Biography

Chris J. Main , a Clinical & Health Psychologist , is currently Professor of Clinical Psychology (Pain Management). He qualified in Clinical Psychology at the University of Edinburgh in 1974 and then worked in the Royal Edinburgh Hospital as a clinical psychologist for a further 2 yr. He worked for a further 6 years in the mental health service in Glasgow and as a research psychologist in the Dept. of Orthopaedic Surgery. In1982 he was awarded a Winston Churchill Travelling Fellowship to study the treatment of pain in N. America and was thereafter appointed as Principal Clinical Psychologist at Hope Hospital in Salford with an appointment as a Research Fellow in The Rheumatic Diseases Centre and an attachment to the Manchester and Salford Pain Clinic where he helped to develop the first pain management Programme specifically for low back pain in the U.K (for the evaluation of which he was awarded the Back Pain Association Medal . He completed his Ph.D. (on Psychological factors in back pain) in 1984 and was made a Fellow of the British Psychological Society in 1985. As head of the Dept. of Behavioural Medicine he had a brought clinical remit but further developed a specialist interest in the assessment management and treatment of musculoskeletal disorders and in dermatology with investigations into psoriasis. He was given an Honorary Readership in rheumatic diseases in 1987 and an Honorary Personal Chair in 1997 at the University of Manchester.

After two years with a personal chair in clinical and occupational rehabilitation (with partial secondment to Keele University), he was appointed to his present post at Keele University.

Research and scholarship

He has published and lectured widely, on aspects of pain management. He is co-author of The Back Book; Living with Back Pain, co-editor of Pain in Older People and the 2nd edition of his text book on Pain Management (With M.J.L. Sullivan and P.J.Watson) in 2008) and has served on several international committees and working parties. He was chief editor of the IASP Curriculum on Pain for Psychologists and he was the first psychologist to be elected as an honorary member of the British Pain Society.

He was convenor of the Decade of the Flags Conference (2007); which has led to a number of publications and a monograph on the early management of musculoskeletal problems (Kendall et al.,2009). He delivered the annual Droitwich lecture to the BHPR in 2008 and the annual British Pain Society Lecture for 2010 for which he was awarded the Pain Society Medal. He was co-Guest Editor of the Physical Therapy Special Issue on Psychologically Informed Practice (May 2011).

He has collaborated widely on research in both clinical treatment and occupational health His particular research interests currently include secondary prevention in clinical and occupational settings, research methodology and the role of communication.

Teaching

He has lectured and taught widely in  the U.K., in other parts of Europe (particularly Scandinavia, Germany and the Netherlands),  N. America, and Australasia, often as a keynote lecturer or invited participant in professional meetings,. Hosts have  included the International Association for the Study of Pain (for which he has been invited to teach on Refresher course for five consecutive tri-ennial World Congresses);  several individual IASP chapters in different countries and the IASP Special Interest Group on Clinical and Legal Issues in Pain (of which he is past President;  the International Study of the Lumbar Spine (of which he is Past Scientific Chairman); The European Spine Society (for which he was a tutor)The Society for Back Pain Research (of which he is a Past-President) and the British Pain Society for which he has convened and delivered many study days and workshops.

In addition he has been actively involved in the development design and delivery of teaching and training within a succession of treatment  trials here in the Arthritis Research UK Primary Care Centre.

Further information

He has been an advisor in the past to the M.R.C.; Department for Work and Pensions; the Scottish Government and the Corporate Health and Performance Group further information (anything else you would like to include: e.g. committee memberships). He has been actively involved as a reviewer of articles and grants for a wide number of journals and research funders. Recently he has been a section editor for the European Journal of Pain, is currently on the Editorial Board for Physical Therapy and is a member of the International Scientific Advisory Board for MedRisk in the U.S.A.

