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DSM staff profile

Associate Professor Simon Stebbings

PositionConsultant Physician in Rheumatology
DepartmentDepartment of Medicine (Dunedin)
QualificationsMB BS MMedSc FRCP(Lond) FRACP–FRCP(Lond)
Research summaryRheumatology

Research

Associate Professor Simon Stebbings' research has focused on ankylosing spondylitis and spondyloarthritis. Through national collaboration he established the multicentre Spondyloarthritis Genetics and the Environment Study (SAGE), which included a longitudinal study of outcomes in spondyloarthritis in New Zealand.

Through his membership of the International Genetics of Ankylosing Spondylitis study group he has contributed to the study of the genetic background to this common inflammatory arthritis.

Associate Professor Stebbings is a member of the Assessment in Spondyloarthritis International Society (ASAS) and has contributed to the development of an ASAS Health Index. He is a member of the working group on management guidelines for axial spondyloarthritis for the Asia Pacific League Against Rheumatism.

Associate professor Stebbings has strong research links with the Department of Psychology and the School of Physiotherapy. Through collaborations with colleagues his research has investigated the importance of fatigue in rheumatic diseases, and the effectiveness of complementary therapies. He has been involved in research into the effects of smoking on arthritis and ways to encourage smoking cessation.

Publications

Kim, C., Stebbings, S., Sundberg, T., Munk, N., Lauche, R., & Ward, L. (2019). Complementary medicine for the management of knee and hip osteoarthritis: A patient perspective. Musculoskeletal Care. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1002/msc.1441

Falling, C., Stebbings, S., Baxter, G. D., & Mani, R. (2019). Central hypersensitivity: A model for persistent musculoskeletal pain in inflammatory bowel diseases. Medical Hypotheses, 129, 109243. doi: 10.1016/j.mehy.2019.109243

Wu, W., Jordan, S., Graf, N., de Oliveira Pena, J., Curram, J., Allanore, Y., … EUSTAR Collaborators, including Stebbings, S., Highton, J., Stamp, L., Chapman, P., & O'Donnell, J. (2019). Progressive skin fibrosis is associated with a decline in lung function and worse survival in patients with diffuse cutaneous systemic sclerosis in the European Scleroderma Trials and Research (EUSTAR) cohort. Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases, 78(5), 648-656. doi: 10.1136/annrheumdis-2018-213455

Castro, M. P., Stebbings, S. M., Milosavljevic, S., Pedersen, S. J., & Bussey, M. D. (2019). Assessing the construct validity of clinical tests to identify sacroiliac joint inflammation in patients with non-radiographic axial spondyloarthritis. International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/1756-185X.13606

Becker, M., Graf, N., Sauter, R., Allanore, Y., Curram, J., Denton, C. P., … EUSTAR Collaborators, including Stebbings, S., Highton, J., Stamp, L., Chapman, P., & O'Donnell, J. (2019). Predictors of disease worsening defined by progression of organ damage in diffuse systemic sclerosis: A European Scleroderma Trials and Research (EUSTAR) analysis. Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases, 78(9), 1242-1248. doi: 10.1136/annrheumdis-2019-215145

Journal - Research Article

Kim, C., Stebbings, S., Sundberg, T., Munk, N., Lauche, R., & Ward, L. (2019). Complementary medicine for the management of knee and hip osteoarthritis: A patient perspective. Musculoskeletal Care. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1002/msc.1441

Becker, M., Graf, N., Sauter, R., Allanore, Y., Curram, J., Denton, C. P., … EUSTAR Collaborators, including Stebbings, S., Highton, J., Stamp, L., Chapman, P., & O'Donnell, J. (2019). Predictors of disease worsening defined by progression of organ damage in diffuse systemic sclerosis: A European Scleroderma Trials and Research (EUSTAR) analysis. Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases, 78(9), 1242-1248. doi: 10.1136/annrheumdis-2019-215145

Castro, M. P., Stebbings, S. M., Milosavljevic, S., Pedersen, S. J., & Bussey, M. D. (2019). Assessing the construct validity of clinical tests to identify sacroiliac joint inflammation in patients with non-radiographic axial spondyloarthritis. International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/1756-185X.13606

