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Non-pharmacological interventions for fatigue in rheumatoid arthritis

  1. Fiona Cramp1,*,
  2. Sarah Hewlett1,
  3. Celia Almeida1,
  4. John R Kirwan2,
  5. Ernest HS Choy3,
  6. Trudie Chalder4,
  7. Jon Pollock1,
  8. Robin Christensen5

Editorial Group: Cochrane Musculoskeletal Group

Published Online: 23 AUG 2013

Assessed as up-to-date: 1 OCT 2012

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD008322.pub2


How to Cite

Cramp F, Hewlett S, Almeida C, Kirwan JR, Choy EHS, Chalder T, Pollock J, Christensen R. Non-pharmacological interventions for fatigue in rheumatoid arthritis. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2013, Issue 8. Art. No.: CD008322. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD008322.pub2.

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of the West of England, Faculty of Health & Life Sciences, Bristol, UK

  2. 2

    University of Bristol, Bristol Royal Infirmary, Rheumatology Unit, Bristol, UK

  3. 3

    Cardiff University School of Medicine, Section of Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, Cardiff, UK

  4. 4

    Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London, Department of Psychological Medicine, London, UK

  5. 5

    Copenhagen University Hospital, Frederiksberg, Copenhagen, Denmark, Musculoskeletal Statistics Unit (MSU), The Parker Institute, Dept Rheumatology, Copenhagen, Denmark

*Fiona Cramp, Faculty of Health & Life Sciences, University of the West of England, Glenside campus, Blackberry Hill, Bristol, BS16 1DD, UK. fiona.cramp@uwe.ac.uk.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: New
  2. Published Online: 23 AUG 2013

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[Figure 1]
Figure 1. Study flow diagram.
[Figure 2]
Figure 2. Risk of bias summary: review authors' judgements about each risk of bias item for each included study.
[Figure 3]
Figure 3. Risk of bias graph: review authors' judgements about each risk of bias item presented as percentages across all included studies.
[Figure 4]
Figure 4. Funnel plot of comparison: 1 Physical activity versus control, outcome: 1.1 Fatigue.
[Figure 5]
Figure 5. Funnel plot of comparison: 2 Psychosocial versus control, outcome: 2.1 Fatigue.
[Analysis 1.1]
Analysis 1.1. Comparison 1 Physical activity versus control, Outcome 1 Fatigue.
[Analysis 2.1]
Analysis 2.1. Comparison 2 Psychosocial versus control, Outcome 1 Fatigue.
[Analysis 3.1]
Analysis 3.1. Comparison 3 Mediterranean diet versus control, Outcome 1 Fatigue.
[Analysis 4.1]
Analysis 4.1. Comparison 4 Andrographis paniculata versus control, Outcome 1 Fatigue.
[Analysis 5.1]
Analysis 5.1. Comparison 5 Omega-3 fatty acid versus control, Outcome 1 Fatigue.
[Analysis 6.1]
Analysis 6.1. Comparison 6 Data tracker versus control, Outcome 1 Fatigue.
[Analysis 7.1]
Analysis 7.1. Comparison 7 Reflexology versus control, Outcome 1 Fatigue.