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DSM staff profile

Professor J. Haxby Abbott

PositionResearch Professor
DepartmentDepartment of Surgical Sciences (Dunedin)
QualificationsPhD(Otago) DPT(MGH) MScPT(St Aug) DipGrad(Otago) FNZCP
Research summaryMusculoskeletal clinical epidemiology, management of osteoarthritis
TeachingResearch Higher Degree student supervision
Memberships
  • Fellow, New Zealand College of Physiotherapy
  • Member, Osteoarthritis Research Society International (OARSI)
  • Member, Council of Science Editors
  • Member, World Association of Medical Editors
  • Member, International Society of Physiotherapy Journal Editors
  • Member, American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)
  • Member, Physiotherapy New Zealand
ClinicalMusculoskeletal conditions, osteoarthritis, musculoskeletal physiotherapy

Research

Professor Haxby Abbott’s research focuses on the management of common musculoskeletal conditions.

His research is based in the disciplines of clinical epidemiology, outcomes research, and health technology assessment. Projects have included:

  • Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of exercise therapy and manual therapy interventions for hip and knee osteoarthritis
  • Measurement properties of outcome measures in clinical practice
  • Accuracy and validity of clinical examination procedures
  • Physiotherapy interventions for chronic plantar heel pain
  • The prognosis of low back pain
  • The design of a computer program for the semi-automated analysis of spinal segmental motion

His research is funded by the Health Research Council of New Zealand, Lottery Grants Board, Arthritis New Zealand, and Physiotherapy New Zealand. His osteoarthritis research led to collaboration with the Southern District Health Board, with whom he led the initiation, development, and evaluation of the “Joint Clinic”, delivering an innovative practice model for the chronic care management of hip and knee osteoarthritis, funded by the National Health Board.

Professor Abbott is a former Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy (JOSPT) and the New Zealand Journal of Physiotherapy.

Professor Abbott was awarded the Carl Smith Medal and Rowheath Trust Award by the University in 2014, and a University of Otago Early Career Award for Distinction in Research in 2012. In 2010 Haxby was awarded a prestigious Sir Charles Hercus Health Research Fellowship by the Health Research Council of New Zealand. In 2006, he was the first New Zealander to earn Fellowship of the NZ College of Physiotherapy.

Additional details

Publications

Sharma, S., Wilson, R., Pryymachenko, Y., Pathak, A., Chua, J., Gwynne-Jones, D., … Abbott, J. H. (2021). Reliability, validity, responsiveness, and minimum important change of the Stair Climb Test in adults with hip and knee osteoarthritis. Arthritis Care & Research. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1002/acr.24821

Wilson, R., Chua, J., Pryymachenko, Y., Pathak, A., Sharma, S., & Abbott, J. H. (2021). Prioritizing healthcare interventions: A comparison of multicriteria decision analysis and cost-effectiveness analysis. Value in Health. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.jval.2021.08.008

Pryymachenko, Y., Wilson, R., Sharma, S., Pathak, A., & Abbott, J. H. (2021). Are manual therapy or booster sessions worthwhile in addition to exercise therapy for knee osteoarthritis: Economic evaluation and 2-year follow-up of a randomized controlled trial. Musculoskeletal Science & Practice, 56, 102439. doi: 10.1016/j.msksp.2021.102439

Pathak, A., Abbott, J. H., Sharma, S., Ribeiro, D. C., & Heinemann, A. W. (2021). Content validity of the Brief and Comprehensive ICF Core Sets for common disabling conditions in a developing country. International Journal of Rehabilitation Research, 44(2), 159-165. doi: 10.1097/MRR.0000000000000470

Darlow, B., Abbott, H., Bennell, K., Briggs, A. M., Brown, M., Clark, J., … Stanley, J., & Whittaker, J. L. (2021). Consumers’ knowledge about hip and knee osteoarthritis: Development of the Hip and Knee Osteoarthritis Knowledge Scales and protocol for testing their measurement properties. Osteoarthritis & Cartilage Open. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.ocarto.2021.100160

Darlow, B., Abbott, H., Bennell, K., Briggs, A. M., Brown, M., Clark, J., … Stanley, J., & Whittaker, J. L. (2021). Consumers’ knowledge about hip and knee osteoarthritis: Development of the Hip and Knee Osteoarthritis Knowledge Scales and protocol for testing their measurement properties. Osteoarthritis & Cartilage Open. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.ocarto.2021.100160

