Research

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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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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Increased Risk of Cardiovascular Complications in People with SARDs

Principal Investigator: Dr. Antonio Aviña-Zubieta, MD, MSc, PhD.

The goal of our study is to determine if people with SARDs have an increased risk of developing complications like heart attack, stroke or venous thromboembolism. Changes in risk of developing these complications over time are also being explored.

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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…

read more

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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