Research

The Economic Challenges of SLE: Measuring and Mitigating the Impact

Principal Investigator: Ann Clarke, Research Scientist of Rheumatology, MD, MSc.

Many have written about the commonness of SLE (Systemic Lupus Erythematosus) but few have described the economic challenges experienced by these patients and fewer still have documented their lost productivity.

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Providing appropriate rheumatoid arthritis care to First Nations populations

Principle Investigators: Cheryl Barnabe, MD, MSc, FRCPC and Glen Hazlewood, MD, PhD, FRCPC

Evidence based therapies are those shown to give the best results based on evidence from well-designed and conducted research. Treatment of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) with evidence-based therapies prevents joint damage and disability.

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OPAM-IA: A Physical Activity Intervention

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

OPAM-IA is a program that uses Fitbit Flex (wireless physical activity tracker) paired with FitViz (new application), and physical activity counselling to help people with RA and SLE be more physically active safely and at their own pace…

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SuPRA: A Physical Activity Intervention

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

In this study, we will test if a new program can improve physical activity and decrease the sitting time in people with knee osteoarthritis…

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Assessing Meaningful Patient Engagement in Research

Principal Investigator: Clayon Hamilton, PhD. Postdoctoral Research Fellow.

This research will create and test a measurement tool, the Patient Engagement in Research Scale (PEIRS). The PEIRS will assess patients’ perceptions of being meaningfully engaged as Patient Research Partners in health research…

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RESEARCH PROJECT WEBSITES

PRECISION

Preventing Complications from Inflammatory Skin, Joint and Bowel Conditions

IMPAKT-HiP - Preventing Hip Pain

Determining the cause of hip pain and opening the door to preventing hip osteoarthritis

The Star Project

A multi-disease computer simulation model for studying the health of Canadians

The ANSWER Tool

A decision aid for people with early rheumatoid arthritis

Making It Work

Helping people with inflammatory arthritis deal with employment issues

RECENT RESEARCH SUMMARIES

OPAM-IA: A Physical Activity Intervention

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

OPAM-IA is a program that uses Fitbit Flex (wireless physical activity tracker) paired with FitViz (new application), and physical activity counselling to help people with RA and SLE be more physically active safely and at their own pace…

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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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