Bibliographical noteFunding: This study was funded by Arthritis Research UK (now Versus Arthritis), ref 20100, and sponsored by ACCORD (the University of Edinburgh and NHS Lothian). The funder had no role in study design, data collection, data analysis, data interpretation, writing of the article, or the decision to submit the paper for publication.
We thank the study participants and the investigators, physiotherapists, and research teams for delivering the study at the participating centres; the Edinburgh Clinical Trials Unit for coordinating the project, in particular Chris Tuck, Elaine Kinsella, and Philip Rayson (trial management team), Valentina Assi (statistics), Ronnie Harkess (programming), and Lyndsey Milne (data management); and the support and advice at all study stages of the independent trial oversight and data monitoring committee: Alex MacGregor (University of East Anglia), Martin Lewis (Keele University), Michael Docherty (University of Nottingham), and Merfyn Williams (lay member).
TRIO investigators include: Caroline Austrie, the Royal Free Hospital, London; Kim Brown, Rehabilitation Centre, Queen Alexandria Hospital, Portsmouth; Matthew Carr, the Horder Centre, Crowborough; Ivan Brenkel, Victoria Hospital, Kirkcaldy; Tom Briggs, Doncaster Royal Infirmary, Doncaster; Katherine Dillow, Daren’t Valley Hospital, Dartford; Jamila Kassam, Royal London Hospital, London; Ben Lankester, Yeovil District Hospital, Yeovil; Emma McLoughlin, Rehabilitation Centre, Queen Alexandria Hospital, Portsmouth; Helen Samuel (Nee Sankey), the Tunbridge Wells Hospital, Pembury; Jason Seaton, Weston General Hospital, Weston Super Mare; Kate Weatherly, Conquest Hospital, St. Leonards-on-Sea.
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