Selected Publications

  • Dziedzic KS, Healey EL, Porcheret M, Ong BN, Main CJ, Jordan KP, Lewis M, Edwards JJ, Jinks C, Morden A, McHugh GA, Ryan S, Finney A, Jowett S, Oppong R, Afolabi E, Pushpa-Rajah A, Handy J, Clarkson K, Mason E, Whitehurst T, Hughes RW, Croft PR, Hay EM. 2014. Implementing the NICE osteoarthritis guidelines: a mixed methods study and cluster randomised trial of a model osteoarthritis consultation in primary care--the Management of OsteoArthritis In Consultations (MOSAICS) study protocol. Implement Sci, vol. 9, 95. link> doi> full text>
  • Bishop A, Wynne-Jones G, Lawton SA, van der Windt D, Main C, Sowden G, Burton AK, Lewis M, Jowett S, Sanders T, Hay EM, Foster NE, SWAP study team. 2014. Rationale, design and methods of the Study of Work and Pain (SWAP): a cluster randomised controlled trial testing the addition of a vocational advice service to best current primary care for patients with musculoskeletal pain (ISRCTN 52269669). BMC Musculoskelet Disord, vol. 15, 232. link> doi>
  • McGuire BE, Nicholas MK, Asghari A, Wood BM, Main CJ. 2014. The effectiveness of psychological treatments for chronic pain in older adults: cautious optimism and an agenda for research. Curr Opin Psychiatry, vol. 27(5), 380-384. link> doi>
  • Foster NE, Mullis R, Hill JC, Lewis M, Whitehurst DGT, Doyle C, Konstantinou K, Main C, Somerville S, Sowden G, Wathall S, Young J, Hay EM, IMPaCT Back Study team. 2014. Effect of stratified care for low back pain in family practice (IMPaCT Back): a prospective population-based sequential comparison. Ann Fam Med, vol. 12(2), 102-111. link> doi>
  • Porcheret M, Main C, Croft P, McKinley R, Hassell A, Dziedzic K. 2014. Development of a behaviour change intervention: a case study on the practical application of theory. Implement Sci, vol. 9(1), 42. link> doi> full text>

