Dr Saurab Sharma
Research Associate

Dr Saurab Sharma

2020           PhD in Medicine (University of Otago, New Zealand)

2013          Master of Physiotherapy, Specialisation in Musculoskeletal conditions (Manipal University, India)

2008          Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bangaluru, India)

Medicine & Health
School of Health Sciences

I am a Postdoctoral Research Fellow supported by the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) John J. Bonica Fellowship. I completed his PhD at the University of Otago in 2020, New Zealand which was marked as the Thesis of Exceptional Quality. I also received the University of Otago the Most Promising Pain Researcher Award in 2021 and the UNSW Health Sciences Early Career Researcher of the Year Award in 2022. 

I have published 90 peer-reviewed papers and have received research funding worth > AUD 1.5M. I am one of the Commissioners for the Lancet Commission on Osteoarthritis. I have also contributed to the World Health Organisation initiatives to develop rehabilitation interventions for osteoarthritis. I have co-authored a book chapter on pain. I am also an active member of three IASP committees: I serve as the Secretary for the Pain, Mind and Movement Special Interest Group and the founding member of the Early Career Network Taskforce and the Global Alliance of Partners for Pain Advocacy. I am also a Taskforce Member for two IASP Global Years 2022 and 2023. I have presented invited talks at premier conferences including the World Pain Congresses, World Physiotherapy Congresses, and Osteoarthritis Research Society International Conference. 

I aim to improve the lives of people with pain and other long-term conditions by developing culturally appropriate, inexpensive, effective, and safe interventions. My current research focuses on understanding the role of culture in chronic pain, developing global strategies to improve musculoskeletal health, developing and testing interventions for complex pain conditions, and developing interventions for culturally and linguistically diverse communities and low-resourced settings/countries. 

I am currently leading Consortium for Low Back Pain in Low- and Middle-Income Countries (LMICs), learn more, https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/35536248/. I am also passionate to improve research and pain care in LMICs. This led to a Joint Editorial in 12 international physiotherapy journals which support research in LMICs (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jphys.2023.08.013). 