Wu, W., Jordan, S., Graf, N., de Oliveira Pena, J., Curram, J., Allanore, Y., … EUSTAR Collaborators, including Stebbings, S., Highton, J., Stamp, L., Chapman, P., & O'Donnell, J. (2019). Progressive skin fibrosis is associated with a decline in lung function and worse survival in patients with diffuse cutaneous systemic sclerosis in the European Scleroderma Trials and Research (EUSTAR) cohort. Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases, 78(5), 648-656. doi: 10.1136/annrheumdis-2018-213455

Falling, C., Stebbings, S., Baxter, G. D., & Mani, R. (2019). Central hypersensitivity: A model for persistent musculoskeletal pain in inflammatory bowel diseases. Medical Hypotheses, 129, 109243. doi: 10.1016/j.mehy.2019.109243

Sobanski, V., Giovannelli, J., Allanore, Y., Riemekasten, G., Airò, P., Vettori, S., … and the EUSTAR Collaborators, including Stebbings, S., Highton, J., Stamp, L., Chapman, P., & O'Donnell, J. (2019). Phenotypes determined by cluster analysis and their survival in the prospective European Scleroderma Trials and Research cohort of patients with systemic sclerosis. Arthritis & Rheumatology, 71(9), 1553-1570. doi: 10.1002/art.40906

Benham, H., Rutherford, M., Kirby, S., Stebbings, S., White, D., Sim, D., & Harrison, A. (2019). Treat-to-target in rheumatoid arthritis: Evaluating the patient perspective using the Patient Opinion Real-Time Anonymous Liaison system: The RA T2T PORTAL study. International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/1756-185x.13514

Hegarty, R. S. M., Treharne, G. J., Stebbings, S., Graham, K., & Conner, T. S. (2019). Optimising daily diary questionnaires about fatigue, psychological flexibility and well-being: Perspectives of people with rheumatic disease. Psychology & Health. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/08870446.2018.1520232

Falling, C. L., Stebbings, S., Baxter, G. D., Gearry, R. B., & Mani, R. (2019). Central sensitization inventory mediates the relationship between inflammatory bowel disease activity and worse musculoskeletal pain experiences. Pain Practice. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/papr.12821

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

Falling, C., Stebbings, S., Baxter, G. D., Gearry, R. B., & Mani, R. (2019). Musculoskeletal pain in individuals with inflammatory bowel disease reflects three distinct profiles. Clinical Journal of Pain. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1097/ajp.0000000000000698

Woolley, M., Stebbings, S., & Highton, J. (2018). Statin-associated immune-mediated necrotising myopathy: A New Zealand case series showing possible overrepresentation in Pacific Islanders. Internal Medicine Journal, 48(1), 32-36. doi: 10.1111/imj.13575

Ward, L., Stebbings, S., Athens, J., Cherkin, D., & Baxter, G. D. (2018). Yoga for the management of pain and sleep in rheumatoid arthritis: A pilot randomized controlled trial. Musculoskeletal Care, 16(1), 39-47. doi: 10.1002/msc.1201

Kiltz, U., van der Heijde, D., Boonen, A., Akkoc, N., Bautista-Molano, W., Burgos-Vargas, R., … Stebbings, S., … Braun, J. (2018). Measurement properties of the ASAS Health Index: Results of a global study in patients with axial and peripheral spondyloarthritis. Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1136/annrheumdis-2017-212076

Gath, M. E., Stamp, L. K., Aimer, P., Stebbings, S., & Treharne, G. J. (2018). Reconceptualizing motivation for smoking cessation among people with rheumatoid arthritis as incentives and facilitators. Musculoskeletal Care, 16(1), 139-146. doi: 10.1002/msc.1227

Aimer, P., Stamp, L. K., Stebbings, S., Cameron, V., Kirby, S., & Treharne, G. J. (2018). Exploring perceptions of a rheumatoid arthritis-specific smoking cessation programme. Musculoskeletal Care, 16, 74-81. doi: 10.1002/msc.1209

Douglas-Withers, J., McCulloch, K., Waters, D., Parker, K., Hogg, N., Mitsuhashi, T., Treharne, G. J., Abbott, J. H., & Stebbings, S. (2018). Associations between Health Assessment Questionnaire Disability Index and physical performance in rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/1756-185X.13460

Roberts, R. L., Wallace, M. C., Harrison, A. A., White, D., Dalbeth, N., Stamp, L. K., … Highton, J., Merriman, T. R., … Stebbings, S. M. (2018). Association of Crohn's disease-related chromosome 1q32 with ankylosing spondylitis is independent of bowel symptoms and faecal calprotectin. PeerJ, 6, e5088. doi: 10.7717/peerj.5088