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Journal Articles

  • Dziedzic KS, Healey EL, Porcheret M, Ong BN, Main CJ, Jordan KP, Lewis M, Edwards JJ, Jinks C, Morden A, McHugh GA, Ryan S, Finney A, Jowett S, Oppong R, Afolabi E, Pushpa-Rajah A, Handy J, Clarkson K, Mason E, Whitehurst T, Hughes RW, Croft PR, Hay EM. 2014. Implementing the NICE osteoarthritis guidelines: a mixed methods study and cluster randomised trial of a model osteoarthritis consultation in primary care--the Management of OsteoArthritis In Consultations (MOSAICS) study protocol. Implement Sci, vol. 9, 95. link> doi> full text>
  • Bishop A, Wynne-Jones G, Lawton SA, van der Windt D, Main C, Sowden G, Burton AK, Lewis M, Jowett S, Sanders T, Hay EM, Foster NE, SWAP study team. 2014. Rationale, design and methods of the Study of Work and Pain (SWAP): a cluster randomised controlled trial testing the addition of a vocational advice service to best current primary care for patients with musculoskeletal pain (ISRCTN 52269669). BMC Musculoskelet Disord, vol. 15, 232. link> doi>
  • McGuire BE, Nicholas MK, Asghari A, Wood BM, Main CJ. 2014. The effectiveness of psychological treatments for chronic pain in older adults: cautious optimism and an agenda for research. Curr Opin Psychiatry, vol. 27(5), 380-384. link> doi>
  • Foster NE, Mullis R, Hill JC, Lewis M, Whitehurst DGT, Doyle C, Konstantinou K, Main C, Somerville S, Sowden G, Wathall S, Young J, Hay EM, IMPaCT Back Study team. 2014. Effect of stratified care for low back pain in family practice (IMPaCT Back): a prospective population-based sequential comparison. Ann Fam Med, vol. 12(2), 102-111. link> doi>
  • Porcheret M, Main C, Croft P, McKinley R, Hassell A, Dziedzic K. 2014. Development of a behaviour change intervention: a case study on the practical application of theory. Implement Sci, vol. 9(1), 42. link> doi> full text>
  • Traeger AC, Moseley GL, Hübscher M, Lee H, Skinner IW, Nicholas MK, Henschke N, Refshauge KM, Blyth FM, Main CJ, Hush JM, Pearce G, McAuley JH. 2014. Pain education to prevent chronic low back pain: a study protocol for a randomised controlled trial. BMJ Open, vol. 4(6), e005505. link> doi>
  • Mansell G, Hill JC, Kamper SJ, Kent P, Main C, van der Windt DA. 2014. How can we design low back pain intervention studies to better explain the effects of treatment?. Spine (Phila Pa 1976), vol. 39(5), E305-E310. link> doi>
  • Main CJ. 2013. The importance of psychosocial influences on chronic pain. Pain Manag, vol. 3(6), 455-466. link> doi>
  • Campbell P, Tang N, McBeth J, Lewis M, Main CJ, Croft PR, Morphy H, Dunn KM. The role of sleep problems in the development of depression in those with persistent pain: a prospective cohort study. Sleep. doi>
  • Shaw WS, Campbell P, Nelson CC, Main CJ, Linton SJ. 2013. Effects of workplace, family and cultural influences on low back pain: what opportunities exist to address social factors in general consultations?. Best Pract Res Clin Rheumatol, vol. 27(5), 637-648. link> doi>
  • Porcheret M, Main C, Croft P, Jordan K, Dziedzic K. 2013. CONSULTING FOR OSTEOARTHRITIS: DEVELOPMENT AND TESTING OF CRITERIA TO RATE VIDEO RECORDED CONSULTATIONS FOR OSTEOARTHRITIS IN PRIMARY CARE. ANNALS OF THE RHEUMATIC DISEASES, vol. 72, 569. link>
  • Porcheret M, Main C, Croft P, Jordan K, Dziedzic K. 2013. CONSULTING FOR OSTEOARTHRITIS: DEVELOPMENT AND TESTING OF CRITERIA TO RATE VIDEO RECORDED CONSULTATIONS FOR OSTEOARTHRITIS IN PRIMARY CARE. ANNALS OF THE RHEUMATIC DISEASES, vol. 72, 1047. link>
  • Healey EL, Ryan S, McHugh GA, Main CJ, Porcheret M, Ong BN, Pushpa-Rajah A, Dziedzic KS. 2013. KNOWLEDGE AND CONFIDENCE OF PRACTICE NURSES IN THE MANAGEMENT OF OSTEOARTHRITIS (OA): PRE- AND POST-EVALUATION OF AN OA SELF-MANAGEMENT TRAINING PROGRAMME. ANNALS OF THE RHEUMATIC DISEASES, vol. 72, 103-104. link>
  • Campbell P, Bishop A, Dunn KM, Main CJ, Thomas E, Foster NE. 2013. Conceptual overlap of psychological constructs in low back pain. Pain, vol. 154(9), 1783-1791. link> doi>
  • Dziedzic KS, Healey EL, Main CJ. 2013. Implementing the NICE osteoarthritis guidelines in primary care: a role for practice nurses. Musculoskeletal Care, vol. 11(1), 1-2. link> doi>
