Funding for this research was provided by:
Versus Arthritis (20031)
United Kingdom Occupational Therapy Research Foundation (N/A)
Received: 6 March 2020
Accepted: 8 June 2020
First Online: 30 July 2020
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: As data were collected in two different studies, ethical approvals were obtained from the NRES Committee North West (Greater Manchester North) [12/NW/0841], the North West 9 (Greater Manchester West) Research Ethics Committee [11/H1014/5] and the University of Salford Research Ethics Panel prior to the start of the study. Approvals have been obtained from the Research and Development departments and therapy service managers at each hospital. Good Clinical Practice (GCP) and informed consent training were completed by all Occupational Therapists and research facilitators taking part in this study. Eligible participants had provided written, informed consent prior to the commencement of the study.
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.