ARM pain: Who benefits from which management? Analysis of data from the ARM trial

University of Aberdeen

Past award

Student: Ross MacDonald : Univarsity of St Andrews

Year Award Started: 2015

Arm pain is a common reason for people to consult a general practitioners or occupational physician and to be referred to a rheumatologist.The causes of such pain have been related to physical injury (such as repetitive movements in the workplace) and psychological factors. The ARM pain trial is a randomised controlled trial which has examined different ways to manage and timing of management for arm pain. It has now completed recruitment and follow-up. The aim of this studentship is to examine whether there are characteristics of patients who respond well to particular treatments. In this way it can contribute to “personalised medicine” in which patients are offered management likely to be effective for them.

Research area: Other conditions


Professor Gary MacFarlane
Institute of Applied Health Sciences