  • Porcheret M, Grime J, Main C, Dziedzic K. 2013. Developing a model osteoarthritis consultation: a Delphi consensus exercise. BMC Musculoskelet Disord, vol. 14, 25. link> doi>
  • Wynne-Jones G, Cowen J, Jordan JL, Uthman O, Main CJ, Glozier N, van der Windt D. 2013. Absence from work and return to work in people with back pain: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Occupational and Environmental Medicine. doi>
  • Campbell P, Tang N, McBeth J, Lewis M, Main CJ, Croft PR, Morphy H, Dunn KM. 2013. The role of sleep problems in the development of depression in those with persistent pain: a prospective cohort study. Sleep, vol. 36(11), 1693-1698. doi>
  • Wideman TH, Hill JC, Main CJ, Lewis M, Sullivan MJL, Hay EM. 2012. Comparing the responsiveness of a brief, multidimensional risk screening tool for back pain to its unidimensional reference standards: The whole is greater than the sum of its parts. PAIN, vol. 153(11), 2182-2191. link> doi>
  • Main CJ, Sowden G, Hill JC, Watson PJ, Hay EM. 2012. Integrating physical and psychological approaches to treatment in low back pain: the development and content of the STarT Back trial's 'high-risk' intervention (StarT Back; ISRCTN 37113406). Physiotherapy, vol. 98(2), 110-116. link> doi>
  • Phillips CJ, Phillips (nee Buck) R, Main CJ, Watson PJ, Davies S, Farr A, Harper C, Noble G, Aylward M, Packman J, Downton M, Hale J. 2012. The cost effectiveness of NHS physiotherapy support for occupational health (OH) services. BMC MUSCULOSKELETAL DISORDERS, vol. 13, Article ARTN 29. link> doi>
  • Hill JC, Whitehurst DGT, Lewis M, Bryan S, Dunn KM, Foster NE, Konstantinou K, Main CJ, Mason E, Somerville S, Sowden G, Vohora K, Hay EM. 2011. Comparison of stratified primary care management for low back pain with current best practice (STarT Back): a randomised controlled trial. Lancet, vol. 378(9802), 1560-1571. link> doi>
  • Sowden G, Hill JC, Konstantinou K, Khanna M, Main CJ, Salmon P, Somerville S, Wathall S, Foster NE, IMPaCT Back study team. 2012. Targeted treatment in primary care for low back pain: the treatment system and clinical training programmes used in the IMPaCT Back study (ISRCTN 55174281). Fam Pract, vol. 29(1), 50-62. link> doi>
  • Wynne-Jones G and Main CJ. 2011. Overcoming pain as a barrier to work. Curr Opin Support Palliat Care, vol. 5(2), 131-136. link> doi>
  • Shaw WS, Main CJ, Johnston V. 2011. Addressing Occupational Factors in the Management of Low Back Pain: Implications for Physical Therapist Practice. PHYSICAL THERAPY, vol. 91(5), 777-789. link> doi>
  • Nicholas MK, Linton SJ, Watson PJ, Main CJ, Grp DFW. 2011. Early Identification and Management of Psychological Risk Factors ("Yellow Flags") in Patients With Low Back Pain: A Reappraisal. PHYSICAL THERAPY, vol. 91(5), 737-753. link> doi>
  • Wynne-Jones G, Buck R, Varnava A, Phillips CJ, Main CJ. 2011. Impacts on work performance; what matters 6 months on?. Occup Med (Lond), vol. 61(3), 205-208. link> doi>
  • Main CJ and George SZ. 2011. Psychosocial influences on low back pain: why should you care?. Phys Ther, vol. 91(5), 609-613. link> doi>
  • Main CJ and George SZ. 2011. Psychologically informed practice for management of low back pain: future directions in practice and research. Phys Ther, vol. 91(5), 820-824. link> doi>
  • Buck R, Porteous C, Wynne-Jones G, Marsh K, Phillips CJ, Main CJ. 2011. Challenges to remaining at work with common health problems: what helps and what influence do organisational policies have?. J Occup Rehabil, vol. 21(4), 501-512. link> doi>
  • Hill JC, Vohora K, Dunn KM, Main CJ, Hay EM. 2010. Comparing the STarT back screening tool's subgroup allocation of individual patients with that of independent clinical experts. Clin J Pain, vol. 26(9), 783-787. link> doi>
  • Wynne-Jones G, Buck R, Porteous C, Cooper L, Button LA, Main CJ, Phillips CJ. 2011. What happens to work if you're unwell? Beliefs and attitudes of managers and employees with musculoskeletal pain in a public sector setting. J Occup Rehabil, vol. 21(1), 31-42. link> doi>
  • Lewis M, Morley S, van der Windt DAWM, Hay E, Jellema P, Dziedzic K, Main CJ. 2010. Measuring practitioner/therapist effects in randomised trials of low back pain and neck pain interventions in primary care settings. Eur J Pain, vol. 14(10), 1033-1039. link> doi>
