Participate in Research

recruitmentResearch study participants play a crucial role in arthritis research, and much of the research completed at Arthritis Research Canada is made possible by the generous contribution of time by people like you. There are many opportunities for you to become involved; however, some patients are hesitant because they believe that all research studies are invasive. The truth is that some studies can be as simple as taking a survey, testing an interactive website or having a knee exam. And remember, your privacy and confidentiality are always protected.

 

Opportunities for you to get involved:

 

OPAM-IA: A Physical Activity Intervention

We are inviting you to participate in the OPAM-IA program, which uses Fitbit Flex (wireless physical activity tracker) paired with FitViz (new web application), and physical activity counselling to help people with RA and SLE become physically active in a safe way.

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Employment and Arthritis: Making It Work

Do you have concerns about your arthritis affecting your ability to work? Arthritis is the #1 health condition causing Canadians to stop working. 1 out of 5 people with inflammatory arthritis is forced to stop working within five years of diagnosis. You can reduce your chances of having to stop working by making simple changes at work.

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Knee Osteoarthritis Walking Program

The Motion Analysis and Biofeedback Lab at the University of British Columbia is seeking volunteers with knee osteoarthritis to participate in a study assessing the effect of different walking programs on knee pain, knee joint loading, and overall physical function.

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Virtual Gout Clinic

A study to see if collaborative care between your rheumatologist, a pharmacist, and a dietician, with the use of electronic health technologies can better manage your gout symptoms.

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