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Pathak, A., Abbott, J. H., Sharma, S., Ribeiro, D. C., & Heinemann, A. W. (2021). Content validity of the Brief and Comprehensive ICF Core Sets for common disabling conditions in a developing country. International Journal of Rehabilitation Research, 44(2), 159-165. doi: 10.1097/MRR.0000000000000470

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Pathak, A., Sharma, S., Heinemann, A. W., Stratford, P. W., Ribeiro, D. C., & Abbott, J. H. (2021). Development and assessment of a verbal response scale for the Patient-Specific Functional Scale (PSFS) in a low-literacy, non-western population. Quality of Life Research, 30, 613-628. doi: 10.1007/s11136-020-02640-0

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Pryymachenko, Y., Wilson, R., Sharma, S., Pathak, A., & Abbott, J. H. (2021). Are manual therapy or booster sessions worthwhile in addition to exercise therapy for knee osteoarthritis: Economic evaluation and 2-year follow-up of a randomized controlled trial. Musculoskeletal Science & Practice, 56, 102439. doi: 10.1016/j.msksp.2021.102439

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Sharma, S., Correia, H., Pathak, A., Terwee, C. B., Abbott, J. H., Maharjan, R., … Jensen, M. P. (2021). Translation and cross-cultural adaptation of Nepali versions of the patient-reported outcomes measurement information system (PROMIS®) pain intensity, pain interference, pain behavior, depression, and sleep disturbance short forms in chronic musculoskeletal pain. Quality of Life Research. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1007/s11136-020-02745-6

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Sharma, S., Wilson, R., Pryymachenko, Y., Pathak, A., Chua, J., Gwynne-Jones, D., … Abbott, J. H. (2021). Reliability, validity, responsiveness, and minimum important change of the Stair Climb Test in adults with hip and knee osteoarthritis. Arthritis Care & Research. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1002/acr.24821

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Wilson, R. A., Gwynne-Jones, D. P., Sullivan, T., & Abbott, J. H. (2021). Total hip and knee arthroplasty are highly cost-effective procedures: The importance of duration of follow-up. Journal of Arthroplasty. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.arth.2021.01.038

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Wilson, R., Chua, J., Pryymachenko, Y., Pathak, A., Sharma, S., & Abbott, J. H. (2021). Prioritizing healthcare interventions: A comparison of multicriteria decision analysis and cost-effectiveness analysis. Value in Health. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.jval.2021.08.008

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Chua, J., Briggs, A. M., Hansen, P., Chapple, C., & Abbott, J. H. (2020). Choosing interventions for hip or knee osteoarthritis: What matters to stakeholders? A mixed-methods study. Osteoarthritis & Cartilage Open, 2, 100062. doi: 10.1016/j.ocarto.2020.100062

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Chua, J., Hansen, P., Briggs, A. M., Wilson, R., Gwynne-Jones, D., & Abbott, J. H. (2020). Stakeholders’ preferences for osteoarthritis interventions in health services: A cross-sectional study using multi-criteria decision analysis. Osteoarthritis & Cartilage Open, 2, 100110. doi: 10.1016/j.ocarto.2020.100110

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Darlow, B., Brown, M., Grainger, R., Hudson, B., Briggs, A. M., Abbott, J. H., & McKinlay, E. (2020). Stakeholder views about a novel consumer health resource for knee osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis & Cartilage Open, 2, 100058. doi: 10.1016/j.ocarto.2020.100058

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Gwynne Jones, J. H., Wilson, R. A., Wong, J. M. Y., Abbott, J. H., & Gwynne-Jones, D. P. (2020). The outcomes of non-operative management of patients with hip and knee osteoarthritis triaged to a physiotherapy-led clinic at minimum 5-year follow-up and factors associated with progression to surgery. Journal of Arthroplasty, 35, 1497-1503. doi: 10.1016/j.arth.2020.01.086

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Gwynne-Jones, D. P., Sullivan, T., Wilson, R., & Abbott, J. H. (2020). The relationship between preoperative Oxford Hip and Knee Score and change in health-related quality of life after total hip and total knee arthroplasty: Can it help inform rationing decisions? Arthroplasty Today, 6, 585-589. doi: 10.1016/j.artd.2020.04.009