  • Foster NE, Dunn KM, Bishop A, Main CJ. 2010. Response to letter by Roelofs et al. Pain, vol. 150(1), 208-209. doi>
  • Wynne-Jones G, Mallen CD, Main CJ, Dunn KM. 2010. What do GPs feel about sickness certification? A systematic search and narrative review. Scand J Prim Health Care, vol. 28(2), 67-75. link> doi>
  • Main CJ, Buchbinder R, Porcheret M, Foster N. 2010. Addressing patient beliefs and expectations in the consultation. Best Practice & Research in Clinical Rheumatology, vol. 24, 219-225. doi>
  • Henschke N, Ostelo RWJG, van Tulder MW, Vlaeyen JWS, Morley S, Assendelft WJJ, Main CJ. 2010. Behavioural treatment for chronic low-back pain. COCHRANE DATABASE OF SYSTEMATIC REVIEWS, Article ARTN CD002014. link> doi>
  • Main CJ, Foster N, Buchbinder R. 2010. How important are back pain beliefs and expectations for satisfactory recovery from back pain?. Best Practice & Research in Clinical Rheumatology, vol. 24, 205-217. doi>
  • Main CJ and Vlaeyen JWS. 2010. Wilbert E. Fordyce (1923-2009): An appreciation Obituary. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PAIN, vol. 14(1), 1-2. link> doi>
  • Wynne-Jones G, Mallen CD, Main CJ, Dunn KM. 2010. Sickness certification and the GP: what really happens in practice?. Fam Pract, vol. 27(3), 344-350. link> doi>
  • Foster NE, Thomas E, Bishop A, Dunn KM, Main CJ. 2010. Distinctiveness of psychological obstacles to recovery in low back pain patients in primary care. Pain, vol. 148(3), 398-406. link> doi> full text>
  • Wynne-Jones G, Buck R, Varnava A, Phillips C, Main CJ. 2009. Impacts on work absence and performance: what really matters?. Occup Med (Lond), vol. 59(8), 556-562. link> doi>
  • Overmeer T, Boersma K, Main CJ, Linton SJ. 2009. Do physical therapists change their beliefs, attitudes, knowledge, skills and behaviour after a biopsychosocially orientated university course?. JOURNAL OF EVALUATION IN CLINICAL PRACTICE, vol. 15(4), 724-732. link> doi>
  • Wynne-Jones G, Mallen CD, Mottram S, Main CJ, Dunn KM. 2009. Identification of UK sickness certification rates, standardised for age and sex. Br J Gen Pract, vol. 59(564), 510-516. link> doi>
  • Wynne-Jones G, Varnava A, Buck R, Karanika-Murray M, Griffiths A, Phillips C, Cox T, Kahn S, Main CJ. 2009. Examination of the Work Organization Assessment Questionnaire in public sector workers. J Occup Environ Med, vol. 51(5), 586-593. link> doi>
  • Hill JC, Dunn KM, Main CJ, Hay EM. 2010. Subgrouping low back pain: a comparison of the STarT Back Tool with the Orebro Musculoskeletal Pain Screening Questionnaire. Eur J Pain, vol. 14(1), 83-89. link> doi>
  • Buck R, Wynne-Jones G, Varnava A, Main CJ, Phillips CJ. 2009. Working with musculoskeletal pain. British Pain Society, vol. 1, 6-10. doi>
  • Phillips C, Main C, Buck R, Aylward M, Wynne-Jones G, Farr A. 2008. Prioritising pain in policy making: the need for a whole systems perspective. Health Policy, vol. 88(2-3), 166-175. link> doi>
  • Hill JC, Dunn KM, Lewis M, Mullis R, Main CJ, Foster NE, Hay EM. 2008. A primary care back pain screening tool: identifying patient subgroups for initial treatment. Arthritis Rheum, vol. 59(5), 632-641. link> doi>
  • Foster NE, Bishop A, Thomas E, Main C, Horne R, Weinman J, Hay E. 2008. Illness perceptions of low back pain patients in primary care: what are they, do they change and are they associated with outcome?. Pain, vol. 136(1-2), 177-187. link> doi>
  • Hay EM, Dunn KM, Hill JC, Lewis M, Mason EE, Konstantinou K, Sowden G, Somerville S, Vohora K, Whitehurst D, Main CJ. 2008. A randomised clinical trial of subgrouping and targeted treatment for low back pain compared with best current care. The STarT Back Trial Study Protocol. BMC Musculoskelet Disord, vol. 9, 58. link> doi> full text>
  • Dunn KM, Croft PR, Main CJ, Von Korff M. 2008. A prognostic approach to defining chronic pain: replication in a UK primary care low back pain population. Pain, vol. 135(1-2), 48-54. link> doi>
  • Wynne-Jones G, DUNN KM, Mallen CD, Main CJ. 2008. Sickness certification in general practice: a comparison of electronic records with self-reported work absence. Primary Health Care Research & Development, vol. 9(2), 113-118. doi>
