Biography

Dr Hill qualified as a physiotherapist at Manchester Royal Infirmary in 1994, where he stayed on to complete an MSc in Physiotherapy in 1995. His clinical career was undertaken in Withington, Stoke-on-Trent, India, Australia and Derby. He began working as a research physiotherapist in 1999 at the Primary Care Centre in Keele University, where he also completed his PhD in 2007, developing and validating the STarT Back Tool, developing the matched treatments and conducting a pilot trial of the approach. He was then awarded a 5-year post-doc fellowship as an Arthritis Research UK Lecturer in Physiotherapy in order to conduct a full trial of the STarT Back approach for back pain. The trial demonstrated that using a prognostic based decision support tool alongside recommended matched treatment options, could significantly improve health outcomes for patients and was a rationale method of improving healthcare efficiency as well. Jonathan has since become well-known internationally for his research to improve the treatment of people with musculoskeletal conditions and is now leading 3 distinct work streams in this field. The first is exploring whether stratified care can be extended to other common musculoskeletal conditions (STarT MSK), the second is testing a range of innovative digital health platforms to support the care of people with musculoskeletal problems (such as the Back-UP project), and the third is looking to improve the quality of care through better measurement and benchmarking of musculoskeletal services (such as the MSK-Tracker project).

Research and scholarship

Dr Hill is currently leading 4 funded research projects at Keele including:

 

He is also leading Keele’s research on:

  1. the Musculoskeletal Health Questionnaire (www.keele.ac.uk/pchs/implementingourresearch/makinganimpact/musculoskeletalpain/msk-hqhealthquestionnaire/), which is a validated outcome measure that can be used across MSK conditions and settings.
  2. The STarT MSK Tool Clinical Version (keele.ac.uk/startmsk/)

He is Co-chair the Spinal Pain and Sciatica Research Group at Keele and supports post-doctoral staff within the Research Institute of Primary Care and Health Sciences at Keele. He has led and contributed to over 85 peer reviewed publications (including in The Lancet & BMJ) and supervised 2 PhD students to successful completion with 2 further PhD students in progress.

 

Teaching

Dr Hill has experience as a physiotherapy educator and in MSc module development. He currently teaches medical students and physiotherapists, along with supervising student research projects. Specific courses at Keele he is involved with include: the Research Methods Module for the Faculty of Health, the Keele Prognosis Short Course, the STarT Back high risk training course, the Keele Clinical Trials short course, and the Management of complex pain for medical students.

Further information

Link to the STarT Back website (https://startback.hfac.keele.ac.uk/ )

Selected Publications

  • McRobert CJ, Hill JC, Hay EM, Windt DAVD. 2020. Identifying potential moderators of first-line treatment effect in patients with musculoskeletal shoulder pain: a systematic review. European Journal of Physiotherapy, vol. 0, Article 0. doi> link>
  • Hill J, Christiansen D, Mccray G, Winding T, Andersen JH, Karstens S. 2020. Measurement properties of the Musculoskeletal Health Questionnaire (MSK-HQ): a between country comparison. Health Economics & Outcomes Research. doi>
  • Scott IC, McCray G, Lancaster G, Foster NE, Hill JC. 2020. P144 Validation of the Musculoskeletal Health Questionnaire (MSK-HQ) in patients with musculoskeletal pain in primary care. Rheumatology, vol. 59(Supplement_2). doi>
  • Ben Ami N, Weisman A, Yona T, Shashua A, Hill J, Pincus T. 2020. STarT back tool retained its predicting abilities in patients with acute and sub-acute low back pain after a transcultural adaptation and validation to Hebrew. Musculoskelet Sci Pract, vol. 46, 102134. link> doi> full text>
  • Hill JC, Garvin S, Chen Y, Cooper V, Wathall S, Saunders B, Lewis M, Protheroe J, Chudyk A, Dunn KM, Hay E, van der Windt D, Mallen C, Foster NE. 2020. Stratified primary care versus non-stratified care for musculoskeletal pain: findings from the STarT MSK feasibility and pilot cluster randomized controlled trial. BMC Fam Pract, vol. 21(1), 30. link> doi> full text>