Location
139 Barker St, Randwick NSW 2031
  • Book Chapters | 2023
    Sharma S, 2023, 'Inequities in pain: pain in low- and middle-income countries and among indigenous peoples', in Pain A Textbook for Health Professionals, Elsevier
    Book Chapters | 2022
    Sharma S, 2022, 'A Framework to Guide the Development of Health Care Professional Education and Training in Best Evidence Osteoarthritis Care', in Osteoarthritis, an Issue of Clinics in Geriatric Medicine, 38, Elsevier
  • Journal articles | 2024
    Chang JR; Cheung YK; Sharma S; Li SX; Tao RR; Lee JLC; Sun ER; Pinto SM; Zhou Z; Fong H; Chan WW; Zheng K; Samartzis D; Fu SN; Wong AY, 2024, 'Comparative effectiveness of non-pharmacological interventions on sleep in individuals with chronic musculoskeletal pain: A systematic review with network meta-analysis', Sleep Medicine Reviews, 73, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.smrv.2023.101867
    Journal articles | 2024
    Décary S; de Wit M; Naye F; Barton JL; Fraenkel L; Li LC; Brooks P; Stacey D; Maxwell LJ; Campbell W; Hofstetter C; Voshaar M; Meara A; Christensen R; Boonen A; Suarez-Almazor ME; Meade T; March L; Jull JE; Alten R; Morgan EM; Stewart Hazlewood G; Barber CEH; Guillemin F; El-Miedany Y; Mittoo S; Robertson TW; Bartlett SJ; Singh JA; Mannion M; Nasef SI; Boel A; Adebajo A; Arnaud L; Gill TK; Moholt E; Burt J; Jayatilleke A; Hmamouchi I; Berthelsen DB; Blanco FJ; Mather K; Maharaj A; Sharma S; Caso F; Beaton D; Shea B; Fong C; Fernandez AP; Mackie S; Nikiphorou E; Jones A; Greer-Smith R; Sloan VS; Akpabio A; Strand V; Lee RR; Umaefulam V; Monti S; Abaza N; Schultz G; Stones S; Gossec L; Nielsen SM; Cavallo S; Srinivasalu H; Constien D; Evans V; Tugwell P; Toupin-April K, 2024, 'Consensus on the definitions and descriptions of the domains of the OMERACT Core Outcome Set for shared decision making interventions in rheumatology trials', Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism, 65, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.semarthrit.2024.152381
    Journal articles | 2024
    Gilanyi YL; Rizzo RRN; Sharma S; Venter M; McAuley JH; Jones MD, 2024, 'A qualitative study identifying barriers and enablers to exercise adherence in people with chronic low back pain. "It's a personal journey".', J Pain, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jpain.2024.02.002
    Journal articles | 2024
    Karran EL; Cashin AG; Barker T; Boyd MA; Chiarotto A; Mohabir V; Petkovic J; Sharma S; Tugwell P; Moseley GL, 2024, 'Development of recommendations for a minimum dataset for Identifying Social factors that Stratify Health Opportunities and Outcomes (ISSHOOs) in pain research.', MethodsX, 12, pp. 102496, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.mex.2023.102496
    Journal articles | 2024
    Naye F; Toupin-April K; de Wit M; LeBlanc A; Dubois O; Boonen A; Barton JL; Fraenkel L; Li LC; Stacey D; March L; Barber CEH; Hazlewood GS; Guillemin F; Bartlett SJ; Berthelsen DB; Mather K; Arnaud L; Akpabio A; Adebajo A; Schultz G; Sloan VS; Gill TK; Sharma S; Scholte-Voshaar M; Caso F; Nikiphorou E; Nasef SI; Campbell W; Meara A; Christensen R; Suarez-Almazor ME; Jull JE; Alten R; Morgan EM; El-Miedany Y; Singh JA; Burt J; Jayatilleke A; Hmamouchi I; Blanco FJ; Fernandez AP; Mackie S; Jones A; Strand V; Monti S; Stones SR; Lee RR; Nielsen SM; Evans V; Srinivasalu H; Gérard T; Demers JLB; Bouchard R; Stefan T; Dugas M; Bergeron F; Beaton D; Maxwell LJ; Tugwell P; Décary S, 2024, 'OMERACT Core outcome measurement set for shared decision making in rheumatic and musculoskeletal conditions: a scoping review to identify candidate instruments', Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism, 65, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.semarthrit.2023.152344
    Journal articles | 2024
    Sharma S; Verhagen A; Elkins M; Brismée JM; Fulk GD; Taradaj J; Steen L; Jette A; Moore A; Stewart A; Hoogenboom BJ; Söderlund A; Harms M; Zambelli Pinto R, 2024, 'Research from Low-Income and Middle-Income Countries Will Benefit Global Health and the Physiotherapy Profession, but It Requires Support', Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy, 48, pp. 1 - 5, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/NPT.0000000000000461
    Journal articles | 2024
    Sharma S; Verhagen AP; Elkins M; Brismée JM; Fulk GD; Taradaj J; Steen L; Jette A; Moore A; Stewart A; Hoogenboom BJ; Söderlund A; Harms M; Pinto RZ, 2024, 'Research from low-income and middle-income countries will benefit global health and the physiotherapy profession, but it requires support', Journal of Physiotherapy, 70, pp. 1 - 4, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jphys.2023.08.013
    Journal articles | 2024
    Weinbrecht-Mischkewitz M; Kamal M; Asim F; Guillemin F; Goel N; Voshaar M; Boonen A; Berthelsen DB; Toupin-April K; Lopez-Olivo MA; Sloan VS; Boers M; Jones CA; van der Horst-Bruinsma I; Cashin AG; Sharma S; Leong A; Alten R; Shea B; March L; Tugwell P; Christensen R; Nielsen SM; Contextual Factors Working Group , 2024, 'Generating a list of potentially important contextual factors covering randomized trials, cohorts, and measurement property studies: An OMERACT initiative.', Semin Arthritis Rheum, 65, pp. 152370, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.semarthrit.2024.152370
    Journal articles | 2023
    Allen KD; Huffman K; Cleveland RJ; van der Esch M; Abbott JH; Abbott A; Bennell K; Bowden JL; Eyles J; Healey EL; Holden MA; Jayakumar P; Koenig K; Lo G; Losina E; Miller K; Østerås N; Pratt C; Quicke JG; Sharma S; Skou ST; Tveter AT; Woolf A; Yu SP; Hinman RS, 2023, 'Evaluating Osteoarthritis Management Programs: outcome domain recommendations from the OARSI Joint Effort Initiative', Osteoarthritis and Cartilage, 31, pp. 954 - 965, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.joca.2023.02.078
    Journal articles | 2023
    Ayehu GW; Admasu FT; Yitbarek GY; Agegnehu Teshome A; Amare AT; Atlaw D; Sharma S, 2023, 'Early post-stroke cognitive impairment and in-hospital predicting factors among stroke survivors in Ethiopia', Frontiers in Neurology, 14, http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fneur.2023.1163812
    Journal articles | 2023
    Basnet R; Jensen MP; Pathak A; Gurung G; Thagunna NS; Elisa Maharjan ; Hansford H; Riju Maharjan ; Nicholas M; Sharma S, 2023, 'Self-Efficacy in Nepali Adults With Musculoskeletal Pain: Measurement Properties of Hard-Copy and Online Versions of the Pain Self-Efficacy Questionnaire', Journal of Pain, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jpain.2023.10.012
    Journal articles | 2023
    Basnet R; Mendez DR; Lugo-González I; O'Hagan E; O'Keeffe M; Sharma S; Pate JW; Kennedy DS, 2023, 'Online information on chronic pain in 3 countries: an assessment of readability, credibility, and accuracy', Pain Reports, 8, pp. E1078 - E1078, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/PR9.0000000000001078
    Journal articles | 2023
    Briggs AM; Betteridge N; Dreinhöfer KE; Haq SA; Huckel Schneider C; Kalla AA; Kopansky-Giles D; March L; Sharma S; Soriano ER; Woolf AD; Young JJ; Slater H, 2023, 'Towards healthy populations: A need to strengthen systems for musculoskeletal health', Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism, 58, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.semarthrit.2022.152147
    Journal articles | 2023
    Briggs AM; Chua J; Cross M; Ahmad NM; Finucane L; Haq SA; Joshipura M; Kalla AA; March L; Moscogiuri F; Reis FJJ; Sarfraz S; Sharma S; Soriano ER; Slater H, 2023, '‘It’s about time’. Dissemination and evaluation of a global health systems strengthening roadmap for musculoskeletal health – insights and future directions', BMJ Global Health, 8, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjgh-2023-013786
    Journal articles | 2023