Helme, C., Hegarty, R. S. M., Stebbings, S., & Treharne, G. J. (2018). "I actually just really need to stop work sometimes": Exploring fatigue-related barriers to employment among people with rheumatic diseases. Musculoskeletal Care. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1002/msc.1373

Aimer, P., Treharne, G. J., Stebbings, S., Frampton, C., Cameron, V., Kirby, S., & Stamp, L. K. (2017). Efficacy of a rheumatoid arthritis-specific smoking cessation programme: A pilot randomized controlled trial. Arthritis Care & Research, 69(1), 28-37. doi: 10.1002/acr.22960

Kibblewhite, J. R., Hegarty, R. S. M., Stebbings, S., & Treharne, G. J. (2017). The role of enjoyment in exercise for people with arthritis: Four different viewpoints from a Q-methodology study. Musculoskeletal Care, 15(4), 324-332. doi: 10.1002/msc.1175

Kibblewhite, J. R., Treharne, G. J., Stebbings, S., & Hegarty, R. S. M. (2017). Enjoyment of exercise among people with arthritis: An inductive thematic analysis. Journal of Health Psychology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/1359105317733320

Stebbings, S., Gray, A., Schneiders, A. G., & Sansom, A. (2017). A randomized double-blind placebocontrolled trial to investigate the effectiveness and safety of a novel greenlipped mussel extract -BioLex® -for managing pain in moderate to severe osteoarthritis of the hip and knee. BMC Complementary & Alternative Medicine, 17, 416. doi: 10.1186/s12906-017-1907-9

Stamp, L. K., Haslett, J., Frampton, C., White, D., Gardner, D., Stebbings, S., … Grainger, R., … Dalbeth, N. (2016). The safety and efficacy of benzbromarone in gout in Aotearoa New Zealand. Internal Medicine Journal, 46(9), 1075-1080. doi: 10.1111/imj.13173

Baxter, S., Smith, C., Treharne, G., Stebbings, S., & Hale, L. (2016). What are the perceived barriers, facilitators and attitudes to exercise for women with rheumatoid arthritis? A qualitative study. Disability & Rehabilitation, 38(8), 773-780. doi: 10.3109/09638288.2015.1061602

Aimer, P., Stamp, L. K., Stebbings, S., Cameron, V., Kirby, S., Croft, S., & Treharne, G. J. (2016). Developing a tailored smoking cessation intervention for rheumatoid arthritis patients. Musculoskeletal Care, 14(1), 2-14. doi: 10.1002/msc.1106

Hegarty, R. S. M., Treharne, G. J., Stebbings, S., & Conner, T. S. (2016). Fatigue and mood among people with arthritis: Carry-over across the day. Health Psychology, 35(5), 492-499. doi: 10.1037/hea0000321

Robinson, P. C., Leo, P. J., Pointon, J. J., Harris, J., Cremin, K., Bradbury, L. A., … Stebbings, S., Harrison, A. A., … Brown, M. A. (2016). The genetic associations of acute anterior uveitis and their overlap with the genetics of ankylosing spondylitis. Genes & Immunity, 17, 46-51. doi: 10.1038/gene.2015.49

Baxter, S. V., Hale, L. A., Stebbings, S., Gray, A. R., Smith, C. M., & Treharne, G. J. (2016). Walking is a feasible physical activity for people with rheumatoid arthritis: A feasibility randomized controlled trial. Musculoskeletal Care, 14(1), 47-56. doi: 10.1002/msc.1112

Hunt, S., McNamara, D., & Stebbings, S. (2016). An open-label six-month extension study to investigate the safety and efficacy of an extract of Artemisia annua for managing pain, stiffness and functional limitation associated with osteoarthritis of the hip and knee. New Zealand Medical Journal, 129(1444), 97-102. Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Bisanz, J. E., Suppiah, P., Thomson, W. M., Milne, T., Yeoh, N., Nolan, A., … Cullinan, M. P., & Stebbings, S. M. (2016). The oral microbiome of patients with axial spondyloarthritis compared to healthy individuals. PeerJ, 4, e2095. doi: 10.7717/peerj.2095