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Mazzei, D. R., Ademola, A., Abbott, J. H., Sajobi, T., Hildebrand, K., & Marshall, D. A. (2020). Are education, exercise and diet interventions a cost-effective treatment to manage hip and knee osteoarthritis? A systematic review. Osteoarthritis & Cartilage. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.joca.2020.10.002

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Pryymachenko, Y., Wilson, R. A., Abbott, J. H., Dowsey, M. M., & Choong, P. F. M. (2020). Risk factors for chronic opioid use following hip and knee arthroplasty: Evidence from New Zealand population data. Journal of Arthroplasty, 35, 3099-3107. doi: 10.1016/j.arth.2020.06.040

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Wilson, R., Chua, J., Briggs, A. M., & Abbott, J. H. (2020). The cost-effectiveness of recommended adjunctive interventions for knee osteoarthritis: Results from a computer simulation model. Osteoarthritis & Cartilage Open. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.ocarto.2020.100123

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Abbott, J. H., Ward, A. L., Crane, C., Chapple, C. M., Stout, K., Hutton, L., … Harcombe, H., Ribeiro, D. C., & Gwynne Jones, D. (2019). Implementation of a 'Joint Clinic' to resolve unmet need for orthopaedic services in patients with hip and knee osteoarthritis: A program evaluation. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, 20(1), 324. doi: 10.1186/s12891-019-2702-1

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Abbott, J. H., Wilson, R., Pinto, D., Chapple, C. M., Wright, A. A., for the MOA Trial Team, including Robertson, M. C., Baxter, G. D., Theis, J.-C., Hansen, P., McKenzie, J. E., McNamara, D., Kidd, M., & Higgs, C. (2019). Incremental clinical effectiveness and cost effectiveness of providing supervised physiotherapy in addition to usual medical care in patients with osteoarthritis of the hip or knee: 2-year results of the MOA randomised controlled trial. Osteoarthritis & Cartilage, 27, 424-434. doi: 10.1016/j.joca.2018.12.004

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Darlow, B., Stanley, J., Dean, S., Abbott, J. H., Garrett, S., Wilson, R., Mathieson, F., & Dowell, A. (2019). The Fear Reduction Exercised Early (FREE) approach to management of low back pain in general practice: A pragmatic cluster-randomised controlled trial. PLoS Medicine, 16(9), e1002897. doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1002897

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Douglas-Withers, J., McCulloch, K., Waters, D., Parker, K., Hogg, N., Mitsuhashi, T., Treharne, G. J., Abbott, J. H., & Stebbings, S. (2019). Associations between Health Assessment Questionnaire Disability Index and physical performance in rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases, 22, 417-424. doi: 10.1111/1756-185X.13460

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Ferreira-Valente, A., Sharma, S., Torres, S., Smothers, Z., Pais-Ribeiro, J., Abbott, J. H., & Jensen, M. P. (2019). Does religiosity/spirituality play a role in function, pain-related beliefs, and coping in patients with chronic pain? A systematic review. Journal of Religion & Health. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1007/s10943-019-00914-7

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Sharma, S., Jensen, M. P., Moseley, G. L., & Abbott, J. H. (2019). Results of a feasibility randomised clinical trial on pain education for low back pain in Nepal: The Pain Education in Nepal-Low Back Pain (PEN-LBP) feasibility trial. BMJ Open, 9(3), e026874. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2018-026874

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Vlietstra, L., Stebbings, S., Meredith-Jones, K., Abbott, J. H., Treharne, G. J., & Waters, D. L. (2019). Sarcopenia in osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis: The association with self-reported fatigue, physical function and obesity. PLoS ONE, 14(6), e0217462. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0217462

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Wilson, R., & Abbott, J. H. (2019). The projected burden of knee osteoarthritis in New Zealand: Healthcare expenditure and total joint replacement provision. New Zealand Medical Journal, 132(1503), 53-65. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

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Wilson, R., Pryymachenko, Y., Audas, R., Abbott, J. H., on behalf of the Consortium Against the overuse of Opiates in Surgery. (2019). Long-term opioid medication use before and after joint replacement surgery in New Zealand. New Zealand Medical Journal, 132(1507), 33-47. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

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Abbott, J. H., Hobbs, C., Gwynne-Jones, D., on behalf of the MOA Trial Team. (2018). The ShortMAC: Minimum important change of a reduced version of the Western Ontario and McMaster Universities osteoarthritis index. Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy, 48(2), 81-86. doi: 10.2519/jospt.2018.7676