    Collaborators GBDO; Steinmetz JD; Culbreth GT; Haile LM; Rafferty Q; Lo J; Fukutaki KG; Cruz JA; Smith AE; Vollset SE; Brooks PM; Cross M; Woolf AD; Hagins H; Abbasi-Kangevari M; Abedi A; Ackerman IN; Amu H; Antony B; Arabloo J; Aravkin AY; Argaw AM; Artamonov AA; Ashraf T; Barrow A; Bearne LM; Bensenor IM; Berhie AY; Bhardwaj N; Bhardwaj P; Bhojaraja VS; Bijani A; Briant PS; Briggs AM; Butt NS; Charan J; Chattu VK; Cicuttini FM; Coberly K; Dadras O; Dai X; Dandona L; Dandona R; de Luca K; Denova-Gutiérrez E; Dharmaratne SD; Dhimal M; Dianatinasab M; Dreinhoefer KE; Elhadi M; Farooque U; Farpour HR; Filip I; Fischer F; Freitas M; Ganesan B; Gemeda BNB; Getachew T; Ghamari S-H; Ghashghaee A; Gill TK; Golechha M; Golinelli D; Gupta B; Gupta VB; Gupta VK; Haddadi R; Hafezi-Nejad N; Halwani R; Hamidi S; Hanif A; Harlianto NI; Haro JM; Hartvigsen J; Hay SI; Hebert JJ; Heidari G; Hosseini M-S; Hosseinzadeh M; Hsiao AK; Ilic IM; Ilic MD; Jacob L; Jayawardena R; Jha RP; Jonas JB; Joseph N; Kandel H; Karaye IM; Khan J; Kim YJ; Kolahi A-A; Korzh O; Koteeswaran R; Krishnamoorthy V; Kumar GA; Kumar N; Lee S-W; Lim SS; Lobo SW; Lucchetti G; Malekpour M-R; Malik AA; Mandarano-Filho LGG; Martini S; Mentis A-FA; Mesregah MK; Mestrovic T; Mirrakhimov EM; Misganaw A; Mohammadpourhodki R; Mokdad AH; Momtazmanesh S; Morrison SD; Murray CJL; Nassereldine H; Netsere HB; Kandel SN; Owolabi MO; Panda-Jonas S; Pandey A; Pawar S; Pedersini P; Pereira J; Radfar A; Rashidi M-M; Rawaf DL; Rawaf S; Rawassizadeh R; Rayegani S-M; Ribeiro D; Roever L; Saddik B; Sahebkar A; Salehi S; Riera LS; Sanmarchi F; Santric-Milicevic MM; Shahabi S; Shaikh MA; Shaker E; Shannawaz M; Sharma R; Sharma S; Shetty JK; Shiri R; Shobeiri P; Silva DAS; Singh A; Singh JA; Singh S; Skou ST; Slater H; Soltani-Zangbar MS; Starodubova AV; Tehrani-Banihashemi A; Tahbaz SV; Valdez PR; Vo B; Vu LG; Wang Y-P; Jabbari SHY; Yonemoto N; Yunusa I; March LM; Ong KL; Vos T; Kopec JA, 2023, 'Global, regional, and national burden of osteoarthritis, 1990–2020 and projections to 2050: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2021', The Lancet Rheumatology, 5, pp. e508 - e522, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/s2665-9913(23)00163-7
    Journal articles | 2023
    Fandim JV; Hinman RS; Øverås CK; Sharma S; Belton J; Oliveira VC; Dear BF; Parker R; Ghai B; Bennell KL; Ferreira P; Hartvigsen J; Saragiotto BT, 2023, 'One step at a time. Shaping consensus on research priorities and terminology in telehealth in musculoskeletal pain: an international modified e-Delphi study', BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, 24, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12891-023-06866-0
    Journal articles | 2023
    Ferreira ML; de Luca K; Haile LM; Steinmetz JD; Culbreth GT; Cross M; Kopec JA; Ferreira PH; Blyth FM; Buchbinder R; Hartvigsen J; Wu AM; Safiri S; Woolf AD; Collins GS; Ong KL; Vollset SE; Smith AE; Cruz JA; Fukutaki KG; Abate SM; Abbasifard M; Abbasi-Kangevari M; Abbasi-Kangevari Z; Abdelalim A; Abedi A; Abidi H; Adnani QES; Ahmadi A; Akinyemi RO; Alamer AT; Alem AZ; Alimohamadi Y; Alshehri MA; Alshehri MM; Alzahrani H; Amini S; Amiri S; Amu H; Andrei CL; Andrei T; Antony B; Arabloo J; Arulappan J; Arumugam A; Ashraf T; Athari SS; Awoke N; Azadnajafabad S; Bärnighausen TW; Barrero LH; Barrow A; Barzegar A; Bearne LM; Bensenor IM; Berhie AY; Bhandari BB; Bhojaraja VS; Bijani A; Bodicha BBA; Bolla SR; Brazo-Sayavera J; Briggs AM; Cao C; Charalampous P; Chattu VK; Cicuttini FM; Clarsen B; Cuschieri S; Dadras O; Dai X; Dandona L; Dandona R; Dehghan A; Demie TGG; Denova-Gutiérrez E; Dewan SMR; Dharmaratne SD; Dhimal ML; Dhimal M; Diaz D; Didehdar M; Digesa LE; Diress M; Do HT; Doan LP; Ekholuenetale M; Elhadi M; Eskandarieh S; Faghani S; Fares J; Fatehizadeh A; Fetensa G; Filip I; Fischer F; Franklin RC; Ganesan B; Gemeda BNB; Getachew ME; Ghashghaee A, 2023, 'Global, regional, and national burden of low back pain, 1990–2020, its attributable risk factors, and projections to 2050: a systematic analysis of the Global Burden of Disease Study 2021', The Lancet Rheumatology, 5, pp. e316 - e329, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S2665-9913(23)00098-X
    Journal articles | 2023
    Ferreira-Valente A; Sharma S; Chan J; Bernardes SF; Pais-Ribeiro J; Jensen MP, 2023, 'Pain-Related Beliefs, Coping, and Function: An Observational Study on the Moderating Influence of Country of Origin', Journal of Pain, 24, pp. 1645 - 1663, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jpain.2023.04.012
    Journal articles | 2023
    Gill TK; Mittinty MM; March LM; Steinmetz JD; Culbreth GT; Cross M; Kopec JA; Woolf AD; Haile LM; Hagins H; Ong KL; Kopansky-Giles DR; Dreinhoefer KE; Betteridge N; Abbasian M; Abbasifard M; Abedi K; Adesina MA; Aithala JP; Akbarzadeh-Khiavi M; Al Thaher Y; Alalwan TA; Alzahrani H; Amiri S; Antony B; Arabloo J; Aravkin AY; Arumugam A; Aryal KK; Athari SS; Atreya A; Baghdadi S; Bardhan M; Barrero LH; Bearne LM; Bekele AB; Bensenor IM; Bhardwaj P; Bhatti R; Bijani A; Bordianu T; Bouaoud S; Briggs AM; Cheema HA; Christensen SWMP; Chukwu IS; Clarsen B; Dai X; de Luca K; Desye B; Dhimal M; Do TC; Fagbamigbe AF; Farokh Forghani S; Ferreira N; Ganesan B; Gebrehiwot M; Ghashghaee A; Graham SM; Harlianto NI; Hartvigsen J; Hasaballah AI; Hasanian M; Hassen MB; Hay SI; Heidari M; Hsiao AK; Ilic IM; Jokar M; Khajuria H; Khan MJ; Khanal P; Khateri S; Kiadaliri A; Kim MS; Kisa A; Kolahi AA; Krishan K; Krishnamoorthy V; Landires I; Larijani B; Le TTT; Lee YH; Lim SS; Lo J; Madani SP; Malagón-Rojas JN; Malik I; Marateb HR; Mathew AJ; Meretoja TJ; Mesregah MK; Mestrovic T; Mirahmadi A; Misganaw A; Mohaghegh S; Mokdad AH; Momenzadeh K; Momtazmanesh S; Monasta L, 2023, 'Global, regional, and national burden of other musculoskeletal disorders, 1990–2020, and projections to 2050: a systematic analysis of the Global Burden of Disease Study 2021', The Lancet Rheumatology, 5, pp. e670 - e682, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S2665-9913(23)00232-1
    Journal articles | 2023
    Han CS; Hancock MJ; Sharma S; Sharma S; Harris IA; Cohen SP; Magnussen J; Maher CG; Traeger AC, 2023, 'Low back pain of disc, sacroiliac joint, or facet joint origin: a diagnostic accuracy systematic review', eClinicalMedicine, 59, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.eclinm.2023.101960
    Journal articles | 2023
    Hansford HJ; Jones MD; Cashin AG; Ostelo RW; Chiarotto A; Williams SA; Sharma S; Devonshire JJ; Ferraro MC; Wewege MA; McAuley JH, 2023, 'The smallest worthwhile effect on pain intensity of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and exercise therapy for acute and chronic low back pain: a benefit-harm trade-off study', Journal of Physiotherapy, 69, pp. 240 - 248, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jphys.2023.08.006
    Journal articles | 2023
    Higgins C; Sharma S; Bimali I; Hales TG; Cameron PA; Smith BH; Colvin LA, 2023, 'Cross-sectional study examining the epidemiology of chronic pain in Nepal', Pain Reports, 8, pp. 1 - 8, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/PR9.0000000000001067
    Journal articles | 2023
    Islam SMS; Maddison R; Uddin R; Ball K; Livingstone KM; Khan A; Salmon J; Ackerman IN; Adair T; Adegboye OA; Ademi Z; Adhikary RK; Ahinkorah BO; Alam K; Alene KA; Alif SM; Amare AT; Ameyaw EK; Aminde LN; Anderlini D; Angell B; Ansar A; Antony B; Anyasodor AE; Arnet VK; Astell-Burt T; Atorkey P; Awoke MA; Quintanilla BPA; Ayano G; Bagheri N; Barnett A; Baune BT; Bhandari D; Bhaskar S; Biswas RK; Borschmann R; Boufous S; Briggs AM; Buchbinder R; Bulamu NB; Burns RA; Carvalho AF; Cerin E; Cherbuin N; Chowdhury EK; Ciobanu LG; Clark SR; Cross M; Dadi AF; de Courten B; De Leo D; de Luca K; Doyle KE; Edvardsson D; Edvardsson K; Efendi F; Endalamaw A; Fauk NK; Feng X; Fitzgibbon BM; Flavel J; Gebreyohannes EAA; Gesesew HA; Gill TK; Godinho MA; Gupta B; Gupta VK; Hambisa MT; Hamiduzzaman M; Hankey GJ; Hassanian-Moghaddam H; Hay SI; Hebert JJ; Huda MM; Huda TM; Islam MM; Islam MS; Islam RM; Kaambwa B; Kandel H; Kassie GM; Kelly JT; Kerr JA; Kiross GT; Knibbs LD; Kulkarni VV; Lalloo R; Le LKD; Leigh J; Leung J; Li S; Mahumud RA; Mamun AA; Marzan MB; McGrath JJ; Mehlman ML; Meretoja A; Mersha AG; Miller TR, 2023, 'The burden and trend of diseases and their risk factors in Australia, 1990–2019: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2019', The Lancet Public Health, 8, pp. e585 - e599, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S2468-2667(23)00123-8
    Journal articles | 2023
    Karran EL; Cashin AG; Barker T; Boyd MA; Chiarotto A; Dewidar O; Mohabir V; Petkovic J; Sharma S; Tejani S; Tugwell P; Moseley GL, 2023, 'Using PROGRESS-plus to identify current approaches to the collection and reporting of equity-relevant data: a scoping review', Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, 163, pp. 70 - 78, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jclinepi.2023.09.017
    Journal articles | 2023
    Karran EL; Cashin AG; Barker T; Boyd MA; Chiarotto A; Dewidar O; Petkovic J; Sharma S; Tugwell P; Moseley GL, 2023, 'The ‘what’ and ‘how’ of screening for social needs in healthcare settings: a scoping review', PeerJ, 11, http://dx.doi.org/10.7717/peerj.15263
