Completed Research

Self-Management Support for Underserved Populations with Arthritis and Co-Morbidities

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

People with chronic diseases and arthritis use self-management support programs and services to improve their health and manage their illnesses. However, these self-management approaches do not meet the needs of people living with arthritis in underserved and vulnerable circumstances in British Columbia.

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Arthritis Wellness Program for Aboriginal People – Haida Gwaii

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

We are partnering with several First Nations communities served by the Old Massett Village Council, Haida Gwaii to develop and evaluate a program to improve wellness in people with arthritis. Unlike other arthritis programs, this project will involve family members and will be relevant to Aboriginal culture.

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Arthritis Wellness Program for Aboriginal People – Kwakiutl District Council

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

We are partnering with several First Nations communities served by the Kwakiutl District Council, Vancouver Island to develop and evaluate a program to improve wellness in people with arthritis. Unlike other arthritis programs, this project will involve family members and will be relevant to Aboriginal culture.

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The use of Case Managers for arthritis care in First Nations communities

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

We are partnering with First Nations communities served by the Old Massett Village Council, Haida Gwaii, British Columbia and Siksika Nation Health Services in Siksika, Alberta. Our objective is to develop and evaluate culturally responsive case manager programs designed to improve wellness in people who have arthritis and other chronic conditions.

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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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One-on-one Education for Family Doctors Improves Care for Rheumatoid Arthritis

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

The objective of this study was to develop and evaluate the effectiveness of an educational intervention specifically targeted at family physicians to inform them of the recent changes in the way RA is treated and provide them with tools to help them implement current treatment guidelines.

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A New Colour-Coded Imaging Method to Diagnose Gout

A New Colour-Coded Imaging Method to Diagnose Gout   Principal Investigator: Hyon Choi -  MD, DrPH, FRCPC. Mary Pack Chair in Rheumatology; Professor of Medicine, Boston University   Why do this research? Gout is a very painful type of arthritis that...

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