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Bennell, K. L., Nelligan, R. K., Rini, C., Keefe, F. J., Kasza, J., French, S., … Abbott, J. H., … Hinman, R. S. (2018). Effects of internet-based pain coping skills training before home exercise for individuals with hip osteoarthritis (HOPE trial): A randomised controlled trial. Pain, 159(9), 1833-1842. doi: 10.1097/j.pain.0000000000001281

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Darlow, B., Brown, M., Thompson, B., Hudson, B., Grainger, R., McKinlay, E., & Abbott, J. H. (2018). Living with osteoarthritis is a balancing act: An exploration of patients' beliefs about. BMC Rheumatology, 2, 15. doi: 10.1186/s41927-018-0023-x

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Gwynne-Jones, D. P., Gray, A. R., Hutton, L. R., Stout, K. M., & Abbott, J. H. (2018). Outcomes and factors influencing response to an individualised multidisciplinary chronic disease management program for hip and knee osteoarthritis. Journal of Arthroplasty, 33(9), 2780-2786. doi: 10.1016/j.arth.2018.04.011

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Gwynne-Jones, D. P., Hutton, L. R., Stout, K. M., & Abbott, J. H. (2018). The Joint Clinic: Managing excess demand for hip and knee osteoarthritis referrals using a new physiotherapy-led outpatient service. Journal of Arthroplasty, 33(4), 983-987. doi: 10.1016/j.arth.2017.11.034

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Ribeiro, D. C., Milosavljevic, S., & Abbott, J. H. (2018). Sample size estimation for cluster randomized controlled trials. Musculoskeletal Science & Practice, 34, 108-111. doi: 10.1016/j.msksp.2017.10.002

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Sharma, S., Palanchoke, J., & Abbott, J. H. (2018). Cross-cultural adaptation and validation of the Nepali translation of the patient-specific functional scale. Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy, 48(8), 659-664. doi: 10.2519/jospt.2018.7925

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Sharma, S., Pathak, A., Abbott, J. H., & Jensen, M. P. (2018). Measurement properties of the Nepali version of the Connor Davidson resilience scales in individuals with chronic pain. Health & Quality of Life Outcomes, 16(1), 56. doi: 10.1186/s12955-018-0884-0

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Sharma, S., Thibault, P., Abbott, J. H., & Jensen, M. P. (2018). Clinimetric properties of the Nepali version of the Pain Catastrophizing Scale in individuals with chronic pain. Journal of Pain Research, 11, 265-276. doi: 10.2147/JPR.S153061

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Wilson, R., & Abbott, J. H. (2018). Age, period and cohort effects on body mass index in New Zealand, 1997-2038. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 42(4), 396-402. doi: 10.1111/1753-6405.12804

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Wilson, R., & Abbott, J. H. (2018). Development and validation of a new population-based simulation model of osteoarthritis in New Zealand. Osteoarthritis & Cartilage, 26(4), 531-539. doi: 10.1016/j.joca.2018.01.004

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Wilson, R., Blakely, T., & Abbott, J. H. (2018). Radiographic knee osteoarthritis impacts multiple dimensions of health-related quality of life: Data from the Osteoarthritis Initiative. Rheumatology, 57(5), 891-899. doi: 10.1093/rheumatology/key008

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Abbott, J. H., Usiskin, I. M., Wilson, R., Hansen, P., & Losina, E. (2017). The quality-of-life burden of knee osteoarthritis in New Zealand adults: A model-based evaluation. PLoS ONE, 12(10), e0185676. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0185676

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Bennell, K. L., Nelligan, R., Dobson, F., Rini, C., Keefe, F., Kasza, J., … Abbott, J. H., & Hinman, R. S. (2017). Effectiveness of an internet-delivered exercise and pain-coping skills training intervention for persons with chronic knee pain: A randomized trial. Annals of Internal Medicine, 166(7), 453-462. doi: 10.7326/m16-1714

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Ribeiro, D. C., Milosavljevic, S., & Abbott, J. H. (2017). Effectiveness of a lumbopelvic monitor and feedback device to change postural behaviour: A protocol for the ELF cluster randomised controlled trial. BMJ Open, 7(1), e015568. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2016-015568

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Sharma, S., Palanchoke, J., Reed, D., & Abbott, J. H. (2017). Translation, cross-cultural adaptation and psychometric properties of the Nepali versions of numerical pain rating scale and global rating of change. Health & Quality of Life Outcomes, 15, 236. doi: 10.1186/s12955-017-0812-8