    Journal articles | 2023
    Karran EL; Cashin AG; Barker T; Boyd MA; Chiarotto A; Mohabir V; Petkovic J; Sharma S; Tugwell P; Moseley GL, 2023, 'Development of recommendations for a minimum dataset for Identifying Social factors that Stratify Health Opportunities and Outcomes (ISSHOOs) in pain research', MethodsX, 12
    Journal articles | 2023
    Mensah GA; Fuster V; Murray CJL; Roth GA, 2023, 'Global Burden of Cardiovascular Diseases and Risks, 1990-2022', Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 82, pp. 2350 - 2473, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jacc.2023.11.007
    Journal articles | 2023
    Nazari G; Bobos P; Lu S; Reischl S; Sharma S; Le CY; Vader K; Held N; MacDermid JC, 2023, 'Effectiveness of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization for the management of upper body, lower body, and spinal conditions. An updated systematic review with meta-analyses', Disability and Rehabilitation, 45, pp. 1608 - 1618, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09638288.2022.2070288
    Journal articles | 2023
    Pathak A; Abbott JH; Bajracharya N; Gurung G; Nepal GM; Sharma S, 2023, 'Barriers and facilitators to implementation of outcome measures among physiotherapists in Nepal: A mixed-methods study', Musculoskeletal Science and Practice, 68, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.msksp.2023.102859
    Journal articles | 2023
    Pathak A; Sharma S, 2023, 'Clinimetrics: The Patient-Specific Functional Scale', Journal of Physiotherapy, 69, pp. 126, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jphys.2022.07.001
    Journal articles | 2023
    Rizzo RRN; Wand BM; Leake HB; O'Hagan ET; Bagg MK; Bunzli S; Traeger AC; Gustin SM; Moseley GL; Sharma S; Cashin AG; McAuley JH, 2023, '“My Back is Fit for Movement”: A Qualitative Study Alongside a Randomized Controlled Trial for Chronic Low Back Pain', Journal of Pain, 24, pp. 824 - 839, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jpain.2022.12.009
    Journal articles | 2023
    Sharma S; Birnie KA; Wang S; Fernandes Gomes FI; Gibbs JL; Mittinty MM, 2023, 'The value of the International Association for the Study of Pain to career development: perspectives of trainee and early career members', Pain, 164, pp. S31 - S38, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/j.pain.0000000000003061
    Journal articles | 2023
    Sharma S; Pathak A; Parker R; Costa LOP; Ghai B; Igwesi-Chidobe C; Janwantanakul P; Jesus-Moraleida FRD; Chala MB; Pourahmadi M; Brigs A; Gorgon E; Ardern CL; Khan KM; McAuley JH, 2023, 'How is Low Back Pain Managed in Low-Income and Middle-Income Countries? A Mixed-Methods Study of Experts from 32 Countries', , http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.4600151
    Journal articles | 2023
    Sharma S; Verhagen A; Elkins M; Brismée J-M; Fulk GD; Taradaj J; Steen L; Jette A; Moore A; Stewart A; Hoogenboom BJ; Söderlund A; Harms M; Pinto RZ, 2023, 'Research from low-income and middle-income countries will benefit global health and the physiotherapy profession, but it requires support', Physiotherapy Review, 27, pp. 5 - 12, http://dx.doi.org/10.5114/phr.2023.130203
    Journal articles | 2023
    Sharma S; Verhagen A; Elkins M; Brismée JM; Fulk GD; Taradaj J; Steen L; Jette A; Moore A; Stewart A; Hoogenboom BJ; Söderlund A; Harms M; Pinto RZ, 2023, 'Research From Low-Income and Middle-Income Countries Will Benefit Global Health and the Physiotherapy Profession, but It Requires Support', Physical Therapy, 103, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ptj/pzad081
    Journal articles | 2023
    Sharma S; Verhagen A; Elkins M; Brismée JM; Fulk GD; Taradaj J; Steen L; Jette A; Moore A; Stewart A; Hoogenboom BJ; Söderlund A; Harms M; Pinto RZ, 2023, 'Research from Low-Income and Middle-Income Countries will Benefit Global Health and the Physiotherapy Profession, but it Requires Support', International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy, 18, http://dx.doi.org/10.26603/001C.83948
    Journal articles | 2023
    Sharma S; Verhagen A; Elkins M; Brismée JM; Fulk GD; Taradaj J; Steen L; Jette A; Moore A; Stewart A; Hoogenboom BJ; Söderlund A; Harms M; Pinto RZ, 2023, 'Research from low-income and middle-income countries will benefit global health and the physiotherapy profession, but it requires support', Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy, 27, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bjpt.2023.100530
    Journal articles | 2023
    Sharma S; Verhagen A; Elkins M; Brismée JM; Fulk GD; Taradaj J; Steen L; Jette A; Moore A; Stewart A; Hoogenboom BJ; Söderlund A; Harms M; Pinto RZ, 2023, 'Research from low-income and middle-income countries will benefit global health and the physiotherapy profession, but it requires support', European Journal of Physiotherapy, 25, pp. 238 - 242, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/21679169.2023.2240997
    Journal articles | 2023
    Sharma S; Verhagen A; Elkins M; Brismée JM; Fulk GD; Taradaj J; Steen L; Jette A; Moore A; Stewart A; Hoogenboom BJ; Söderlund A; Harms M; Pinto RZ, 2023, 'Research from low-income and middle-income countries will benefit global health and the physiotherapy profession, but it requires support', Musculoskeletal Science and Practice, 67, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.msksp.2023.102836
    Journal articles | 2023
    Sharma S; Verhagen A; Elkins M; Brismée JM; Fulk GD; Taradaj J; Steen L; Jette A; Moore A; Stewart A; Hoogenboom BJ; Söderlund A; Harms M; Pinto RZ, 2023, 'Research from low-income and middle-income countries will benefit global health and the physiotherapy profession, but it requires support', Physiotherapy (United Kingdom), 121, pp. A1 - A5, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.physio.2023.08.003
    Journal articles | 2023
    Sharma S; Verhagen AP; Elkins M; Brismée J-M; Fulk GD; Taradaj J; Steen L; Jette A; Moore A; Stewart AV; Hoogenboom BJ; Soderland A; Harms M; Pinto RZ, 2023, 'Research from low-income and middle-income countries will benefit global health and the physiotherapy profession, but it requires support', The South African journal of physiotherapy, 79
    Journal articles | 2023
    Sharma S; Verhagen AP; Elkins M; Brismée JM; Fulk GD; Taradaj J; Steen L; Jette A; Moore A; Stewart A; Hoogenboom BJ; Söderlund A; Harms M; Pinto RZ, 2023, 'Research from low-income and middle-income countries will benefit global health and the physiotherapy profession, but it requires support', Journal of Manual and Manipulative Therapy, 31, pp. 305 - 310, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10669817.2023.2253071
    Journal articles | 2023
    Sharma S; Verhagen AP; Elkins M; Brismée JM; Fulk GD; Taradaj J; Steen L; Jette A; Moore A; Stewart AV; Hoogenboom BJ; Soderland A; Harms M; Pinto RZ, 2023, 'Research from low-income and middle-income countries will benefit global health and the physiotherapy profession, but it requires support', South African Journal of Physiotherapy, 79, http://dx.doi.org/10.4102/sajp.v79i1.1957
    Journal articles | 2023
    Sharma S; Wilson R; Pryymachenko Y; Pathak A; Chua J; Gwynne-Jones D; Bennell KL; Metcalf B; Hinman RS; Hunt MA; Lim BW; Abbott JH, 2023, 'Reliability, Validity, Responsiveness, and Minimum Important Change of the Stair Climb Test in Adults With Hip and Knee Osteoarthritis', Arthritis Care and Research, 75, pp. 1147 - 1157, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/acr.24821
    Journal articles | 2023
    Wewege MA; Bagg MK; Jones MD; Ferraro MC; Cashin AG; Rizzo RRN; Leake HB; Hagstrom AD; Sharma S; McLachlan AJ; Maher CG; Day R; Wand BM; O'Connell NE; Nikolakopolou A; Schabrun S; Gustin SM; McAuley JH, 2023, 'Comparative effectiveness and safety of analgesic medicines for adults with acute non-specific low back pain: systematic review and network meta-analysis', BMJ, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj-2022-072962
    Journal articles | 2022
    Abbott JH; Wilson R; Pryymachenko Y; Sharma S; Pathak A; Chua JYY, 2022, 'Economic evaluation: a reader’s guide to studies of cost-effectiveness', Archives of Physiotherapy, 12, pp. 1 - 12, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s40945-022-00154-1
    Journal articles | 2022
