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Improving musculoskeletal health for children and young people – A 'call to action'

Lookup NU author(s): Emerita Professor Helen Foster



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This chapter describes the musculoskeletal (MSK) context in children and young people as an important contributor to the global non-communicable disease burden. Through selected MSK conditions, we describe the impact on patients, families and communities and highlight the challenges that need to be addressed. We focus on opportunities for better working together and describe exemplar initiatives to raise awareness, workforce capacity building, models of care and research agendas to have a greater global context.

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Author(s): Foster HE, Scott C, Tiderius CJ, Dobbs MB

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Best Practice & Research Clinical Rheumatology

Year: 2020

Volume: 34

Issue: 5

Print publication date: 01/10/2020

Online publication date: 26/07/2020

Acceptance date: 26/07/2020

Date deposited: 17/11/2020

ISSN (print): 1521-6942

ISSN (electronic): 1532-1770

Publisher: Elsevier Ltd


DOI: 10.1016/j.berh.2020.101566


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