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Fitzgerald, G. K., Fritz, J. M., Childs, J. D., Brennan, G. P., Talisa, V., Gil, A. B., … Abbott, J. H. (2016). Exercise, manual therapy, and use of booster sessions in physical therapy for knee osteoarthritis: A multi-center, factorial randomized clinical trial. Osteoarthritis & Cartilage, 24, 1340-1349. doi: 10.1016/j.joca.2016.03.001

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Harcombe, H., Davie, G., Derrett, S., Abbott, H., & Gwynne-Jones, D. (2016). Equity of publicly-funded hip and knee joint replacement surgery in New Zealand: Results from a national observational study. New Zealand Medical Journal, 129(1442), 8-18. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

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Levinger, P., Zeina, D., Teshome, A. K., Skinner, E., Begg, R., & Abbott, J. H. (2016). A real time biofeedback using Kinect and Wii to improve gait for post-total knee replacement rehabilitation: A case study report. Disability & Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology, 11(3), 251-262. doi: 10.3109/17483107.2015.1080767

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Abbott, J. H., Chapple, C. M., Fitzgerald, G. K., Fritz, J. M., Childs, J. D., Harcombe, H., & Stout, K. (2015). The incremental effects of manual therapy or booster sessions in addition to exercise therapy for knee osteoarthritis: A randomized clinical trial. Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy, 45(12), 975-983. doi: 10.2519/jospt.2015.6015

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Abbott, J. H., Foster, M., Hamilton, L., Ravenwood, M., & Tan, N. (2015). Validity of pain drawings for predicting psychological status outcome in patients with recurrent or chronic low back pain. Journal of Manual & Manipulative Therapy, 23(1), 12-19. doi: 10.1179/2042618613Y.0000000046

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Schmitt, J., & Abbott, J. H. (2015). Global ratings of change do not accurately reflect functional change over time in clinical practice. Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy, 45(2), 106-111. doi: 10.2519/jospt.2015.5247

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Abbott, J. H., & Kingan, E.-M. (2014). Accuracy of physical therapists’ prognosis of low back pain from the clinical examination: A prospective cohort study. Journal of Manual & Manipulative Therapy, 22(3), 154-161. doi: 10.1179/2042618613Y.0000000045

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Abbott, J. H., & Schmitt, J. (2014). Minimum important differences for the Patient-Specific Functional Scale, 4 region-specific outcome measures, and the numeric pain rating scale. Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy, 44(8), 560-564. doi: 10.2519/jospt.2014.5248

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Abbott, J. H., & Schmitt, J. S. (2014). The Patient-Specific Functional Scale was valid for group-level change comparisons and between-group discrimination. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, 67(6), 681-688. doi: 10.1016/j.jclinepi.2013.11.002

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Bennell, K. L., Egerton, T., Martin, J., Abbott, J. H., Metcalf, B., McManus, F., … Buchbinder, R. (2014). Effect of physical therapy on pain and function in patients with hip osteoarthritis: A randomized clinical trial. JAMA, 311(19), 1987-1997. doi: 10.1001/jama.2014.4591

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Ribeiro, D. C., Sole, G., Abbott, J. H., & Milosavljevic, S. (2014). The effectiveness of a lumbopelvic monitor and feedback device to change postural behavior: A feasibility randomized controlled trial. Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy, 44(9), 702-711. doi: 10.2519/jospt.2014.5009

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Schmitt, J. S., & Abbott, J. H. (2014). Patient global ratings of change did not adequately reflect change time over time: A clinical cohort study. Physical Therapy, 94(4), 534-542. doi: 10.2522/ptj.20130162

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Abbott, J. H., Robertson, M. C., Chapple, C., Pinto, D., Wright, A. A., Leon de la Barra, S., Baxter, G. D., Theis, J.-C., Campbell, A. J., on behalf of the MOA Trial Team. (2013). Manual therapy, exercise therapy, or both, in addition to usual care, for osteoarthritis of the hip or knee: A randomized controlled trial. 1: Clinical effectiveness. Osteoarthritis & Cartilage, 21(4), 525-534. doi: 10.1016/j.joca.2012.12.014

