|Study Co-ordinator:||Prof Christian Mallen|
|Funder name / reference number:||Arthritis Research Campaign Primary Care Doctoral Research Fellowship, Arthritis Research Campaign Primary Care Postdoctoral Research Fellowship|
|UKCRN Study portfolio:||5968|
Prognosis research: A strategic initiative in translational pathways (estimating the future course and outcomes amongst people with existing illness). The PROG-RES cohort offers a unique opportunity to describe the course and trajectory of musculoskeletal pain in older general practice consulters. Using a simple questionnaire, participants will be invited to complete longer term follow-up (a further 4 years).
To determine the prognostic value of a brief assessment in adults aged 50 years and over presenting to general practice with musculoskeletal conditions.
Patients and professionals consider prognostic estimation and discussions about prognosis to be a central part of the general practice consultation for musculoskeletal pain.