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Journal Articles

  • McRobert CJ, Hill JC, Hay EM, Windt DAVD. 2020. Identifying potential moderators of first-line treatment effect in patients with musculoskeletal shoulder pain: a systematic review. European Journal of Physiotherapy, vol. 0, Article 0. doi> link>
  • Hill J, Christiansen D, Mccray G, Winding T, Andersen JH, Karstens S. 2020. Measurement properties of the Musculoskeletal Health Questionnaire (MSK-HQ): a between country comparison. Health Economics & Outcomes Research. doi>
  • Scott IC, McCray G, Lancaster G, Foster NE, Hill JC. 2020. P144 Validation of the Musculoskeletal Health Questionnaire (MSK-HQ) in patients with musculoskeletal pain in primary care. Rheumatology, vol. 59(Supplement_2). doi>
  • Ben Ami N, Weisman A, Yona T, Shashua A, Hill J, Pincus T. 2020. STarT back tool retained its predicting abilities in patients with acute and sub-acute low back pain after a transcultural adaptation and validation to Hebrew. Musculoskelet Sci Pract, vol. 46, 102134. link> doi> full text>
  • Hill JC, Garvin S, Chen Y, Cooper V, Wathall S, Saunders B, Lewis M, Protheroe J, Chudyk A, Dunn KM, Hay E, van der Windt D, Mallen C, Foster NE. 2020. Stratified primary care versus non-stratified care for musculoskeletal pain: findings from the STarT MSK feasibility and pilot cluster randomized controlled trial. BMC Fam Pract, vol. 21(1), 30. link> doi> full text>
  • Saunders B, Hill JC, Foster NE, Cooper V, Protheroe J, Chudyk A, Chew-Graham C, Bartlam B. 2020. Stratified primary care versus non-stratified care for musculoskeletal pain: qualitative findings from the STarT MSK feasibility and pilot cluster randomized controlled trial. BMC Fam Pract, vol. 21(1), 31. link> doi> full text>
  • Burgess R, Hall J, Bishop A, Lewis M, Hill J. 2020. Costing Methodology and Key Drivers of Health Care Costs Within Economic Analyses in Musculoskeletal Community and Primary Care Services: A Systematic Review of the Literature. J Prim Care Community Health, vol. 11, 2150132719899763. link> doi> full text>
  • Simula AS, Ruokolainen O, Oura P, Lausmaa M, Holopainen R, Paukkunen M, Auvinen J, Linton SJ, Hill JC, Karppinen J. 2020. Association of STarT Back Tool and the short form of the Örebro Musculoskeletal Pain Screening Questionnaire with multidimensional risk factors. Sci Rep, vol. 10(1), 290. link> doi> full text>
  • Geraghty AWA, Roberts LC, Stanford R, Hill JC, Yoganantham D, Little P, Foster NE, Hay EM, Yardley L. 2019. Exploring Patients' Experiences of Internet-Based Self-Management Support for Low Back Pain in Primary Care. Pain Med. link> doi> full text>
  • Price AJ, Ogollah R, Kang S, Hay E, Barker KL, Benedetto E, Smith S, Smith J, Galloway JB, Ellis B, Rees J, Glyn-Jones S, Beard D, Fitzpatrick R, Hill JC. 2019. Determining responsiveness and meaningful changes for the Musculoskeletal Health Questionnaire (MSK-HQ) for use across musculoskeletal care pathways. BMJ Open, vol. 9(10), e025357. link> doi> full text>
  • Burgess R, Mansell G, Bishop A, Lewis M, Hill J. 2020. Predictors of functional outcome in musculoskeletal healthcare: An umbrella review. Eur J Pain, vol. 24(1), 51-70. link> doi> full text>
  • Konstantinou K, Dunn KM, van der Windt D, Ogollah R, Jasani V, Foster NE, SCOPiC study team. 2019. Subgrouping patients with sciatica in primary care for matched care pathways: development of a subgrouping algorithm. BMC Musculoskelet Disord, vol. 20(1), 313. link> doi> full text>
  • Protheroe J, Saunders B, Bartlam B, Dunn KM, Cooper V, Campbell P, Hill JC, Tooth S, Mallen CD, Hay EM, Foster NE. 2019. Matching treatment options for risk sub-groups in musculoskeletal pain: a consensus groups study. BMC Musculoskelet Disord, vol. 20(1), 271. link> doi> full text>
  • Riis A, Karran EL, Hill JC, Jensen MB, Thomsen JL. 2019. A conceptual framework for increasing clinical staff member involvement in general practice: a proposed strategy to improve the management of low back pain. BMC Fam Pract, vol. 20(1), 30. link> doi> full text>
  • Bedson J, Hill J, White D, Chen Y, Wathall S, Dent S, Cooke K, van der Windt D. 2019. Development and validation of a pain monitoring app for patients with musculoskeletal conditions (The Keele pain recorder feasibility study). BMC Med Inform Decis Mak, vol. 19(1), 24. link> doi> full text>