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Dobson, F., Hinman, R. S., Roos, E. M., Abbott, J. H., Stratford, P., Davis, A. M., … Hansen, P., & Bennell, K. L. (2013). OARSI recommended performance-based tests to assess physical function in people diagnosed with hip or knee osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis & Cartilage, 21(8), 1042-1052. doi: 10.1016/j.joca.2013.05.002

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Pinto, D., Robertson, M. C., Abbott, J. H., Hansen, P., Campbell, A. J., on behalf of the MOA Trial Team. (2013). Manual therapy, exercise therapy, or both, in addition to usual care, for osteoarthritis of the hip or knee. 2: Economic evaluation alongside a randomized controlled trial. Osteoarthritis & Cartilage, 21(10), 1504-1513. doi: 10.1016/j.joca.2013.06.014

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Ribeiro, D. C., Sole, G., Abbott, J. H., & Milosavljevic, S. (2013). Validity and reliability of the Spineangel® lumbo-pelvic postural monitor. Ergonomics, 56(6), 977-991. doi: 10.1080/00140139.2013.781233

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Fairbairn, K., May, K., Yang, Y., Balasundar, S., Hefford, C., & Abbott, J. H. (2012). Mapping Patient-Specific Functional Scale (PSFS) items to the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF). Physical Therapy, 92(2), 310-317. doi: 10.2522/ptj.20090382

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Hefford, C., Abbott, J. H., Arnold, R., & Baxter, G. D. (2012). The Patient-Specific Functional Scale: Validity, reliability, and responsiveness in patients with upper extremity musculoskeletal problems. Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy, 42(2), 56-65. doi: 10.2519/jospt.2012.3953

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Kowalchuk Horn, K., Jennings, S., Richardson, G., van Vliet, D., Hefford, C., & Abbott, J. H. (2012). The Patient-Specific Functional Scale: Psychometrics, clinimetrics, and application as a clinical outcome measure. Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy, 42(1), 30-42. doi: 10.2519/jospt.2012.3727

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Pinto, D., Robertson, M. C., Hansen, P., & Abbott, J. H. (2012). Cost-effectiveness of nonpharmacologic, nonsurgical interventions for hip and/or knee osteoarthritis: Systematic review. Value in Health, 15(1), 1-12. doi: 10.1016/j.jval.2011.09.003

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Ribeiro, D. C., Aldabe, D., Abbott, J. H., Sole, G., & Milosavljevic, S. (2012). Dose—response relationship between work-related cumulative postural exposure and low back pain: A systematic review. Annals of Occupational Hygiene, 56(6), 684-696. doi: 10.1093/annhyg/mes003

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Tulloch, E., Phillips, C., Sole, G., Carman, A., & Abbott, J. H. (2012). DMA clinical pilates directional-bias assessment: Reliability and predictive validity. Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy, 42(8), 676-687. doi: 10.2519/jospt.2012.3790

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Bennell, K. L., Egerton, T., Pua, Y.-H., Abbott, J. H., Sims, K., & Buchbinder, R. (2011). Building the rationale and structure for a complex physical therapy intervention within the context of a clinical trial: A multimodal individualized treatment for patients with hip osteoarthritis. Physical Therapy, 91(10), 1525-1541. doi: 10.2522/ptj.20100430

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Braund, R., & Abbott, J. H. (2011). Nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) and paracetamol for acute musculoskeletal injuries: Physiotherapists' understanding of which is safer, more effective, and when to initiate treatment. Physiotherapy Theory & Practice, 27(7), 482-491. doi: 10.3109/09593985.2010.527430

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Braund, R., & Abbott, J. H. (2011). Recommending NSAIDs and paracetamol: A survey of New Zealand physiotherapists' knowledge and behaviours. Physiotherapy Research International, 16(1), 43-49. doi: 10.1002/pri.472

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Chapple, C. M., Nicholson, H., Baxter, G. D., & Abbott, J. H. (2011). Patient characteristics that predict progression of knee osteoarthritis: A systematic review of prognostic studies. Arthritis Care & Research, 63(8), 1115-1125. doi: 10.1002/acr.20492

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Hefford, C., Abbott, J. H., Baxter, G. D., & Arnold, R. (2011). Outcome measurement in clinical practice: Practical and theoretical issues for health related quality of life (HRQOL) questionnaires. Physical Therapy Reviews, 16(3), 155-167. doi: 10.1179/1743288X11Y.0000000004

