Bridges research and development projects

Living well with joint pain

Developing a new Bridges book for people living with joint pain and training for health care professionals.

People experiencing persistent joint pain often struggle to take part in work, physical activity and leisure. This can contribute to poorer health and wellbeing. Bridges are working with a group of people living with joint pain to co-design a new book and training for health care practitioners.

We have leaned about the experiences of people with joint pain through co-design meetings and individual narrative interviews and together we have created the content for a new Bridges book.

This book, alongside new refined healthcare professional training on self-management for joint pain, will be used in a multi-centre randomised controlled trial run by Cardiff University called the TIPTOE study, which will test the effectiveness of this intervention.

Funded by Cardiff University

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