  • Wynne-Jones G, Dunn KM, Main CJ. 2008. The impact of low back pain on work: a study in primary care consulters. Eur J Pain, vol. 12(2), 180-188. link> doi>
  • Wittkowski A, Richards HL, Williams J, Main CJ. 2008. Factor analysis of the revised illness perceptions questionnaire in adults with atopic dermatitis. Psychology, Health and medicine, vol. 13, 346-359.
  • Shaw WS, van der Windt D, Main CJ, Loisel P, Linton SJ. 2008. 'Now tell me about your work: the feasibility of early screening and intervention to address occupational factors ('blue flags') in back disability'. J occup Rehab, vol. 19, 64-80.
  • van der Windt D, Hay E, Jellema P, Main C. 2008. Psychosocial interventions for low back pain in primary care: lessons learned from recent trials. Spine (Phila Pa 1976), vol. 33(1), 81-89. link> doi>
  • Wittkowski A, Richards HL, Williams J, Fortune DG, Griffiths CEM, Main CJ. 2007. An examination of the psychometric properties and factor structure of the feelings of stigmatization questionnaire. JOURNAL OF CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY IN MEDICAL SETTINGS, vol. 14(3), 248-257. link> doi>
  • Kirby B, Richards HL, Mason DL, Fortune DG, Main CJ, Griffiths CEM. 2007. Alcohol consumption and psychological distress in patients with psoriasis. British Journal of Dermatology, vol. 158(1), 138-140.
  • Wittkowski A, Richards HL, Griffiths CEM, Main CJ. 2007. Illness perception in individuals with atopic dermatitis. Psychology, Health and Medicine, vol. 12(4), 433-44.
  • Sullivan MJL and Main C. 2007. Service, advocacy and adjudication: Balancing the ethical challenges of multiple stakeholder agendas in the rehabilitation of chronic pain. DISABILITY AND REHABILITATION, vol. 29(20-21), 1596-1603. link> doi>
  • Mullis R, Dziedzic KS, Lewis M, Minns Lowe CJ, Main CJ, Watson PJ, Hay EM. 2006. Validation of complex interventions in a low back pain trial: selective video analysis cross-referenced to clinical case notes. Contemp Clin Trials, vol. 27(5), 404-412. link> doi>
  • McCluskey S, Burton AK, Main CJ. 2006. The implementation of occupational health guidelines principles for reducing sickness absence due to musculoskeletal disorders. OCCUPATIONAL MEDICINE-OXFORD, vol. 56(4), 237-242. link> doi>
  • Angst F, Brioschi R, Main CJ, Lehmann S, Aeschlimann A. 2006. Interdisciplinary rehabilitation in fibromyalgia and chronic back pain: a prospective outcome study. Journal of Pain, vol. 7, 807-815.
  • Hay EM, Mullis R, Lewis M, Vohora K, Main CJ, Watson P, Dziedzic KS, Sim J, Minns Lowe C, Croft PR. 2005. Comparison of physical treatments versus a brief pain-management programme for back pain in primary care: a randomised clinical trial in physiotherapy practice. Lancet, vol. 365(9476), 2024-2030. link> doi>
  • MAIN CJ, Glozier, N., Wright, I.A.. 2005. Validity of the H.S.E. stress tool: an investigation within four organisations by the Corporate Health and Performance Group. Occupational Medicine, vol. 55(3), 208-214. doi>
  • Bartys S, Burton AK, Main CJ. 2005. A prospective study of psychosocial risk factors and absence due to musculoskeletal disorders- implications for occupational screening. Occupational Medicine, vol. 55, 375-379.
  • Fortune DF, Richards HL, Griffiths CEM, Main CJ. 2005. Adversarial growth in patients undergoing treatment for psoriasis: A prospective study of the ability of patients to construe benefits from negative events. Psychology, Health and Medicine, vol. 10, 44-56.
  • MAIN CJ, Fortune, D.G, Griffiths, C.E.M., Richards, H.L. 2005. Alexithymia in patients with psoriasis: Clinical correlates and psychometric properties of the Toronto Alexithymia Scale-20. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, vol. 58(1), 89-96. doi>
  • Main CJ. 2005. Commentary: Early psychosocial interventions for low back pain in primary care. BMJ, vol. 331, 88.
  • Linton SJ, Gross D, Schultz IZ, Main CJ, Cote P, Pransky G, Johnson W. 2005. Prognosis and the identification of workers risking disability: Research issues and directions for future rersearch. Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation, vol. 15, 459-474.