  • Forsbrand MH, Grahn B, Hill JC, Petersson IF, Post Sennehed C, Stigmar K. 2018. Can the STarT Back Tool predict health-related quality of life and work ability after an acute/subacute episode with back or neck pain? A psychometric validation study in primary care. BMJ Open, vol. 8(12), e021748. link> doi> full text>
  • Elsabbagh L, Al-Atwi T, Aldossary D, Alshami AM, Hill JC, Abu-Ras W, Huijer HA-S, Brooks D. 2019. Cross-cultural adaptation and validation of the STarT Back Tool for Arabic speaking adults with low back pain in Saudi Arabia. J Orthop Sci, vol. 24(2), 200-206. link> doi> full text>
  • Burgess R, Bishop A, Lewis M, Hill J. 2019. Models used for case-mix adjustment of patient reported outcome measures (PROMs) in musculoskeletal healthcare: A systematic review of the literature. Physiotherapy, vol. 105(2), 137-146. link> doi> full text>
  • McRobert CJ, Hill JC, Smale T, Hay EM, van der Windt DA. 2018. A multi-modal recruitment strategy using social media and internet-mediated methods to recruit a multidisciplinary, international sample of clinicians to an online research study. PLoS One, vol. 13(7), e0200184. link> doi> full text>
  • Sowden G, Hill JC, Morso L, Louw Q, Foster NE. 2018. Advancing practice for back pain through stratified care (STarT Back). Braz J Phys Ther, vol. 22(4), 255-264. link> doi> full text>
  • Morso L, Schiøttz-Christensen B, Søndergaard J, Andersen N-BDV, Pedersen F, Olsen KR, Jensen MS, Hill J, Christiansen DH. 2018. The effectiveness of a stratified care model for non-specific low back pain in Danish primary care compared to current practice: study protocol of a randomised controlled trial. Trials, vol. 19(1), 315. link> doi> full text>
  • Cherkin D, Balderson B, Wellman R, Hsu C, Sherman KJ, Evers SC, Hawkes R, Cook A, Levine MD, Piekara D, Rock P, Estlin KT, Brewer G, Jensen M, LaPorte A-M, Yeoman J, Sowden G, Hill JC, Foster NE. 2018. Effect of Low Back Pain Risk-Stratification Strategy on Patient Outcomes and Care Processes: the MATCH Randomized Trial in Primary Care. J Gen Intern Med, vol. 33(8), 1324-1336. link> doi> full text>
  • Karstens S, Kuithan P, Joos S, Hill JC, Wensing M, Steinhäuser J, Krug K, Szecsenyi J. 2018. Physiotherapists' views of implementing a stratified treatment approach for patients with low back pain in Germany: a qualitative study. BMC Health Serv Res, vol. 18(1), 214. link> doi> full text>
  • Kendell M, Beales D, O'Sullivan P, Rabey M, Hill J, Smith A. 2018. The predictive ability of the STarT Back Tool was limited in people with chronic low back pain: a prospective cohort study. J Physiother, vol. 64(2), 107-113. link> doi> full text>
  • Geraghty AWA, Stanford R, Stuart B, Little P, Roberts LC, Foster NE, Hill JC, Hay EM, Turner D, Malakan W, Leigh L, Yardley L. 2018. Using an internet intervention to support self-management of low back pain in primary care: findings from a randomised controlled feasibility trial (SupportBack). BMJ Open, vol. 8(3), e016768. link> doi> full text>
  • Miller J, Barber D, Donnelly C, French S, Green M, Hill J, MacDermid J, Marsh J, Norman K, Richardson J, Taljaard M, Wideman T, Cooper L, McPhee C. 2017. Determining the impact of a new physiotherapist-led primary care model for back pain: protocol for a pilot cluster randomized controlled trial. Trials, vol. 18(1), 526. link> doi> full text>
  • Holt N, Mansell G, Hill JC, Pincus T. 2018. Testing a Model of Consultation-based Reassurance and Back Pain Outcomes With Psychological Risk as Moderator: A Prospective Cohort Study. Clin J Pain, vol. 34(4), 339-348. link> doi> full text>
  • Babatunde OO, Jordan JL, Van der Windt DA, Hill JC, Foster NE, Protheroe J. 2017. Effective treatment options for musculoskeletal pain in primary care: A systematic overview of current evidence. PLoS One, vol. 12(6), e0178621. link> doi> full text>
  • Foster NE, Konstantinou K, Lewis M, Ogollah R, Dunn KM, van der Windt D, Beardmore R, Artus M, Bartlam B, Hill JC, Jowett S, Kigozi J, Mallen C, Saunders B, Hay EM. 2017. The clinical and cost-effectiveness of stratified care for patients with sciatica: the SCOPiC randomised controlled trial protocol (ISRCTN75449581). BMC Musculoskelet Disord, vol. 18(1), 172. link> doi> full text>