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Pinto, D., Robertson, M. C., Hansen, P., & Abbott, J. H. (2011). Good agreement between questionnaire and administrative databases for health care use and costs in patients with osteoarthritis. BMC Medical Research Methodology, 11, 45. doi: 10.1186/1471-2288-11-45

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Pinto, D., Robertson, M. C., Hansen, P., Abbott, J. H., on behalf of the MOA Trial Team. (2011). Economic evaluation within a factorialdesign randomised controlled trial of exercise, manual therapy, or both interventions for osteoarthritis of the hip or knee: Study protocol. BMJ Open, 1(1), e000136. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2011-000136

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Ribeiro, D. C., Sole, G., Abbott, J. H., & Milosavljevic, S. (2011). A rationale for the provision of extrinsic feedback towards management of low back pain. Manual Therapy, 16(3), 301-305. doi: 10.1016/j.math.2011.01.011

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Ribeiro, D. C., Sole, G., Abbott, J. H., & Milosavljevic, S. (2011). Cumulative postural exposure measured by a novel device: A preliminary study. Ergonomics, 54(9), 858-865. doi: 10.1080/00140139.2011.600776

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Ribeiro, D. C., Sole, G., Abbott, J. H., & Milosavljevic, S. (2011). Extrinsic feedback and management of low back pain: A critical review of the literature. Manual Therapy, 16(3), 231-239. doi: 10.1016/j.math.2010.12.001

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Ribeiro, D. C., Sole, G., Abbott, J. H., & Milosavljevic, S. (2011). The reliability and accuracy of an electromagnetic motion analysis system when used conjointly with an accelerometer. Ergonomics, 54(7), 672-677. doi: 10.1080/00140139.2011.583363

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Wright, A. A., Cook, C. E., Baxter, G. D., Dockerty, J. D., & Abbott, J. H. (2011). A comparison of 3 methodological approaches to defining major clinically important improvement of 4 performance measures in patients with hip osteoarthritis. Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy, 41(5), 319-327. doi: 10.2519/jospt.2011.3515

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Wright, A. A., Cook, C., Flynn, T. W., Baxter, G. D., & Abbott, J. H. (2011). Predictors of response to physical therapy intervention in patients with primary hip osteoarthritis. Physical Therapy, 91(4), 510-524. doi: 10.2522/ptj.20100171

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Wright, A. A., Hegedus, E. J., Baxter, G. D., & Abbott, J. H. (2011). Measurement of function in hip osteoarthritis: Developing a standardized approach for physical performance measures. Physiotherapy Theory & Practice, 27(4), 253-262. doi: 10.3109/09593985.2010.491150

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Bennell, K., Egerton, T., Pua, Y.-H., Abbott, J. H., Sims, K., Metcalf, B., … Buchbinder, R. (2010). Efficacy of a multimodal physiotherapy treatment program for hip osteoarthritis: A randomised placebo-controlled trial protocol. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, 11, 238. doi: 10.1186/1471-2474-11-238

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Intolo, P., Carman, A. B., Milosavljevic, S., Abbott, J. H., & Baxter, G. D. (2010). The Spineangel®: Examining the validity and reliability of a novel clinical device for monitoring trunk motion. Manual Therapy, 15, 160-166. doi: 10.1016/j.math.2009.10.002

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Tumilty, S., Munn, J., Abbott, J. H., McDonough, S., Hurley, D. A., Basford, J. R., & Baxter, G. D. (2010). Laser therapy in the treatment of achilles tendinopathy: A randomised controlled trial. AIP Conference Proceedings, 1226(1), 163-169. doi: 10.1063/1.3453776

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Wright, A. A., Abbott, J. H., Baxter, D., & Cook, C. (2010). The ability of a sustained within-session finding of pain reduction during traction to dictate improved outcomes from a manual therapy approach on patients with osteoarthritis of the hip. Journal of Manual & Manipulative Therapy, 18(3), 166-172. doi: 10.1179/106698110X12640740712536

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Wright, A. A., Cook, C. E., Baxter, G. D., Garcia, J., & Abbott, J. H. (2010). Relationship between the Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Osteoarthritis Index physical function subscale and physical performance measures in patients with hip osteoarthritis. Archives of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, 91(10), 1558-1564. doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2010.07.016

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Abbott, J. H., Flynn, T. W., Fritz, J. M., Hing, W. A., Reid, D., & Whitman, J. M. (2009). Manual physical assessment of spinal segmental motion: Intent and validity. Manual Therapy, 14(1), 36-44. doi: 10.1016/j.math.2007.09.011