  • Richards HL, Ray D, Kirby B, Mason D, Plant D, Main CJ, Fortune DG, Griffiths CEM. 2005. Response of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis to psychological stress in patients with psoriasis. British Journal of Dermatology, vol. 153, 1114-1120.
  • Fortune DG, Richards HL, Griffiths CEM, Main CJ. 2005. Worry and pathological worry in patients with psoriasis: cross sectional and longitudinal analyses of the Penn State Worry Questionnaire (PSWQ) in four samples of patients. Jopunal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings, vol. 12, 143-152.
  • Richards HL, Fortune DG, Chong SLP, Mason DL, Sweeney SKT, Main CJ, Griffiths CEM. 2004. Divergent beliefs about psoriasis are associated with increased psychological distress. Journal of Investigative Dermatology, vol. 123, 49-56.
  • Fortune DG, Richards HL, Kirby B, McElhone K, Main CJ, Griffiths CEM. 2004. Epidemiology and health services research: Successful treatment of psoriasis improves psoriasis-specific but not more general aspects of patients' well-being. British Journal of Dermatology, vol. 151, 1219-1226.
  • Watson PJ and Main CJ. 2004. Influence of benefit type on presenting characteristics and outcome from an occupationally orientated rehabilitation programme for unemployed people with chronic low back pain. Physiotherapy, vol. 90, 4-11.
  • Burton AK, McClune TD, Clarke RD, Main CJ. 2004. Long-term follow-up of patients with low back pain attending for manipulative care- outcomes and predictors. Manual Therapy, vol. 9, 30-35.
  • Watson P, Booker CK, Moores L, Main CJ. 2004. Returning the chronically unemployed with low back pain to employment. European Journal of Pain, vol. 8(4), 359-369.
  • Fortune DF, Richards HL, Griffiths CEM, Main CJ. 2004. Targeting cognitive behavioural therapy to patients implicit model of psoriasis: results from a patient preference controlled trial. British Journal of Clinical Psychology, vol. 43, 65-82.
  • Wittkowski A, Richards HL, Main CJ, Griffiths C. 2004. The impact of psychological and clinical factors on quality of life in individuals with atopic dermatitis. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, vol. 57, 195-200.
  • Fortune DG, Richards HL, Corrin A, Taylor RJ, Griffiths CEM, Main CJ. 2003. Attention bias for psoriasis-specific and psychosocial threat in patients with psoriasis. journal of behavioural medicine, vol. 26(3), 211-224.
  • Fortune DF, Richards HL, Kirby B, McElhone K, Markham T, Rogers S, Main CJ, Griffiths CEM. 2003. Psychological distress impairs clearance of psoriasis in patients treated with photochemotherapy. Archives of Dermatology, vol. 139(6), 752-756.
  • Burton AK, Waddell G, Bartys S, Main CJ. 2003. Screening to identify people at risk of long-term incapacity: a conceptual and scientific review. Disability Medicine, vol. 3, 72-83.
  • Richards HL, Fortune DG, Main CJ, Griffiths CEM. 2003. Stigmatisation and Psoriasis. British Journal of Dermatology, vol. 149(1), 209-211.
  • MAIN CJ, Heaney, A., Silver, A., Wilks, D.. 2002. The role of fear of  physical movement and activity in chronic fatigue syndrome. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, vol. 52(6), 485-493. doi>
  • Fortune DF, Richards HL, Main CJ, Kirby B, Bocock S, Griffiths CEM. 2002. A cognitive-behavioural symptom management programme as an adjunct in psoriasis therapy. British Journal of Dermatology, vol. 146, 458-465.
  • Main CJ and Williams AC. 2002. ABC of psychological medicine: musculoskeletal pain. BMJ, vol. 325, 534-537.
  • Fortune DF, Richards HL, Main CJ, Griffiths CEM. 2002. Patient strategies for coping with psoriasis. Clinical and Experimental Dermatology, vol. 27, 177-184.
  • Fortune DF, Richards HL, Main CJ, Griffiths CEM. 2002. Psychological stress, distress and disability in patients with psoriasis: consensus and variation in the contribution of illness perceptions, coping and alexothymia. British Journal of Clinical Psychology, vol. 41, 157-174.
  • Price C, Williams AC, Main CJ. 2001. Rehabilitation for chronic low back pain. Review was of little help in selecting treatment. BMJ, vol. 323(7323), 1251-1252.
  • Richards HL, Fortune DF, Main CJ, Griffiths CEM. 2001. The contribution of perceptions of stigmatisation to disability in patients with psoriasis. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, vol. 50, 11-15.