  • Forsbrand M, Grahn B, Hill JC, Petersson IF, Sennehed CP, Stigmar K. 2017. Comparison of the Swedish STarT Back Screening Tool and the Short Form of the Örebro Musculoskeletal Pain Screening Questionnaire in patients with acute or subacute back and neck pain. BMC Musculoskelet Disord, vol. 18(1), 89. link> doi> full text>
  • Pilz B, Vasconcelos RA, Teixeira PP, Mello W, Marcondes FB, Hill JC, Grossi DB. 2017. Construct and discriminant validity of STarT Back Screening Tool - Brazilian version. Braz J Phys Ther, vol. 21(1), 69-73. link> doi> full text>
  • Raimundo A, Parraça J, Batalha N, Tomas-Carus P, Branco J, Hill J, Gusi N. 2017. Portuguese translation, cross-cultural adaptation and reliability of the questionnaire «Start Back Screening Tool» (SBST). Acta Reumatol Port, vol. 42(1), 38-46. link>
  • Mansell G, Hill JC, Main CJ, Von Korff M, van der Windt D. 2017. Mediators of Treatment Effect in the Back In Action Trial: Using Latent Growth Modeling to Take Change Over Time Into Account. Clin J Pain, vol. 33(9), 811-819. link> doi> full text>
  • Hill JC, Kang S, Benedetto E, Myers H, Blackburn S, Smith S, Dunn K, Hay E, Rees J, Beard D, Glyn-Jones S, Barker K, Churchman D, Ellis B, Fitzpatrick R, Price A. 2016. PMS74 - Development of the Musculoskeletal Health Questionnaire (MSK-HQ) for Use in Different Conditions and Different Healthcare Pathways. Value in Health, vol. 19(7), 544. doi> link> full text>
  • Beneciuk JM, Hill JC, Campbell P, Afolabi E, George SZ, Dunn KM, Foster NE. 2017. Identifying Treatment Effect Modifiers in the STarT Back Trial: A Secondary Analysis. J Pain, vol. 18(1), 54-65. link> doi> full text>
  • Hill JC, Afolabi EK, Lewis M, Dunn KM, Roddy E, van der Windt DA, Foster NE. 2016. Does a modified STarT Back Tool predict outcome with a broader group of musculoskeletal patients than back pain? A secondary analysis of cohort data. BMJ Open, vol. 6(10), e012445. link> doi> full text>
  • Campbell P, Hill JC, Protheroe J, Afolabi EK, Lewis M, Beardmore R, Hay EM, Mallen CD, Bartlam B, Saunders B, van der Windt DA, Jowett S, Foster NE, Dunn KM. 2016. Keele Aches and Pains Study protocol: validity, acceptability, and feasibility of the Keele STarT MSK tool for subgrouping musculoskeletal patients in primary care. J Pain Res, vol. 9, 807-818. link> doi> full text>
  • Saunders B, Bartlam B, Foster NE, Hill JC, Cooper V, Protheroe J. 2016. General Practitioners' and patients' perceptions towards stratified care: a theory informed investigation. BMC Fam Pract, vol. 17(1), 125. link> doi> full text>
  • Cherkin D, Balderson B, Brewer G, Cook A, Estlin KT, Evers SC, Foster NE, Hill JC, Hawkes R, Hsu C, Jensen M, LaPorte A-M, Levine MD, Piekara D, Rock P, Sherman K, Sowden G, Wellman R, Yeoman J. 2016. Evaluation of a risk-stratification strategy to improve primary care for low back pain: the MATCH cluster randomized trial protocol. BMC Musculoskelet Disord, vol. 17(1), 361. link> doi> full text>
  • Mansell G, Hill JC, Main C, Vowles KE, van der Windt D. 2016. Exploring What Factors Mediate Treatment Effect: Example of the STarT Back Study High-Risk Intervention. J Pain, vol. 17(11), 1237-1245. link> doi> full text>
  • Hill JC, Kang S, Benedetto E, Myers H, Blackburn S, Smith S, Dunn KM, Hay E, Rees J, Beard D, Glyn-Jones S, Barker K, Ellis B, Fitzpatrick R, Price A. 2016. Development and initial cohort validation of the Arthritis Research UK Musculoskeletal Health Questionnaire (MSK-HQ) for use across musculoskeletal care pathways. BMJ Open, vol. 6(8), e012331. link> doi> full text>
  • Kuithan P, Krug K, Hill JC, Szecsenyi J, Steinhaeuser J, Joos S, Karstens S. 2016. German physiotherapists' views on a single appointment for low-risk patients within the start-back approach. Manual Therapy, vol. 25, e150. doi>
  • Raimundo A, Parraça J, Batalha N, Tomas-Carus P, Branco J, Hill JC, Gusi N. Portuguese translation, cross-cultural adaptation and reliability of the questionnaire. Actareumatologica, Article AO160134.
  • Piironen S, Paananen M, Haapea M, Hupli M, Zitting P, Ryynänen K, Takala E-P, Korniloff K, Hill JC, Häkkinen A, Karppinen J. 2016. Transcultural adaption and psychometric properties of the STarT Back Screening Tool among Finnish low back pain patients. Eur Spine J, vol. 25(1), 287-295. link> doi>