    Briggs AM; Jordan JE; Sharma S; Young JJ; Chua J; Foster HE; Haq SA; Huckel Schneider C; Jain A; Joshipura M; Kalla AA; Kopansky-Giles D; March L; Reis FJJ; Reyes KAV; Soriano ER; Slater H, 2022, 'Context and Priorities for Health Systems Strengthening for Pain and Disability in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: A Secondary Qualitative Study and Content Analysis of Health Policies.', Health Policy and Planning, 38, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/heapol/czac061
    Journal articles | 2022
    Eyles JP; Sharma S; Telles RW; Namane M; Hunter DJ; Bowden JL, 2022, 'Implementation of Best-Evidence Osteoarthritis Care: Perspectives on Challenges for, and Opportunities From, Low and Middle-Income Countries', Frontiers in Rehabilitation Sciences, 2, pp. 826765 - 826765, http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fresc.2021.826765
    Journal articles | 2022
    Ferreira-Valente A; Sharma S; Torres S; Smothers Z; Pais-Ribeiro J; Abbott JH; Jensen MP, 2022, 'Correction to: Does Religiosity/Spirituality Play a Role in Function, Pain‑Related Beliefs, and Coping in Patients with Chronic Pain? A Systematic Review (Journal of Religion and Health, (2022), 61, 3, (2331-2385), 10.1007/s10943-019-00914-7)', Journal of Religion and Health, 61, pp. 2386 - 2387, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10943-019-00928-1
    Journal articles | 2022
    Ferreira-Valente A; Sharma S; Torres S; Smothers Z; Pais-Ribeiro J; Abbott JH; Jensen MP, 2022, 'Does Religiosity/Spirituality Play a Role in Function, Pain-Related Beliefs, and Coping in Patients with Chronic Pain? A Systematic Review', Journal of Religion and Health, 61, pp. 2331 - 2385, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10943-019-00914-7
    Journal articles | 2022
    Kc S; Sharma S; Ginn K; Reed D, 2022, 'A comparison between measurement properties of four shoulder-related outcome measures in Nepalese patients with shoulder pain', Quality of Life Research, 31, pp. 1897 - 1906, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11136-022-03080-8
    Journal articles | 2022
    Kobayashi S; Allen K; Bennell K; Bowden JL; Briggs AM; Burgess A; Hinman RS; Holden M; Østerås N; Godaker Risberg MA; Sharma S; van der Esch M; Eyles JP, 2022, 'A Framework to Guide the Development of Health Care Professional Education and Training in Best Evidence Osteoarthritis Care', Clinics in Geriatric Medicine, 38, pp. 361 - 384, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cger.2021.11.008
    Journal articles | 2022
    Moseley AM; Fernández Hernando D; Saragiotto BT; Sharma S; Maharjan E; Elkins MR, 2022, 'The Physiotherapy Evidence Database (PEDro) has better free full-text access than PubMed: An observational study', Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy, 26, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bjpt.2022.100392
    Journal articles | 2022
    Nepal GM; Acharya R; Coppieters MW; Bimali I; Poudel S; Chaudhary B; Sharma S, 2022, 'The physiotherapy workforce in Nepal: A national survey', Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jep.13729
    Journal articles | 2022
    Pathak A; Sharma S, 2022, 'Relevance and applicability of ICF Core Sets for adults with cerebral palsy in low- and middle-income countries', Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology, 64, pp. 533, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/dmcn.15113
    Journal articles | 2022
    Pathak A; Wilson R; Sharma S; Pryymachenko Y; Ribeiro DC; Chua J; Abbott JH, 2022, 'Measurement Properties of the Patient-Specific Functional Scale and Its Current Uses: An Updated Systematic Review of 57 Studies Using COSMIN Guidelines', Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy, 52, pp. 262 - 275, http://dx.doi.org/10.2519/jospt.2022.10727
    Journal articles | 2022
    Reis FJJ; Nijs J; Parker R; Sharma S; Wideman TH, 2022, 'Culture and musculoskeletal pain: strategies, challenges, and future directions to develop culturally sensitive physical therapy care', Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy, 26, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bjpt.2022.100442
    Journal articles | 2022
    Schneider CH; Parambath S; Young JJ; Jain S; Slater H; Sharma S; Kopansky-Giles D; March L; Briggs AM, 2022, 'From Local Action to Global Policy: A Comparative Policy Content Analysis of National Policies to Address Musculoskeletal Health to Inform Global Policy Development', International Journal of Health Policy and Management, http://dx.doi.org/10.34172/ijhpm.2022.7031
    Journal articles | 2022
    Sharma S; Higgins C; Cameron P; Bimali I; Hales TG; Bennett MI; Colvin L; Smith BH, 2022, 'Validation of the Nepali Version of the Self-reported Leeds Assessment of Neuropathic Symptoms and Signs (S-LANSS) in Adults With Chronic Pain and Predominantly Low-literacy Levels', Journal of Pain, 23, pp. 424 - 433, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jpain.2021.09.004
    Journal articles | 2022
    Sharma S; Mcauley JH, 2022, 'Low Back Pain in Low- and Middle-Income Countries, Part 1: The Problem', Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy, 52, pp. 233 - 235, http://dx.doi.org/10.2519/jospt.2022.11145
    Journal articles | 2022
    Solé E; Sharma S; Ferreira-Valente A; Pathak A; Sánchez-Rodríguez E; Jensen MP; Miró J, 2022, 'The Associations between Sleep Disturbance, Psychological Dysfunction, Pain Intensity, and Pain Interference in Children with Chronic Pain', Pain Medicine (United States), 23, pp. 1106 - 1117, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/pm/pnab333
    Journal articles | 2022
    Wilson R; Chua J; Pryymachenko Y; Pathak A; Sharma S; Abbott JH, 2022, 'Prioritizing Healthcare Interventions: A Comparison of Multicriteria Decision Analysis and Cost-Effectiveness Analysis', Value in Health, 25, pp. 268 - 275, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jval.2021.08.008
    Journal articles | 2021
    Briggs AM; Huckel Schneider C; Slater H; Jordan JE; Parambath S; Young JJ; Sharma S; Kopansky-Giles D; Mishrra S; Akesson KE; Ali N; Belton J; Betteridge N; Blyth FM; Brown R; Debere D; Dreinhöfer KE; Finucane L; Foster HE; Gimigliano F; Haldeman S; Haq SA; Horgan B; Jain A; Joshipura M; Kalla AA; Lothe J; Matsuda S; Mobasheri A; Mwaniki L; Nordin MC; Pattison M; Reis FJJ; Soriano ER; Tick H; Waddell J; Wiek D; Woolf AD; March L, 2021, 'Health systems strengthening to arrest the global disability burden: Empirical development of prioritised components for a global strategy for improving musculoskeletal health', BMJ Global Health, 6, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjgh-2021-006045
    Journal articles | 2021
    Briggs AM; Jordan JE; Kopansky-Giles D; Sharma S; March L; Schneider CH; Mishrra S; Young JJ; Slater H, 2021, 'The need for adaptable global guidance in health systems strengthening for musculoskeletal health: a qualitative study of international key informants', Global Health Research and Policy, 6, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s41256-021-00201-7
    Journal articles | 2021
    Ferreira-Valente A; Solé E; Sánchez-Rodríguez E; Sharma S; Pathak A; Jensen MP; Miró J; De La Vega R, 2021, 'Does Pain Acceptance Buffer the Negative Effects of Catastrophizing on Function in Individuals with Chronic Pain?', Clinical Journal of Pain, 37, pp. 339 - 348, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/AJP.0000000000000930
    Journal articles | 2021
    KC S; Sharma S; Ginn K; Reed D, 2021, 'Measurement properties of the Nepali version of the Quick-DASH in patients with shoulder pain', Musculoskeletal Science and Practice, 56, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.msksp.2021.102437
    Journal articles | 2021
    KC S; Sharma S; Ginn KA; Reed D, 2021, 'Measurement properties of translated versions of the Shoulder Pain and Disability Index: A systematic review', Clinical Rehabilitation, 35, pp. 410 - 422, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0269215520963199
    Journal articles | 2021
    King LK; Epstein J; Cross M; Buzzi M; Buttel T; Cembalo SM; Spitz E; Adams CL; Adebajo A; Bennell K; Blanco B; Courage U; Décary S; Gill M; Gill TK; Hajji R; Hinman RS; Jones A; Li LC; Mather K; Mani R; Nasef SI; Oo WM; Østerås N; Otobo TM; Ramiro S; Sharma S; April KT; Touma Z; Whittaker JL; Wluka AE; Grosskleg S; Hunter DJ; Shea B; Hawker GA; Callahan LF; March L; Guillemin F, 2021, 'Endorsement of the domains of knee and hip osteoarthritis (OA) flare: A report from the OMERACT 2020 inaugural virtual consensus vote from the flares in OA working group', Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism, 51, pp. 618 - 622, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.semarthrit.2021.03.010