Other

  • Healey EL, Ryan S, McHugh GA, Main CJ, Porcheret M, Ong BN, Pushpa-Rajah A, Dziedzic KS. 2013. KNOWLEDGE AND CONFIDENCE OF PRACTICE NURSES IN THE MANAGEMENT OF OSTEOARTHRITIS (OA): PRE- AND POST-EVALUATION OF AN OA SELF-MANAGEMENT TRAINING PROGRAMME. ANNALS OF THE RHEUMATIC DISEASES (vol. 72, p. 1041). link>
  • Healey EL, Ryan S, McHugh GA, Main CJ, Porcheret M, Ong BN, Pushpa-Rajah A, Dziedzic KS. 2013. DEVELOPMENT OF A MODEL CONSULTATION AND TRAINING PACKAGE FOR PRACTICE NURSES TO SUPPORT SELF-MANAGEMENT OF PATIENTS CONSULTING WITH OSTEOARTHRITIS IN PRIMARY CARE. RHEUMATOLOGY (vol. 52, p. 39). link>
  • Hill JC, Foster NE, Main CJ, Hay EM. 2009. In response to: "A randomized trial of behavioral physical therapy interventions for acute and sub-acute low back pain, by George SZ et al. [Pain 2008;140:145-57]. Pain (vol. 142, p. 164). link> doi>
  • Wynne-Jones G, Cowen J, Jordan JL, van der Windt D, Glozier N, Main CJ. 2009. The impact of back, neck and upper limb pain on work absence and performance.
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