  • Hancock MJ and Hill JC. 2016. Are Small Effects for Back Pain Interventions Really Surprising?. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther, vol. 46(5), 317-319. link> doi> full text>
  • Karstens S, Krug K, Hill JC, Stock C, Steinhaeuser J, Szecsenyi J, Joos S. 2015. Validation of the German version of the STarT-Back Tool (STarT-G): a cohort study with patients from primary care practices. BMC Musculoskelet Disord, vol. 16, 346. link> doi> full text>
  • Karstens S, Joos S, Hill JC, Krug K, Szecsenyi J, Steinhäuser J. 2015. General Practitioners Views of Implementing a Stratified Treatment Approach for Low Back Pain in Germany: A Qualitative Study. PLoS One, vol. 10(8), e0136119. link> doi> full text>
  • Simons LE, Smith A, Ibagon C, Coakley R, Logan DE, Schechter N, Borsook D, Hill JC. 2015. Pediatric Pain Screening Tool: rapid identification of risk in youth with pain complaints. Pain, vol. 156(8), 1511-1518. link> doi> full text>
  • Geraghty AWA, Stanford R, Little P, Roberts L, Foster NE, Hill JC, Hay E, Stuart B, Turner D, Yardley L. 2015. Using an internet intervention to support self-management of low back pain in primary care: protocol for a randomised controlled feasibility trial (SupportBack). BMJ Open, vol. 5(9), e009524. link> doi> full text>
  • Karstens S, Joos S, Hill JC, Krug K, Szecsenyi J, Steinhauser J. 2015. General Practitioners Views of Implementing a Stratified Treatment Approach for Low Back Pain in Germany: A Qualitative Study. PLoS One. doi> full text>
  • Aebischer B, Hill JC, Hilfiker R, Karstens S. 2015. German Translation and Cross-Cultural Adaptation of the STarT Back Screening Tool. PLoS One, vol. 10(7), e0132068. link> doi> full text>
  • Kyte DG, Calvert M, van der Wees PJ, ten Hove R, Tolan S, Hill JC. 2015. An introduction to patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) in physiotherapy. Physiotherapy, vol. 101(2), 119-125. link> doi>
  • Hill JC, Thomas E, Hill S, Foster NE, van der Windt DA. 2015. Development and Validation of the Keele Musculoskeletal Patient Reported Outcome Measure (MSK-PROM). PLoS One, vol. 10(4), e0124557. link> doi> full text>
  • Ndosi M, Lewis M, Hale C, Quinn H, Ryan S, Emery P, Bird H, Hill J. 2014. The outcome and cost-effectiveness of nurse-led care in people with rheumatoid arthritis: a multicentre randomised controlled trial. Ann Rheum Dis, vol. 73(11), 1975-1982. link> doi>
  • Luan S, Min Y, Li G, Lin C, Li X, Wu S, Ma C, Hill JC. 2014. Cross-cultural adaptation, reliability, and validity of the Chinese version of the STarT Back Screening Tool in patients with low back pain. Spine (Phila Pa 1976), vol. 39(16), E974-E979. 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>
  • 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>
  • Bruyère O, Demoulin M, Beaudart C, Hill JC, Maquet D, Genevay S, Mahieu G, Reginster J-Y, Crielaard J-M, Demoulin C. 2014. Validity and reliability of the French version of the STarT Back screening tool for patients with low back pain. Spine (Phila Pa 1976), vol. 39(2), E123-E128. link> doi>
  • Foster NE, Hill JC, O'Sullivan P, Hancock M. 2013. Stratified models of care. Best Pract Res Clin Rheumatol, vol. 27(5), 649-661. link> doi>
  • Morso L, Kent P, Albert HB, Hill JC, Kongsted A, Manniche C. 2013. The predictive and external validity of the STarT Back Tool in Danish primary care. EUROPEAN SPINE JOURNAL, vol. 22(8), 1859-1867. link> 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>
  • Whitehurst DGT, Bryan S, Lewis M, Hill J, Hay EM. 2012. Exploring the cost-utility of stratified primary care management for low back pain compared with current best practice within risk-defined subgroups. Ann Rheum Dis, vol. 71(11), 1796-1802. link> doi>
  • Bruyere O, Demoulin M, Brereton C, Humblet F, Flynn D, Hill JC, Maquet D, Van Beveren J, Reginster JY, Crierlaard JM, Demoulin C. 2012. Translation validation of a new back screening questionnaire (the STarT back screening tool) in French. Archives of Public Health, vol. 70(12). doi>
  • del Pozo-Cruz B, Parraca JA, del Pozo-Cruz J, Adsuar JC, Hill JC, Gusi N. 2012. AN OCCUPATIONAL, INTERNET-BASED INTERVENTION TO PREVENT CHRONICITY IN SUBACUTE LOWER BACK PAIN: A RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL. JOURNAL OF REHABILITATION MEDICINE, vol. 44(7), 581-587. link> doi>