    Journal articles | 2021
    Lewis JS; Stokes EK; Gojanovic B; Gellatly P; Mbada C; Sharma S; Diener I; O'Sullivan P, 2021, 'Reframing how we care for people with persistent non-traumatic musculoskeletal pain. Suggestions for the rehabilitation community', Physiotherapy (United Kingdom), 112, pp. 143 - 149, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.physio.2021.04.002
    Journal articles | 2021
    Lim WS; Sharma S; Devan H, 2021, 'Physiotherapists’ attitudes towards and challenges of working in a referral-based practice setting–a systematic scoping review', European Journal of Physiotherapy, 23, pp. 332 - 343, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/21679169.2020.1739748
    Journal articles | 2021
    Pathak A; Abbott HJ; Sharma S; Ribeiro DC; Heinemann AW, 2021, 'Content validity of the Brief and Comprehensive ICF Core Sets for common disabling conditions in a developing country', International Journal of Rehabilitation Research, 44, pp. 159 - 165, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/MRR.0000000000000470
    Journal articles | 2021
    Pathak A; Sharma S; Heinemann AW; Stratford PW; Ribeiro DC; Abbott JH, 2021, 'Development and assessment of a verbal response scale for the Patient-Specific Functional Scale (PSFS) in a low-literacy, non-western population', Quality of Life Research, 30, pp. 613 - 628, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11136-020-02640-0
    Journal articles | 2021
    Pryymachenko Y; Wilson R; Sharma S; Pathak A; Abbott JH, 2021, 'Are manual therapy or booster sessions worthwhile in addition to exercise therapy for knee osteoarthritis: Economic evaluation and 2-year follow-up of a randomized controlled trial', Musculoskeletal Science and Practice, 56, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.msksp.2021.102439
    Journal articles | 2021
    Sharma S; Correia H; Pathak A; Terwee CB; Abbott JH; Maharjan R; Sharma S; Sharma J; Maharjan S; Reed D; Jensen MP, 2021, 'Translation and cross-cultural adaptation of Nepali versions of the Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS®) Pain Intensity, Pain Interference, Pain Behavior, Depression, and Sleep Disturbance short forms in chronic musculoskeletal pain', Quality of Life Research, 30, pp. 1215 - 1224, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11136-020-02745-6
    Journal articles | 2021
    Sharma S; Jensen MP, 2021, 'Cross-cultural adaptations of patient-reported outcome measures can be very useful', Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine, 64, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rehab.2019.09.012
    Journal articles | 2021
    Sánchez-Rodríguez E; Ferreira-Valente A; Pathak A; Solé E; Sharma S; Jensen MP; Miró J, 2021, 'The role of perfectionistic self-presentation in pediatric pain', International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18, pp. 1 - 14, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18020591
    Journal articles | 2021
    Toupin-April K; Décary S; de Wit M; Meara A; Barton JL; Fraenkel L; Li LC; Brooks P; Shea B; Stacey D; Légaré F; Lydiatt A; Hofstetter C; Proulx L; Christensen R; Voshaar M; Suarez-Almazor ME; Boonen A; Meade T; March L; Jull JE; Campbell W; Alten R; Morgan EM; Kelly A; Kaufman J; Hill S; Maxwell LJ; Guillemin F; Beaton D; El-Miedany Y; Mittoo S; Westrich Robertson T; Bartlett SJ; Singh JA; Mannion M; Nasef SI; de Souza S; Boel A; Adebajo A; Arnaud L; Gill TK; Moholt E; Burt J; Jayatilleke A; Hmamouchi I; Carrott D; Blanco FJ; Mather K; Maharaj A; Sharma S; Caso F; Fong C; Fernandez AP; Mackie S; Nikiphorou E; Jones A; Greer-Smith R; Sloan VS; Akpabio A; Strand V; Umaefulam V; Monti S; Melburn C; Abaza N; Schultz K; Stones S; Kiwalkar S; Srinivasalu H; Constien D; King LK; Tugwell P, 2021, 'Endorsement of the OMERACT core domain set for shared decision making interventions in rheumatology trials: Results from a multi-stepped consensus-building approach', Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism, 51, pp. 593 - 600, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.semarthrit.2021.03.017
    Journal articles | 2021
    2021, '28th Annual Conference of the International Society for Quality of Life Research.', Qual Life Res, 30, pp. 1 - 177, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11136-021-02976-1
    Journal articles | 2020
    Croft P; Sharma S; Foster NE, 2020, 'Primary care for low back pain: We don't know the half of it', Pain, 161, pp. 663 - 665, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/j.pain.0000000000001752
    Journal articles | 2020
    Hunter DJ; March L; Chew M, 2020, 'Osteoarthritis in 2020 and beyond: a Lancet Commission', LANCET, 396, pp. 1711 - 1712, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(20)32230-3
    Journal articles | 2020
    Nepal GM; Basaula M; Sharma S, 2020, 'Inter-rater reliability of Timed Up and Go test in older adults measured by physiotherapist and caregivers', European Journal of Physiotherapy, 22, pp. 325 - 331, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/21679169.2019.1623313
    Journal articles | 2020
    Pathak A; Sharma S; Jensen MP, 2020, 'Hypnosis for Clinical Pain Management: A Scoping Review of Systematic Reviews', OBM Integrative and Complementary Medicine, 5, http://dx.doi.org/10.21926/obm.icm.2001005
    Journal articles | 2020
    Sharma S; Ferreira-Valente A; Williams ACDC; Abbott JH; Pais-Ribeiro J; Jensen MP, 2020, 'Group differences between countries and between languages in pain-related beliefs, coping, and catastrophizing in chronic pain: A systematic review', Pain Medicine (United States), 21, pp. 1847 - 1862, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/PM/PNZ373
    Journal articles | 2020
    Sharma S; Jha J; Pathak A; Neblett R, 2020, 'Translation, cross-cultural adaptation, and measurement properties of the Nepali version of the central sensitization inventory (CSI)', BMC Neurology, 20, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12883-020-01867-1
    Journal articles | 2019
    Brown P; Zhou Y; Tan AC; El-Esawi MA; Liehr T; Blanck O; Gladue DP; Almeida GMF; Cernava T; Sorzano CO; Yeung AWK; Engel MS; Chandrasekaran AR; Muth T; Staege MS; Daulatabad SV; Widera D; Zhang J; Meule A; Honjo K; Pourret O; Yin CC; Zhang Z; Cascella M; Flegel WA; Goodyear CS; van Raaij MJ; Bukowy-Bieryllo Z; Campana LG; Kurniawan NA; Lalaouna D; Hüttner FJ; Ammerman BA; Ehret F; Cobine PA; Tan EC; Han H; Xia W; McCrum C; Dings RPM; Marinello F; Nilsson H; Nixon B; Voskarides K; Yang L; Costa VD; Bengtsson-Palme J; Bradshaw W; Grimm DG; Kumar N; Martis E; Prieto D; Sabnis SC; Amer SEDR; Liew AWC; Perco P; Rahimi F; Riva G; Zhang C; Devkota HP; Ogami K; Basharat Z; Fierz W; Siebers R; Tan KH; Boehme KA; Brenneisen P; Brown JAL; Dalrymple BP; Harvey DJ; Ng G; Werten S; Bleackley M; Dai Z; Dhariwal R; Gelfer Y; Hartmann MD; Miotla P; Tamaian R; Govender P; Gurney-Champion OJ; Kauppila JH; Zhang X; Echeverría N; Subhash S; Sallmon H; Tofani M; Bae T; Bosch O; Cuív PO; Danchin A; Diouf B; Eerola T; Evangelou E; Filipp F; Klump H; Kurgan L; Smith SS; Terrier O; Tuttle N, 2019, 'Large expert-curated database for benchmarking document similarity detection in biomedical literature search', Database, 2019, pp. 1 - 67, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/database/baz085
    Journal articles | 2019
    Kc S; Sharma S; Ginn K; Almadi T; Reed D, 2019, 'Nepali translation, cross-cultural adaptation and measurement properties of the Shoulder Pain and Disability Index (SPADI)', Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research, 14, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13018-019-1285-8
    Journal articles | 2019
    Kc S; Sharma S; Ginn K; Almadi T; Subedi H; Reed D, 2019, 'Cross-cultural adaptation and measurement properties of the Nepali version of the DASH (disability of arm, shoulder and hand) in patients with shoulder pain', Health and Quality of Life Outcomes, 17, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12955-019-1105-1
    Journal articles | 2019
    Ribeiro DC; Abbott JH; Sharma S; Lamb SE, 2019, 'Process evaluation of complex interventions tested in randomised controlled trials in musculoskeletal disorders: A systematic review protocol', BMJ Open, 9, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2018-028160
    Journal articles | 2019
    Sharma S; Blyth FM; Mishra SR; Briggs AM, 2019, 'Health system strengthening is needed to respond to the burden of pain in low-and middle-income countries and to support healthy ageing', Journal of Global Health, 9, http://dx.doi.org/10.7189/jogh.09.020317