Dunn, E. T. J., Taylor, E. S., Stebbings, S., Schultz, M., Butt, A. G., & Kemp, R. A. (2016). Distinct immune signatures in the colon of Crohn's disease and ankylosing spondylitis patients in the absence of inflammation. Immunology & Cell Biology, 94(5), 421-429. doi: 10.1038/icb.2015.112

Castro, M. P., Stebbings, S. M., Milosavljevic, S., & Bussey, M. D. (2016). Construct validity of clinical spinal mobility tests in ankylosing spondylitis: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Clinical Rheumatology, 35(7), 1777-1787. doi: 10.1007/s10067-015-3056-1

Stebbings, S., Beattie, E., McNamara, D., & Hunt, S. (2016). A pilot randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trial to investigate the efficacy and safety of an extract of Artemisia annua administered over 12 weeks, for managing pain, stiffness, and functional limitation associated with osteoarthritis of the hip and knee. Clinical Rheumatology, 35, 1829-1836. doi: 10.1007/s10067-015-3110-z

Kiltz, U., van der Heijde, D., Boonen, A., Cieza, A., Stucki, G., Khan, M. A., … Stebbings, S., … Braun, J. (2015). Development of a health index in patients with ankylosing spondylitis (ASAS HI): Final result of a global initiative based on the ICF guided by ASAS. Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases, 74(5), 830-835. doi: 10.1136/annrheumdis-2013-203967

Castro, M. P., Stebbings, S. M., Milosavljevic, S., & Bussey, M. D. (2015). Criterion-concurrent validity of spinal mobility tests in ankylosing spondylitis: A systematic review of the literature. Journal of Rheumatology, 42(2), 243-251. doi: 10.3899/jrheum.140901

Castro, M. P., Stebbings, S. M., Milosavljevic, S., & Bussey, M. D. (2015). Role of physical evaluation in the early identification of axial spondyloarthritis: A research proposal. Clinical Medicine Insights: Arthritis & Musculoskeletal Disorders, 8, 59-64. doi: 10.4137/CMAMD.S28347

Cortes, A., Pulit, S. L., Leo, P. J., Pointon, J. J., Robinson, P. C., Weisman, M. H., … Stebbings, S., … Brown, M. A. (2015). Major histocompatibility complex associations of ankylosing spondylitis are complex and involve further epistasis with ERAP1. Nature Communications, 6, 7146. doi: 10.1038/ncomms8146

Aimer, P., Stamp, L., Stebbings, S., Valentino, N., Cameron, V., & Treharne, G. J. (2015). Identifying barriers to smoking cessation in rheumatoid arthritis. Arthritis Care & Research, 67(5), 607-615. doi: 10.1002/acr.22503

Hegarty, R. S. M., Conner, T. S., Stebbings, S., & Treharne, G. J. (2015). Feel the fatigue and be active anyway: Physical activity on high-fatigue days protects adults with arthritis from decrements in same-day positive mood. Arthritis Care & Research, 67(9), 1230-1236. doi: 10.1002/acr.22582

Harrison, A. A., Badenhorst, C., Kirby, S., White, D., Athens, J., & Stebbings, S. (2014). Comparison of rates of referral and diagnosis of axial spondyloarthritis before and after an ankylosing spondylitis public awareness campaign. Clinical Rheumatology, 33(7), 963-968. doi: 10.1007/s10067-014-2551-0

Stebbings, S. M., Treharne, G. J., Jenks, K., & Highton, J. (2014). Fatigue in patients with spondyloarthritis associates with disease activity, quality of life and inflammatory bowel symptoms. Clinical Rheumatology, 33(10), 1467-1474. doi: 10.1007/s10067-013-2445-6

Ward, L., Stebbings, S., Sherman, K. J., Cherkin, D., & Baxter, G. D. (2014). Establishing key components of yoga interventions for musculoskeletal conditions: A Delphi survey. BMC Complementary & Alternative Medicine, 14(1), 196. doi: 10.1186/1472-6882-14-196

Ward, L., Stebbings, S., Cherkin, D., & Baxter, G. D. (2014). Components and reporting of yoga interventions for musculoskeletal conditions: A systematic review of randomised controlled trials. Complementary Therapies in Medicine, 22(5), 909-919. doi: 10.1016/j.ctim.2014.08.007