  • Ndosi M, Lewis M, Hale C, Bird H, Ryan S, Quinn H, McIvor L, Taylor J, Burbage G, Bond D, White J, Chagadama D, Green S, Kay L, Pace AV, Bejarano V, Emery P, Hill J. 2013. CLINICAL OUTCOMES OF NURSE-LED CARE FOR PEOPLE WITH RA: A MULTICENTRE RCT. ANNALS OF THE RHEUMATIC DISEASES, vol. 71, 120. 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>
  • Whitehurst DG, Bryan S, Lewis M, Hill JC, Hay EM. 2012. Exploring the cost-utility of stratified primary care management for low back pain compared with current best practice with risk defined subgroups. Ann Rheum Dis, vol. 71(11), 1796-1802. doi>
  • Hill JC, Konstantinou K, Egbewale BE, Dunn KM, Lewis M, van der Windt D. 2011. Clinical Outcomes Among Low Back Pain Consulters With Referred Leg Pain in Primary Care. SPINE, vol. 36(25), 2168-2175. link> doi>
  • Morsø L, Albert H, Kent P, Manniche C, Hill J. 2011. Translation and discriminative validation of the STarT Back Screening Tool into Danish. Eur Spine J, vol. 20(12), 2166-2173. 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>
  • Ndosi M, Lewis M, Hale C, Quinn H, Ryan S, Emery P, Bird H, Hill J. 2011. A randomised, controlled study of outcome and cost effectiveness for RA patients attending nurse-led rheumatology clinics: study protocol of an ongoing nationwide multi-centre study. Int J Nurs Stud, vol. 48(8), 995-1001. link> doi>
  • Gusi N, del Pozo-Cruz B, Olivares PR, Hernandez-Mocholi M, Hill JC. 2011. The Spanish version of the "STarT Back Screening Tool" (SBST) in different subgroups. ATENCION PRIMARIA, vol. 43(7), 356-361. 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>
  • Hill JC and Hay EM. 2011. Invited commentary. Phys Ther, vol. 91(5), 733-734. link> doi>
  • Hill JC and Fritz JM. 2011. Psychosocial influences on low back pain, disability, and response to treatment. Phys Ther, vol. 91(5), 712-721. 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>
  • Foster NE, Hill JC, Hay EM. 2011. Subgrouping patients with low back pain in primary care: are we getting any better at it?. Man Ther, vol. 16(1), 3-8. link> doi>
  • Hill JC, Foster NE, Hay EM. 2010. Cognitive behavioural therapy shown to be an effective and low cost treatment for subacute and chronic low-back pain, improving pain and disability scores in a pragmatic RCT. Evid Based Med, vol. 15(4), 118-119. link> doi>
  • Dziedzic KS, Hill JC, Porcheret M, Croft PR. 2009. New models for primary care are needed for osteoarthritis. Phys Ther, vol. 89(12), 1371-1378. link> doi>
  • Foster NE, Thomas E, Hill JC, Hay EM. 2010. The relationship between patient and practitioner expectations and preferences and clinical outcomes in a trial of exercise and acupuncture for knee osteoarthritis. Eur J Pain, vol. 14(4), 402-409. link> doi>
  • Hill J, Lewis M, Bird H. 2009. Do OA patients gain additional benefit from care from a clinical nurse specialist?--a randomized clinical trial. Rheumatology (Oxford), vol. 48(6), 658-664. 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>
  • Hill JC, Foster NE, Main CJ, Hay EM. 2009. A randomized trial of behavioral physical therapy interventions for acute and sub-acute low back pain, by George SZ et al. Pain, vol. 142, 164.
  • Somerville S, Hay E, Lewis M, Barber J, van der Windt D, Hill J, Sowden G. 2008. Content and outcome of usual primary care for back pain: a systematic review. Br J Gen Pract, vol. 58(556), 790-vi. link> doi>
  • Ryan S, Hill J, Thwaites C, Dawes P. 2008. Assessing the effect of fibromyalgia on patients' sexual activity. Nurs Stand, vol. 23(2), 35-41. 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>
  • 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>
  • Lewis M, James M, Stokes E, Hill J, Sim J, Hay E, Dziedzic K. 2007. An economic evaluation of three physiotherapy treatments for non-specific neck disorders alongside a randomized trial. Rheumatology (Oxford), vol. 46(11), 1701-1708. link> doi>
  • Foster NE, Thomas E, Barlas P, Hill JC, Young J, Mason E, Hay EM. 2007. Acupuncture as an adjunct to exercise based physiotherapy for osteoarthritis of the knee: randomised controlled trial. BMJ, vol. 335(7617), 436. link> doi> full text>
  • Peat G, Thomas E, Duncan R, Wood L, Wilkie R, Hill J, Hay EM, Croft P. 2007. Estimating the probability of radiographic osteoarthritis in the older patient with knee pain. Arthritis Rheum, vol. 57(5), 794-802. link> doi>