    Journal articles | 2019
    Sharma S; Jensen MP; Moseley GL; Abbott JH, 2019, 'Results of a feasibility randomised clinical trial on pain education for low back pain in Nepal: The Pain Education in Nepal-Low Back Pain (PEN-LBP) feasibility trial', BMJ Open, 9, pp. 1 - 13, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2018-026874
    Journal articles | 2019
    Sharma S; Jensen MP; Pathak A; Sharma S; Pokharel M; Abbott JH, 2019, 'State of clinical pain research in Nepal: A systematic scoping review', Pain Reports, 4, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/PR9.0000000000000788
    Journal articles | 2019
    Sharma S; Traeger AC; Mishra SR; Sharma S; Maher CG, 2019, 'Delivering the right care to people with low back pain in low- and middle-income countries: The case of Nepal', Journal of Global Health, 9, http://dx.doi.org/10.7189/jogh.09.010304
    Journal articles | 2018
    Pathak A; Sharma S; Jensen MP, 2018, 'The utility and validity of pain intensity rating scales for use in developing countries', Pain Reports, 3, pp. 1 - 8, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/PR9.0000000000000672
    Journal articles | 2018
    Sharma S; Abbott JH; Jensen MP, 2018, 'Why clinicians should consider the role of culture in chronic pain', Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy, 22, pp. 345 - 346, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bjpt.2018.07.002
    Journal articles | 2018
    Sharma S; Jensen MP; Moseley GL; Abbott JH, 2018, 'Pain education for patients with non-specific low back pain in Nepal: Protocol of a feasibility randomised clinical trial (PEN-LBP Trial)', BMJ Open, 8, pp. 1 - 13, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2018-022423
    Journal articles | 2018
    Sharma S; Palanchoke J; Haxby Abbott J, 2018, 'Cross-cultural adaptation and validation of the Nepali translation of the patient-specific functional scale', Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy, 48, pp. 659 - 664, http://dx.doi.org/10.2519/jospt.2018.7925
    Journal articles | 2018
    Sharma S; Pathak A; Abbott JH; Jensen MP, 2018, 'Measurement properties of the Nepali version of the Connor Davidson resilience scales in individuals with chronic pain', Health and Quality of Life Outcomes, 16, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12955-018-0884-0
    Journal articles | 2018
    Sharma S; Pathak A; Abbott JH; Maharjan S; Jensen M, 2018, 'Psychometric properties of nepali versions of the connor davidson resilience scales and the pain catastrophising scale in individuals with chronic pain', The Journal of Pain, 19, pp. S59 - S59, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jpain.2017.12.150
    Journal articles | 2018
    Sharma S; Pathak A; Jha J; Jensen MP, 2018, 'Socioeconomic factors, psychological factors, and function in adults with chronic musculoskeletal pain from rural Nepal', Journal of Pain Research, 11, pp. 2385 - 2396, http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/JPR.S173851
    Journal articles | 2018
    Sharma S; Pathak A; Maharjan R; Abbott JH; Correia H; Jensen M, 2018, 'Psychometric properties of nepali versions of PROMIS short from measures of pain intensity, pain interference, pain behaviour, depressions, and sleep disturbance', The Journal of Pain, 19, pp. S59 - S59, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jpain.2017.12.152
    Journal articles | 2018
    Sharma S; Thibault P; Abbott JH; Jensen MP, 2018, 'Clinimetric properties of the nepali version of the pain Catastrophizing scale in individuals with chronic pain', Journal of Pain Research, 11, pp. 265 - 276, http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/JPR.S153061
    Journal articles | 2017
    Sharma S; Palanchoke J; Reed D; Haxby Abbott J, 2017, 'Translation, cross-cultural adaptation and psychometric properties of the Nepali versions of numerical pain rating scale and global rating of change', Health and Quality of Life Outcomes, 15, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12955-017-0812-8
    Journal articles | 2016
    Sharma S; Balthillaya G; Rao R; Mani R, 2016, 'Short term effectiveness of neural sliders and neural tensioners as an adjunct to static stretching of hamstrings on knee extension angle in healthy individuals: A randomized controlled trial', Physical Therapy in Sport, 17, pp. 30 - 37, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ptsp.2015.03.003
    Journal articles | 2016
    Sharma S; Cleland J, 2016, 'Effect of tensioner neural mobilization on the flexibility of contralateral lower extremity', Manual Therapy, 25, pp. e118 - e118, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.math.2016.05.214
    Journal articles | 2016
    Sharma S; Jensen M, 2016, 'The words people use to describe chronic pain: A cross-cultural comparison', JOURNAL OF PAIN, 17, pp. S7 - S7, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jpain.2016.01.028
    Journal articles | 2016
    Sharma S; Nepal GM; Khadgi B; Acharya RS, 2016, 'Physiotherapist's role in a disaster situation- An experience of nepal earthquake 2015', Manual Therapy, 25, pp. e113 - e113, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.math.2016.05.204
    Journal articles | 2016
    Sharma S; Pathak A; Jensen MP, 2016, 'Words that describe chronic musculoskeletal pain: Implications for assessing pain quality across cultures', Journal of Pain Research, 9, pp. 1057 - 1066, http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/JPR.S119212
    Journal articles | 2016
    Sharma S; Shrestha N; Jensen MP, 2016, 'Pain-related factors associated with lost work days in nurses with low back pain: A cross-sectional study', Scandinavian Journal of Pain, 11, pp. 36 - 41, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.sjpain.2015.11.007
    Journal articles | 2015
    Reed D; Shakya NR; Pokhrel S; Sharma S, 2015, 'The Role of Physical Therapists in the Medical Response Team Following a Natural Disaster: Our Experience in Nepal', JOURNAL OF ORTHOPAEDIC & SPORTS PHYSICAL THERAPY, 45, pp. 644 - 646, http://dx.doi.org/10.2519/jospt.2015.0108
    Journal articles | 2015
    Sharma S; Balthillaya G; Danait R; Mani R, 2015, 'Effectiveness of neural sliders and neural tensioners as an adjunct to static stretching on hamstrings flexibility: a randomized controlled trial', Physiotherapy, 101, pp. e1372 - e1372, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.physio.2015.03.1311
  • Conference Papers | 2022
    Briggs A; Woolf A; Schneider CH; Slater H; Jordan J; Parambath S; Young J; Sharma S; Kopansky-Giles D; Mishra S; Akesson K; Dreinhoefer K; Betteridge N; March L, 2022, 'Development of a Global Strategy to Strengthen Health Systems for Prevention and Management of Musculoskeletal Health', in ARTHRITIS & RHEUMATOLOGY, WILEY, pp. 1443 - 1444, https://www.webofscience.com/api/gateway?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000877386501240&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Conference Abstracts | 2021
    Pathak A; Wilson R; Sharma S; Pryymachenko Y; Ribeiro D; Chua J; Abbott H, 2021, 'An updated systematic review on measurement properties of the Patient-Specific Functional Scale', in QUALITY OF LIFE RESEARCH, SPRINGER, Vol. 30, pp. S166 - S166, https://www.webofscience.com/api/gateway?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000712224700362&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Conference Papers | 2020
    Pathak A; Sharma S; Heinemann A; Ribeiro DC; Abbott JH, 2020, 'Adaptation of patient-reported outcome measures in a low-literacy non-western population: an example of the Patient-Specific Functional Scale (PSFS)', in QUALITY OF LIFE RESEARCH, SPRINGER, pp. S60 - S60, https://www.webofscience.com/api/gateway?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000584632700139&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Theses / Dissertations | 2020
    Sharma S, 2020, Improving pain assessment, management, and research in low-income countries: An example of Nepal, http://hdl.handle.net/10523/10165
    Datasets | 2018
    Sharma S; Palanchoke J; Reed D; Abbott JH, 2018, Global Rating of Change--Nepali Version, , http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/t68048-000
    Datasets | 2018
    Sharma S; Palanchoke J; Reed D; Abbott JH, 2018, Numerical Pain Rating Scale--Nepali Version, , http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/t68233-000

