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Secular trends in work disability and its relationship to musculoskeletal pain and mental health: a time-trend analysis using five cross-sectional surveys (2002–2010) in the general population
  1. Gwenllian Wynne-Jones1,
  2. Ying Chen1,
  3. Peter Croft1,
  4. George Peat1,
  5. Ross Wilkie1,
  6. Kelvin Jordan1,
  7. Ingemar F Petersson2,3
  1. 1 Arthritis Research UK Primary Care Centre, Research Institute for Primary Care and Health Sciences, Keele University, Keele, UK
  2. 2 Department of Orthopedics, Clinical Sciences Lund, Lund University, Lund, Sweden
  3. 3 Skåne University Hospital, Lund, Sweden
  1. Correspondence to Dr Gwenllian Wynne-Jones, Research Institute for Primary Care and Health Sciences, Arthritis Research UK Primary Care Centre, Keele University, Keele ST5 5BG, UK; g.wynne-jones{at}keele.ac.uk

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  • Contributors IFP and PC conceived the study, and IFP, PC, KJ and YC contributed to the study design. YC analysed the data. GW-J led and YC contributed to the writing of initial manuscript, and all authors contributed to the interpretation of the data. All authors approved the final version of the manuscript submitted for publication. GW-J and YC equally contributed to the paper.

  • Funding The North Staffordshire Osteoarthritis Project (NorStOP) projects were funded through the following grants: Medical Research Council Programme Grant (G9900220), Medical Research Council Project Grant G0501798), Arthritis Research UK Programme Grant (18174), North Staffordshire Primary Care research Consortium. The Clinical Assessment Study of the Foot (CASF) was funded through an Arthritis Research UK Programme Grant (18174). The Self-management Approaches for Osteoarthrosis in the Hand (SMOOTH) study was funded through an Arthritis Research UK project grant (17958) and by Support for Science Funding secured by North Staffordshire Primary Care Research Consortium for NHS service support costs. GW-J was funded by an NIHR Clinical Trials Fellowship (NIHR-CTF-2016-05-10).

  • Disclaimer This article presents independent research funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR). The views expressed are those of the authors and not necessarily those of the NHS, the NIHR or the Department of Health.

  • Competing interests GW-J sits on the NICE Guideline Update Committee ‘Workplace health: long term sickness absence and capability for work’.

  • Patient consent Obtained.

  • Ethics approval North West 7 Research Ethics Committee UK (rec reference: 07/H1008/235), Coventry Research Ethics Committee (REC reference no. 10/H1210/5), North Staffordshire Local Research Ethics Committee.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Data sharing statement We are committed to sharing access to our anonymised research databases derived from our population, consultation, clinical and RCT cohorts. Researchers wanting to apply for access to individual patient data from archived studies hosted by the Keele Research Institute for Primary Care and Health Sciences should first email primarycare.datasharing@keele.ac.uk.

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Footnotes

  • Contributors IFP and PC conceived the study, and IFP, PC, KJ and YC contributed to the study design. YC analysed the data. GW-J led and YC contributed to the writing of initial manuscript, and all authors contributed to the interpretation of the data. All authors approved the final version of the manuscript submitted for publication. GW-J and YC equally contributed to the paper.

  • Funding The North Staffordshire Osteoarthritis Project (NorStOP) projects were funded through the following grants: Medical Research Council Programme Grant (G9900220), Medical Research Council Project Grant G0501798), Arthritis Research UK Programme Grant (18174), North Staffordshire Primary Care research Consortium. The Clinical Assessment Study of the Foot (CASF) was funded through an Arthritis Research UK Programme Grant (18174). The Self-management Approaches for Osteoarthrosis in the Hand (SMOOTH) study was funded through an Arthritis Research UK project grant (17958) and by Support for Science Funding secured by North Staffordshire Primary Care Research Consortium for NHS service support costs. GW-J was funded by an NIHR Clinical Trials Fellowship (NIHR-CTF-2016-05-10).

  • Disclaimer This article presents independent research funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR). The views expressed are those of the authors and not necessarily those of the NHS, the NIHR or the Department of Health.

  • Competing interests GW-J sits on the NICE Guideline Update Committee ‘Workplace health: long term sickness absence and capability for work’.

  • Patient consent Obtained.

  • Ethics approval North West 7 Research Ethics Committee UK (rec reference: 07/H1008/235), Coventry Research Ethics Committee (REC reference no. 10/H1210/5), North Staffordshire Local Research Ethics Committee.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Data sharing statement We are committed to sharing access to our anonymised research databases derived from our population, consultation, clinical and RCT cohorts. Researchers wanting to apply for access to individual patient data from archived studies hosted by the Keele Research Institute for Primary Care and Health Sciences should first email primarycare.datasharing@keele.ac.uk.

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