  • Hill JC, Lewis M, Sim J, Hay EM, Dziedzic K. 2007. Predictors of poor outcome in patients with neck pain treated by physical therapy. Clin J Pain, vol. 23(8), 683-690. link> doi>
  • Peat G, Thomas E, Handy J, Wood L, Dziedzic K, Myers H, Wilkie R, Duncan R, Hay E, Hill J, Lacey R, Croft P. 2006. The Knee Clinical Assessment Study-CAS(K). A prospective study of knee pain and knee osteoarthritis in the general population: baseline recruitment and retention at 18 months. BMC Musculoskelet Disord, vol. 7, 30. link> doi> full text>
  • Sim J, Jordan K, Lewis M, Hill J, Hay EM, Dziedzic K. 2006. Sensitivity to change and internal consistency of the Northwick Park Neck Pain Questionnaire and derivation of a minimal clinically important difference. Clin J Pain, vol. 22(9), 820-826. link> doi>
  • Dziedzic K, Hill J, Lewis M, Sim J, Daniels J, Hay EM. 2005. Effectiveness of manual therapy or pulsed shortwave diathermy in addition to advice and exercise for neck disorders: a pragmatic randomized controlled trial in physical therapy clinics. Arthritis Rheum, vol. 53(2), 214-222. link> doi>
  • Dziedzic K, Hill J, Lewis M, Sim J, Daniels J, Hay EM. 2005. Manual therapy or pulsed shortwave diathermy provide no additional benefit over advice and exercise in the treatment of neck disorders. Focus on Alternative and Complementary Therapies, vol. 10(4), 307-308.
  • Hill J, Foster N, Hughes R, Hay E. 2005. Meeting the challenges of research governance. Rheumatology, vol. 44(5), 571-572. doi>
  • Dziedzic K, Hill J, Lewis M, Sim J, Dainels J, Hay EM. 2005. The effectiveness of manual therapy or pulsed shortwave diathermy in addition to exercise & advice for neck disorders: a pragmatic randomized controlled trial in physical therapy clinics. Arthritis & Rheumatism, vol. 53(2), 214-222.
  • Hay E, Barlas P, Foster N, Hill J, Thomas E, Young J. 2004. Is acupuncture a useful adjunct to physiotherapy for older adults with knee pain?: the "acupuncture, physiotherapy and exercise" (APEX) study [ISRCTN88597683]. BMC Musculoskelet Disord, vol. 5, 31. link> doi> full text>
  • Hill J, Lewis M, Papageorgiou AC, Dziedzic K, Croft P. 2004. Predicting persistent neck pain: a 1-year follow-up of a population cohort. Spine (Phila Pa 1976), vol. 29(15), 1648-1654. link> doi>
  • Lewis M, Mullis R, Hill J, Vohora C, Dziedzic KS, Hay EM. 2004. ISSUES OF GENERALISABILITY IN RANDOMISED CLINICAL TRIALS. RHEUMATOLOGY, vol. 43, 86-87. link>
  • Peat G, Thomas E, Handy J, Wood L, Dziedzic K, Myers H, Wilkie R, Duncan R, Hay E, Hill J, Croft P. 2004. The Knee Clinical Assessment Study--CAS(K). A prospective study of knee pain and knee osteoarthritis in the general population. BMC Musculoskelet Disord, vol. 5, 4. link> doi> full text>
  • Hay E, Barlas P, Foster N, Hill J, Thomas E, Young J. 2004. Integrated care in practice: Is acupuncture a useful adjunct to physiotherapy for older adults with knee pain? The "Acupuncture, Physiotherapy and Exercise" (APEX) Study. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, vol. 31(5).
  • HILL J, LEWIS M, PAPAGEORGIOU AC, DZIEDZIC K, CROFT P. 2004. Predicting persistent neck pain. Spine, vol. 29(15), 1648-1654. doi>
  • Hill J, Lewis M, Kielty C, Mills P. 2002. Pulsed short-wave diathermy effects on human fibroblast proliferation. Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation, vol. 83(6), 832-836.
  • Hill J, Lewis M, Mills P, Kielty C. 2002. Pulsed short-wave diathermy effects on human fibroblast proliferation. Arch Phys Med Rehabil, vol. 83(6), 832-836. link> doi>
  • Hill J, Lewis M, Papageorgiou AC, Dziedzic K, Croft P. 2001. Prevalence of neck pain in the adult UK population. RHEUMATOLOGY, vol. 40, 147. link>
  • Hill J, Lewis M, Papageorgiou AC, Dziedzic K, Croft P. 2001. Who gets persistent neck pain in the population?. RHEUMATOLOGY, vol. 40, 132. link>
  • Hill J, Garvin S, Chen Y, Cooper V, Wathall S, Bartlam B, Saunders B, Lewis M, Protheroe J, Chudyk A, Birkinshaw H, Dunn KM, Jowett S, Oppong R, Hay E, van der Windt D, Mallen C, Foster NE. 2020. Computer-Based Stratified Primary Care for Musculoskeletal Consultations Compared With Usual Care: Study Protocol for the STarT MSK Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial. JMIR Res Protoc. link> doi>

