Tamara's Story...

I know I look young. It’s something I’ve been told all of my life. But when you look at my hands they look like the hands of an elderly person. I was diagnosed with Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis at just six years of age. I believe in arthritis research as the path to a better life. This is my story…

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Tamara's Story...

 

I know I look young. It’s something I’ve been told all of my life. But when you look at my hands they look like the hands of an elderly person. I was diagnosed with Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis at just six years of age. I believe in arthritis research as the path to a better life. This is my story…

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ROAR 2016

Reaching Out with Arthritis Research

 

Action on Arthritis: Steps to a better you

Presentation Videos and Slides

Tamara's Story...

I know I look young. It’s something I’ve been told all of my life. But when you look at my hands they look like the hands of an elderly person. I was diagnosed with Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis at just six years of age. I believe in arthritis research as the path to a better life. This is my story…

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ROAR 2016

Reaching Out with Arthritis Research
Action on Arthritis: Steps to a better you

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OUR LATEST RESEARCH

It IS About Us

Co-Principal Investigators: Linda Li, Professor, Physical Therapy, University of British Columbia and Jenny Leese, PhD Student, Physical Therapy, University of British Columbia

The It IS About Us project is jointly designed by Arthritis Research Canada’s Arthritis Patient Advisory Board (APAB) and health researchers who have experience in engaging with patients in research.

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PRECISION: Preventing Complications from Inflammatory Skin, Joint and Bowel Conditions

Principal Investigator: John Esdaile, MD, MPH, FRCPC, FCAHS, Scientific Director

People with inflammatory diseases of the skin, joint, or bowel have better treatment options for managing their disease than ever before. They are now more likely to die from complications of the disease than the disease itself. With more knowledge on what causes complications and how to reduce them, we believe prevention is possible.

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Track OA: Improving physical activity using a wearable activity tracker: pilot testing a new model of care for knee osteoarthritis

Principal Investigator: Linda Li, Senior Research Scientist of Clinical Epidemiology, BSc(PT), MSc, PhD

We will examine factors that can influence arthritis patients’ use of these tools from the perspectives of patients, health professionals, and health care decision makers. This study takes an important step forward in discovering how people with arthritis could use these tools with their health professionals to support their physical activity.

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Work Productivity Study

Principal Investigator: Diane Lacaille, Senior Research Scientist of Rheumatoloy, MD, MHSc, FRCPC.

This study aims to find out which questionnaire best captures the impact of arthritis on a person’s ability to perform their job, so we can find out which one is the best to use in clinical studies and trials evaluating the effectiveness of medications or other interventions on a person’s ability to work.

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Reducing Cognitive Impairment and Improving Joint health in Older Adults

Principal Investigators: Linda Li, Senior Research Scientist of Clinical Epidemiology, BSc(PT), MSc, PhD.

This study will develop and test tools to improve the use of effective prevention and treatment by the public. Additionally, we will evaluate implementation strategies and train the next generation of researchers to incorporate digital media in delivering health information.

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Access and Utilization of Healthcare for Rheumatoid Arthritis in Aboriginal People in Alberta

Access to health services is a determinant of population health and is known to be reduced for a variety of specialist services for Indigenous populations in Canada. With arthritis being the most common chronic condition experienced by Aboriginal populations and causing high levels of disability, it is critical to resolve access disparities through an understanding of barriers and facilitators to care.

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The Arthritis Health Journal: An Online Tool for People with Rheumatoid Arthritis

Principal Investigators: Diane Lacaille, Senior Research Scientist of Rheumatoloy, MD, MHSc, FRCPC and Paul Adam, MSW.

The Arthritis Health Journal was developed to help patients monitor their symptoms, track their disease activity, and develop actions plans with their rheumatologists that will help them manage their rheumatoid arthritis. This online tool can provide early warning when targets are not being met so that treatment can be modified as needed.

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MEET THE TEAM

John Esdaile

John Esdaile

Scientific Director, MD, MPH, FRCPC, FCAHS

Daniel Parlow

Daniel Parlow

Board of Directors Chair

Shauneen Kellner

Shauneen Kellner

Executive Director

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