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Abbott, J. H., Robertson, M. C., McKenzie, J. E., Baxter, G. D., Theis, J.-C., Campbell, A. J., and the MOA Trial Team. (2009). Exercise therapy, manual therapy, or both, for osteoarthritis of the hip or knee: A factorial randomised controlled trial protocol. Trials, 10(11). doi: 10.1186/1745-6215-10-11

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Cleland, J. A., Abbott, J. H., Kidd, M. O., Stockwell, S., Cheney, S., Gerrard, D. F., & Flynn, T. W. (2009). Manual physical therapy and exercise versus electrophysical agents and exercise in the management of plantar heel pain: A multicenter randomized clinical trial. Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy, 39(8), 573-585. doi: 10.2519/jospt.2009.3036

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Wright, A. A., Cook, C., & Abbott, J. H. (2009). Variables associated with the progression of hip osteoarthritis: A systematic review. Arthritis & Rheumatism, 61(7), 925-936. doi: 10.1002/art.24641

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Hefford, C., Lodge, S., Elliott, K., & Abbott, J. H. (2008). Measuring patient-specific outcomes in musculoskeletal clinical practice: A pilot study. New Zealand Journal of Physiotherapy, 36(2), 41-48.

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Tumilty, S., Munn, J., Abbott, J. H., McDonough, S., Hurley, D. A., & Baxter, G. D. (2008). Laser therapy in the treatment of achilles tendinopathy: A pilot study. Photobiomodulation, Photomedicine, & Laser Surgery, 26(1), 25-30. doi: 10.1089/pho.2007.2126

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Walsh, R. M., & Abbott, J. H. (2008). Screening for depression in a musculoskeletal outpatient physical therapy clinic: Point prevalence and comparison of two instruments. Journal of Back & Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation, 21(3), 171-174.

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Abbott, J. H., Fritz, J. M., McCane, B., Shultz, B., Herbison, P., Lyons, B., … Walsh, R. M. (2006). Lumbar segmental mobility disorders: Comparison of two methods of defining abnormal displacement kinematics in a cohort of patients with non-specific mechanical low back pain. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, 7, 45. doi: 10.1186/1471-2474-7-45

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McCane, B., King, T. I., & Abbott, J. H. (2006). Calculating the 2D motion of lumbar vertebrae using splines. Journal of Biomechanics, 39, 2703-2708. doi: 10.1016/j.jbiomech.2005.09.015

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Abbott, J. H., McCane, B., Herbison, P., Moginie, G., Chapple, C., & Hogarty, T. (2005). Lumbar segmental instability: A criterion-related validity study of manual therapy assessment. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, 6, 56. doi: 10.1186/1471-2474-6-56

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McCane, B., Abbott, J. H., & King, T. (2005). On calculating the finite centre of rotation for rigid planar motion. Medical Engineering & Physics, 27, 75-79.

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Kennedy, E., Cullen, B., Abbott, J. H., Woodley, S., & Mercer, S. R. (2004). Palpation of the iliolumbar ligament. New Zealand Journal of Physiotherapy, 32(2), 76-79.

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Abbott, J. H., & Mercer, S. R. (2003). Lumbar segmental hypomobility: Criterion-related validity of clinical examination items (a pilot study). New Zealand Journal of Physiotherapy, 31(1), 3-9.

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Abbott, J. H., & Mercer, S. R. (2003). Naturalny przebieg ostrego bolu kyzyza [The natural history of acute low back pain]. Rehabilitacja Medyczna, 7(2), 9-16.

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Abbott, J. H., & Mercer, S. R. (2002). The natural history of acute low back pain. New Zealand Journal of Physiotherapy, 30(3), 8-16.

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Abbott, J. H. (2001). Mobilization with movement applied to the elbow affects shoulder range of movement in subjects with lateral epicondylalgia. Manual Therapy, 6(3), 170-177.

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Abbott, J. H., Patla, C. E., & Jensen, R. S. (2001). The initial effects of an elbow mobilization with movement technique on grip strength in subjects with lateral epicondylalgia. Manual Therapy, 6(3), 163-169.

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Patla, C. E., & Abbott, J. H. (2000). Tibialis posterior myofascial tightness as a source of heel pain: Diagnosis and treatment. Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy, 30(10), 624-632. doi: 10.2519/jospt.2000.30.10.624

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