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Self management, joint protection and exercises in hand osteoarthritis: a randomised controlled trial with cost effectiveness analyses

  • Krysia S Dziedzic1Email author,
  • Susan Hill1,
  • Elaine Nicholls1,
  • Alison Hammond2,
  • Helen Myers1,
  • Tracy Whitehurst1,
  • Jo Bailey1,
  • Charlotte Clements1,
  • David GT Whitehurst1, 3,
  • Sue Jowett1, 4,
  • June Handy1,
  • Rhian W Hughes1,
  • Elaine Thomas1 and
  • Elaine M Hay1
BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders201112:156

DOI: 10.1186/1471-2474-12-156

Received: 2 June 2011

Accepted: 11 July 2011

Published: 11 July 2011

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11 Jul 2011 Editorially accepted
11 Jul 2011 Article published 10.1186/1471-2474-12-156

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Authors’ Affiliations

Arthritis Research UK Primary Care Centre, Keele University
Centre for Health, Sport & Rehabilitation Research, University of Salford
School of Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia
School of Health and Population Sciences, University of Birmingham