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  • Blackburn S, Bishop A, Hill J, Dziedzic K. 2019. A framework for embedding meaningful Patient and Public Involvement in PROMS development. TRIALS (vol. 20). link>
  • Wathall S, Foster N, Hill J, Konstantinou K, Lawton S, Muller S. 2019. Health informatics (HI) innovations in randomised trials and clinical cohorts - Identification, screening, stratified care and data collection during primary care consultations. TRIALS (vol. 20). link>
  • Blackburn S, Tempest K, Stevenson K, Dziedzic K, Tooth S, Hill J. 2019. Public Involvement in a study to improve patient empowerment in musculoskeletal care using an online health portal: The MSK-Tracker. TRIALS (vol. 20). link>
  • Dunn KM, Campbell P, Afolabi EK, Lewis M, van der Windt D, Hill JC, Mallen CD, Protheroe J, Hay EM, Foster NE. 2017. REFINEMENT AND VALIDATION OF THE KEELE START MSK TOOL FOR MUSCULOSKELETAL PAIN IN PRIMARY CARE. RHEUMATOLOGY (vol. 56, pp. 119-120). link>
  • Hill J, Kang S, Benedetto E, Myers H, Blackburn S, Smith S, Dunn KM, Hay E, Rees J, Beard D, Glyn-Jones S, Barker K, Churchman D, Ellis B, Fitzpatrick R, Price A. 2016. DEVELOPMENT OF THE MUSCULOSKELETAL HEALTH QUESTIONNAIRE (MSK-HQ) FOR USE IN DIFFERENT CONDITIONS AND DIFFERENT HEALTHCARE PATHWAYS. VALUE IN HEALTH (vol. 19, p. A544). link> doi>
  • Protheroe J, Saunders BM, Hill J, Bartlam B, Dunn KM, Foster N. 2016. A CONSENSUS GROUP APPROACH TO AGREEING MATCHED TREATMENT OPTIONS FOR MUSCULOSKELETAL PAIN OF PATIENTS STRATIFIED ACCORDING TO PROGNOSTIC RISK. RHEUMATOLOGY (vol. 55, pp. 80-81). link>
  • Babatunde OPEYEMI, Jordan JL, van der windt, Hill, Foster, Protheroe. Effective Treatment Options for Musculoskeletal Pain Conditions: A Rapid Meta-synthesis of Current Best Evidence in Primary Care. Rheumatology, Volume 55, Issue suppl_1, 1 April 2016, Pages i80,. doi> full text>
  • Hill JC. 2016. START: STRATIFYING BACK PAIN-THE SCIENCE. RHEUMATOLOGY (vol. 55, p. 24). link>
  • Forsbrand M, Grahn B, Hill JC, Peterson II, Sennehed CP, Stigmar K. 2015. VALIDATION OF THE SWEDISH VERSION OF START BACK TOOL AGAINST THE SHORT VERSION OF THE OREBRO MUSCULOSKELETAL PAIN SCREENING QUESTIONNAIRE IN PATIENTS WITH BACK AND/OR NECK PAIN IN PRIMARY HEALTH CARE. ANNALS OF THE RHEUMATIC DISEASES (vol. 74, p. 1319). link> doi>
  • Hill JC, Thomas E, Hill S, Foster NE, Rimmer Y, Shufflebotham J, Doyle C, Larkin T, van der Windt D. 2014. DEVELOPMENT AND VALIDATION OF A MUSCULOSKELETAL PATIENT REPORTED OUTCOME MEASURE. RHEUMATOLOGY (vol. 53, pp. 76-77). link>
  • Rees EL, Thomas E, Hill JC. 2014. PRACTITIONER EMPATHY AND MUSCULOSKELETAL PATIENT OUTCOMES IN PRIMARY CARE. RHEUMATOLOGY (vol. 53, pp. 79-80). link>
  • Ndosi M, Lewis M, Hale C, Bird H, Ryan S, Quinn H, McIvor E, Taylor J, Burbage G, Bond D, White J, Chagadama D, Green S, Kay L, Pace AV, Bejarano V, Emery P, Hill J. 2013. THE COST-EFFECTIVENESS OF NURSE-LED CARE IN PEOPLE WITH RA. RHEUMATOLOGY (vol. 52, p. 10). link>
  • Ndosi M, Lewis M, Hale C, Bird H, Ryan S, Quinn H, McIvor E, Taylor J, Burbage G, Bond D, White J, Chagadama D, Green S, Kay L, Pace AV, Bejarano V, Emery P, Hill J. 2012. Cost Effectiveness of Nurse-Led Care for People with Rheumatoid Arthritis: A Multicentre RCT. ARTHRITIS AND RHEUMATISM (vol. 64, pp. S736-S737). link>
  • Hill J. 2012. CAN WE CHOOSE THE BEST TREATMENT FOR BACK PAIN PATIENTS?. RHEUMATOLOGY (vol. 51, p. 11). link>
  • Hill JC, Konstantinou K, Egbewale BE, Dunn KM, Lewis M, van der Windt D. 2011. Clinical outcomes among low back pain consulters with referred leg pain in primary care. Spine (Phila Pa 1976) (vol. 36, pp. 2168-2175). link> doi>
  • Thomas MJ, Peat G, Roddy E. 2010. THE POPULATION PREVALENCE OF FOOT AND ANKLE PAIN OVER THE AGE OF 45 YEARS: A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW. RHEUMATOLOGY (vol. 49, p. I147). link> doi>
  • 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>
  • Foster NE, Thomas E, Barlas P, Hill JC, Young J, Mason E, Hay EM. 2008. Acupuncture as an adjunct to exercise based physiotherapy for osteoarthritis of the knee: Randomised controlled trial. RHEUMATOLOGY (vol. 47, p. II2). link>
  • Mason EE, Hill JC, Konstantinou K, Sowden G, Vohora K, Main CJ, Dunn K, Lewis M, Hay EM. 2008. Practical application of the start back screening tool: A pilot study in primary care. RHEUMATOLOGY (vol. 47, p. II156). link>
  • Hill JC, Dunn K, Hay EM. 2008. Structured review of primary care back pain classification tools. RHEUMATOLOGY (vol. 47, p. II153). link>
  • Ryan S, Hill J, Thwaites C, Dawes PT. 2007. Female perceptions of the effects of fibromyalgia on sexual relationships. RHEUMATOLOGY (vol. 46, pp. I156-I157). link>
  • Hill JC, Dunn KM, Mullis R, Lewis M, Main CJ, Hay EM. 2006. Validation of a new low back pain sub-grouping tool for primary care (the STarTBack tool). RHEUMATOLOGY (vol. 45, p. I119). link>
  • Dunn KM, Lewis M, Mullis R, Hill J, Main CJ, Hay EM. 2005. Startback - Development of a low back pain screening tool. RHEUMATOLOGY (vol. 44, p. I85). link>
  • Moore A, Jackson A, Jordan J, Hammersley S, Hill JC, Mercer C, Smith C, Thompson J, Woby S, Hudson A. 2005. Clinical guidelines for the physiotherapy management of whiplash associated disorder.
  • Ryan S and Hill J. 2004. A survey of the role of the clinical nurse specialist in the UK - Has it changed over the last decade?. ANNALS OF THE RHEUMATIC DISEASES (vol. 63, p. 555). link>
  • Ryan S and Hill J. 2004. A SURVEY OF PRACTICE IN NURSE LED RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS CLINICS. RHEUMATOLOGY (vol. 43, p. 154). link>
  • LEWIS AM, HILL J, DZIEDZIC K, SIM J, HAY E. 2004. PANTHER - Issues of generalisability in randomised clinical trials. Rheumatology.
  • HILL J, DZIEDZIC K, SIM J, LEWIS M, HAY E. 2004. PANTHER - Physiotherapists' perceived predictors of outcome in neck pain. Rheumatology.
  • Hill J, Lewis M, Dziedzic KS, Sim J, Hay EM. 2004. PHYSIOTHERAPISTS' PERCEIVED PREDICTORS OF OUTCOME IN NECK PAIN. RHEUMATOLOGY (vol. 43, p. 153). link>
  • Dziedzic K, Hill J, Lewis M, Sim J, Daniels J, Hay EM. 2004. The effectiveness of manual therapy or pulsed shortwave diathermy in addition to advice and exercise for neck disorders: a pragmatic randomised controlled trial in physiotherapy clinics. ANAESTHESIA (vol. 59, p. 1037). link>
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