2021                         Co-Investigator, Research Grant from the International Association for the Study of Pain to develop pain education resources and train physiotherapists on pain in Nepal, July 2021 [funding: US$ 9900]

2020 - 2022              Fellowship, John J. Bonica Postdoctoral Research Fellowship from the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP), 31st July, 2020 [funding: US$ 100,000]

2020                         University of Otago Publishing Bursary, February – April 2020 [funding: NZ$ 6750]

2019                         Grant, Maurice and Phyllis Paykel Travel Grant to attend Back and Neck Pain Forum to present a paper, 3 – 6 July 2019 [NZ$ 1000 toward travel support and registration]

2019                         Scholarship, North American Pain School (NAPS) Scholarship to attend Pain Training in Montebello, Quebec, Canada; 23 – 28 June 2019 [Can$ 1500]

2018 – 2020             Research Grant(s), Global Challenge Research Funds (x2) from the University of Dundee to collaborate on chronic pain and neuropathic pain research in Nepal [GBP 21,500]

2019                         Travel grant from Pain, Mind, and Movement Special Interest Group of International Association for the Study of Pain to attend and present at Pain Science in Motion Conference on 1 – 2 June 2019, in Savona, Italy [US$ 1000]

2019                         Grant, Pain@Otago (Pain Research theme of University of Otago) Conference travel grant, 7th March 2019 [NZ$1000]

2019                         Conference travel grant from University of Otago to present at the World Physiotherapy Conference, 10 – 13 May 2019 [NZ$ 2000]

2018                         Financial award, International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) to attend World Pain Congress in Boston, the USA; 12 – 16 September 2018 [US$ 1,600 and registration waiver]

2017                         Bursary, World Confederation for Physical Therapy (WCPT) to attend and present papers at World Physical Therapy Congress 2017 in Cape Town, South Africa; 2 – 4 July 2017 [US$ 950 and registration waiver].

2017                         Scholarship, International Federation of Physiotherapy Regulator Authorities (INPTRA) to deliver a talk at INPTRA conference; 30th June and 1st July 2017 in Cape Town, South Africa [US$ 2,500 and registration waiver].

2017 – 2020             The University of Otago Doctoral Research Scholarship to pursue a PhD in Medicine at the Otago Medical School, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand; February 2017 to January 2020 [NZ$ 79,000 in Stipend and NZ$ 29,000 tuition fee scholarship].

2016                         Financial award, International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) to attend World Pain Congress in Yokohama, Japan; 26 – 30 September 2016 [US$ 1,000 and registration waiver]

2016                         Bursary, International Federation of Orthopaedic Manipulative Physical Therapists (IFOMPT), IFOMPT Congress in Glasgow, Scotland; 4th – 8th July 2016 [GBP 2,000 and registration waiver]

2015 – 2019             Developing Countries Collaborative Research Grant, International Association for Study of Pain (IASP); July 2015 – December 2019 [US$ 15,000].

2014                         Bursary, Developing country stipend for attending Cochrane Colloquium in Hyderabad, India, September 2014.

Year 

Award

2022 Early Career Researcher of the Year 2022, School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and Health, UNSW
2022 Paper of the Month, School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and Health, UNSW

2021

Most Promising Emerging Pain Researcher Award from Pain Research Theme at the University of Otago, New Zealand judged by an independent international review team, 9th November 2021.

2020

John J Bonica Postdoctoral Fellowship, International Association for the Study of Pain, Washington DC, USA [US$ 100,000].

2020

Exceptional PhD Thesis Award for “Improving pain assessment, management, and research in low-income countries: An example of Nepal”, at the University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand.

2015  

First Prize, Poster Presentation at Pain Adelaide Conference, Adelaide Convention Centre, Adelaide, Australia, 29 March 2015 [Aus$ 500].

 

                       

                       

                      

As CIA, I led a research program on EQUIP-ALL (Equitable Pain Care - Globally). The program is an outcome of research during and prior to my PhD which was supported by the International Association for the Study of Pain Developing Countries Collaborative Research Grant. I am currently leading an international project to advance low back pain care in low- and middle-income countries by developing Consortium for Low Back Pain in Low- and Middle-Income Countries (LMICs) with >65 members from 35 LMICs. The first paper in the series can be found here (or https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/35536248/).

My Research Supervision

PhD:

  1. Yannick Gilanyi, University of Sydney, Australia
  2. Rinkle Malani, MGM Institute of Health Sciences, India 

MPhil:

Ritu Basnet, Tribhuvan University, Nepal

Masters: 

Riju Maharjan, Mahidol University, Thailand