Ingegnoli, F., Ardoino, I., Boracchi, P., Cutolo, M., EUSTAR co-authors, Airò, P., … Highton, J., … Stebbings, S., … Zlatanovic, M. (2013). Nailfold capillaroscopy in systemic sclerosis: Data from the EULAR scleroderma trials and research (EUSTAR) database. Microvascular Research, 89, 122-128. doi: 10.1016/j.mvr.2013.06.003

International Genetics of Ankylosing Spondylitis Consortium (IGAS), including Stebbings, S. (2013). Identification of multiple risk variants for ankylosing spondylitis through high-density genotyping of immune-related loci. Nature Genetics, 45(7), 730-738. doi: 10.1038/ng.2667

Ward, L., Stebbings, S., Cherkin, D., & Baxter, G. D. (2013). Yoga for functional ability, pain and psychosocial outcomes in musculoskeletal conditions: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Musculoskeletal Care, 11(4), 203-217. doi: 10.1002/msc.1042

Roberts, R. L., Wallace, M. C., Jones, G. T., van Rij, A. M., Merriman, T. R., Harrison, A., … Stamp, L. K., … Highton, J., & Stebbings, S. M. (2013). Prevalence of HLA-B27 in the New Zealand population: Effect of age and ethnicity. Arthritis Research & Therapy, 15, R158. doi: 10.1186/ar4341

Stebbings, S., Bagheri, N., Perrie, K., Blyth, P., & McDonald, J. (2012). Blended learning and curriculum renewal across three medical schools: The rheumatology module at the University of Otago. Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 28(7), 1176-1189.

Stebbings, S., Jenks, K., Treharne, G. J., García, J. A., Schultz, M., Highton, J., & Dudley-Brown, S. (2012). Validation of the Dudley Inflammatory Bowel Symptom Questionnaire for the assessment of bowel symptoms in axial SpA: Prevalence of clinically relevant bowel symptoms and association with disease activity. Rheumatology, 51(5), 858-865. doi: 10.1093/rheumatology/ker359

Ward, L., Treharne, G. J., & Stebbings, S. (2011). The suitability of yoga as a potential therapeutic intervention for rheumatoid arthritis: A focus group approach. Musculoskeletal Care, 9(4), 211-221. doi: 10.1002/msc.217

Jenks, K., Stebbings, S., Burton, J., Schultz, M., Herbison, P., & Highton, J. (2010). Probiotic therapy for the treatment of spondyloarthritis: A randomized controlled trial. Journal of Rheumatology, 37(10), 2118-2125. doi: 10.3899/jrheum.100193

Avouac, J., Walker, U., Tyndall, A., Kahan, A., Matucci-Cerrinic, M., Allanore, Y., EUSTAR, including Stebbings, S., & Stamp, L. (2010). Characteristics of joint involvement and relationships with systemic inflammation in systemic sclerosis: Results from the EULAR Scleroderma Trial and Research Group (EUSTAR) database. Journal of Rheumatology, 37(7), 1488-1501. doi: 10.3899/jrheum.091165

Stebbings, S., Jenks, K., Roberts, R., & Schultz, M. (2010). The immune response to gut bacteria in spondyloarthritis: A role in pathogenesis? Journal of Clinical Rheumatology & Musculoskeletal Medicine, 1(2).

Stebbings, S., & Treharne, G. J. (2010). Fatigue in rheumatic disease: An overview. International Journal of Clinical Rheumatology, 5(4), 487-502. doi: 10.2217/ijr.10.30

Jenks, K., Treharne, G. J., Garcia, J., & Stebbings, S. (2010). The Ankylosing Spondylitis Quality of Life Questionnaire: Validation in a New Zealand cohort. International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases, 13(4), 361-366. doi: 10.1111/j.1756-185X.2010.01554.x

Fitches, A. C., Yousem, S., Cieply, K., Stebbings, S., Highton, J., & Hung, N. A. (2010). PCR detectable Y chromosome-specific DNA but no intact Y chromosome-bearing cells in polymyositis biopsies of two women with male offspring. Pathology, 42(2), 160-164. doi: 10.3109/00313020903494953

Stebbings, S., Herbison, P., Doyle, T. C. A., Treharne, G. J., & Highton, J. (2010). A comparison of fatigue correlates in rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis: Disparity in associations with disability, anxiety and sleep disturbance. Rheumatology, 49(2), 361-367. doi: 10.1093/rheumatology/kep367

Lee, H. J., Waller, R. D., Stebbings, S., Highton, J., Orlovich, D. A., Schmierer, D., & Fawcett, J. P. (2010). The effects of an orally administered probiotic on sulfasalazine metabolism in individuals with rheumatoid arthritis: A preliminary study. International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases, 13(1), 48-54. doi: 10.1111/j.1756-185X.2009.01449.x

Jenks, K., Meikle, G., Gray, A., & Stebbings, S. (2009). Osteitis condensans ilii: A significant association with sacroiliac joint tenderness in women. International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases, 12(1), 39-43. doi: 10.1111/j.1756-185X.2009.01378.x

Stebbings, S. M., Taylor, C., Tannock, G. W., Baird, M. A., & Highton, J. (2009). The immune response to autologous bacteroides in ankylosing spondylitis is characterized by reduced interleukin 10 production. Journal of Rheumatology, 36(4), 797-800. doi: 10.3899/jrheum.080964

Connor, A., Stebbings, S., Hung, N. A., Hammond-Tooke, G., Meikle, G., & Highton, J. (2007). STIR MRI to direct muscle biopsy in suspected idiopathic inflammatory myopathy. Journal of Clinical Rheumatology, 13(6), 341-345.

Stebbings, S., Munro, K., Simon, M. A., Tannock, G. W., Highton, J., Harmsen, H. J. M., … Tilsala-Timisjarvi, A. (2002). Comparison of the faecal microflora of patients with ankylosing spondylitis and controls using molecular methods of analysis. Rheumatology, 41(12), 1395-1401.

Stebbings, S., Highton, J., Croxson, M. C., Powell, K. M., McKay, J., & Rietveld, J. (1998). Chickenpox mono-arthritis: demonstration of varicella zoster virus in joint fluid by PCR. British Journal of Rheumatology, 37, 311-313.

Stebbings, S., Highton, J., Doyle, T. C. A., & Jeffery, A. K. (1997). Osteitis - an under-recognised association with seronegative spondyloarthropathy? New Zealand Medical Journal, 110, 455-459.

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Woolley, M. C., & Stebbings, S. (2018). Author reply. Internal Medicine Journal, 48(6), 751-752. doi: 10.1111/imj.13815

Falling, C., Stebbings, S., Baxter, G. D., Gearry, R. B., & Mani, R. (2018). Profile of musculoskeletal pain in patients with inflammatory bowel disease: A study protocol for assessing the multidimensional experience of self-reported pain. Physical Therapy Reviews. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/10833196.2018.1500149

Buhler, M., Chapple, C. M., Stebbings, S., Sangelaji, B., & Baxter, G. D. (2018). Effectiveness of splinting for pain and function in people with thumb carpometacarpal osteoarthritis: A systematic review with meta-analysis. Osteoarthritis & Cartilage. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.joca.2018.09.012

Vlietstra, L., Meredith-Jones, K., Stebbings, S., Abbott, J. H., Treharne, G. J., & Waters, D. L. (2017). Sarcopenic obesity is more prevalent in osteoarthritis than rheumatoid arthritis: Are different processes involved? Rheumatology, 56(10), 1816-1818. doi: 10.1093/rheumatology/kex303

Robinson, P. C., Costello, M.-E., Leo, P., Bradbury, L. A., Hollis, K., Cortes, A., … Stebbings, S., … Brown, M. A. (2015). ERAP2 is associated with ankylosing spondylitis in HLA-B27-positive and HLA-B27-negative patients. Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases, 74, 1627-1629. doi: 10.1136/annrheumdis-2015-207416

Ward, L., Stebbings, S., Athens, J., Cherkin, D., & Baxter, G. D. (2014). Yoga for pain and sleep quality in rheumatoid arthritis: Study protocol for a pilot randomized controlled trial. Physical Therapy Reviews, 19(4), 266-276. doi: 10.1179/1743288X14Y.0000000139

Yeoh, N., Burton, J. P., Suppiah, P., Reid, G., & Stebbings, S. (2013). The role of the microbiome in rheumatic diseases. Current Rheumatology Reports, 15(3), 314. doi: 10.1007/s11926-012-0314-y

Highton, J., Stebbings, S., & Jenks, K. (2012). The intestinal microbiome in ankylosing spondylitis: Comment on the article by Rosenbaum and Davey. Arthritis & Rheumatism, 64(2), 597-598. doi: 10.1002/art.33406

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