Linda Li

Senior Scientist, Clinical Epidemiology, BSc(PT), MSc, PhD, FCAHS



  • Professor, Department of Physical Therapy, University of British Columbia
  • Harold Robinson Chair/Arthritis Society Chair in Arthritic Diseases
  • Canada Research Chair, Patient-oriented Knowledge Translation

Research Interests

  • Models of care in the management of arthritis
  • Development and evaluation of knowledge translation strategies

Dr. Linda Li is a Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy, University of British Columbia. In 2006, she was the first rehabilitation professional appointed as Harold Robinson / Arthritis Society Chair in Arthritic Diseases.

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She completed her Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy at McGill University and Master’s of Science at the University of Western Ontario. She earned a Doctorate in Clinical Epidemiology at the University of Toronto in 2004. Two years later, she completed a CIHR-funded Post-doctoral Fellowship in knowledge translation at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute.


Dr. Li’s research and academic activities focus in two areas: models of care in the management of arthritis, and the development and evaluation of knowledge translation strategies. Her research centres on assessing health service delivery models, and understanding and facilitating the use of evidence by health professionals and patients. Areas of methodological expertise include clinical epidemiology, knowledge translation, clinical trials, and survey design.


As the lead investigator of a randomized controlled trial on the effectiveness of Primary Therapist Model, Dr. Li examined the value of extended roles of physiotherapists and occupational therapists in the management of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The results showed that patients with RA can achieve better clinical outcomes after treatment from a rheumatology-trained primary therapist as compared to a physical therapy and/or occupational therapy generalist. Her research has challenged the thinking around traditional roles of rehabilitation therapists and the discipline-specific model in arthritis care.


Li LC, Sayre, EC, Xie H, Falck RS, Best J, Liu-Ambrose T, Grewal N, Noonan G, Hoens AM, Feehan LM. Efficacy of a community-based technology-enabled physical activity counselling program for people with knee osteoarthritis: a proof-of-concept study. Journal of Medical Internet Research. Accepted. March 2018. PubMed PMID: 29712630. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29712630


Feehan L, Li LC, McKay H. Microstructural bone changes in early rheumatoid arthritis persist over 1-year despite use of disease modifying anti-rheumatoid drug therapy. A 1-year prospective cohort study. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders. PubMed PMID: 29228959. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29228959


Macdonald GG, Townsend AF, Adam P, Li LC, Kerr S, McDonald M, Backman CL. eHealth Technologies, Multimorbidity, and the Office Visit: Qualitative Interview Study on the Perspectives of Physicians and Nurses. Journal of Medical Internal Research. 2018 Jan 26;20(1):e31. PubMed PMID: 29374004. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29374004


Li LC, Feehan LM, Shaw C, Xie H, Sayre EC, Aviña-Zubeita A, Grewal N, Townsend AF, Gromala D, Noonan G, Backman CL. A technology-enabled counselling program versus a delayed treatment control to support physical activity participation in people with inflammatory arthritis: study protocol for the OPAM-IA randomized controlled trial. BMC Rheumatology.


Davis AM, Kennedy D, Wong R, Robarts S, Skou S, McGlasson R, Li LC, Roos E. Cross-cultural Adaptation and Implementation of Good Life with Osteoarthritis in Denmark (GLA:DTM): group education and exercise for hip and knee osteoarthritis is feasible in Canada. Osteoarthritis & Cartilage. 2018 Feb;26(2):211-219. PubMed PMID: 29146385. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29146385


Hamilton CB, Hoens AM, Backman CL, English K, McKinnon AM, McQuitty S, Li LC. An empirically based conceptual framework for fostering meaningful patient engagement in research. Health Expect. 2018 Feb;21(1):396-406. PubMed PMID: 28984405. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28984405


Li LC, Sayre EC, Xie H, Clayton C, Feehan LM. A Community-Based Physical Activity Counselling Program for People With Knee Osteoarthritis: Feasibility and Preliminary Efficacy of the Track-OA Study. JMIR Mhealth Uhealth. 2017 Jun 26;5(6):e86. doi: 10.2196/mhealth.7863. PubMed PMID: 28652228. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28652228


Hamilton CB, Leese JC, Hoens AM, Li LC. Framework for Advancing the Reporting of Patient Engagement in Rheumatology Research Projects. Curr Rheumatol Rep. 2017 Jul;19(7):38. doi: 10.1007/s11926-017-0666-4. Review. PubMed PMID: 28631065. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28631065


Inskip JA, Lauscher HN, Li LC, Dumont GA, Garde A, Ho K, Hoens AM, Road JD, Ryerson CJ, Camp PG. Patient and health care professional perspectives on using telehealth to deliver pulmonary rehabilitation. Chron Respir Dis. 2017 Jan 1:1479972317709643. doi: 10.1177/1479972317709643. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28569116. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28569116


Li LC, Shaw C, Lacaille D, Yacyshyn E, Jones CA, Koehn C, Hoens AM, Geldman J, Sayre EC, Macdonald G, Leese J, Bansback N. Effects of a Web-Based Patient Decision Aid on Biologic and Small Molecule Agents for Rheumatoid Arthritis, ANSWER-2: A Proof-of-Concept Study. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2017 May 23. doi: 10.1002/acr.23287. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28544648. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28544648


Kopec JA, Cibere J, Li LC, Zhang C, Barber M, Qian H, Wong H, Steininger G, Prlic H, Simatovic J, Ratzlaff C, Sayre EC, Ye J, Forster BB, Esdaile JM; IMPAKT-HIP Study Team. Relationship between physical activity and hip pain in persons with and without cam or pincer morphology: a population-based case-control study. Osteoarthritis Cartilage. 2017 Jul;25(7):1055-1061. doi: 10.1016/j.joca.2017.02.795. Epub 2017 Feb 20. PubMed PMID: 28219714. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28219714


Gianola S, Frigerio P, Agostini M, Bolotta R, Castellini G, Corbetta D, Gasparini M, Gozzer P, Guariento E, Li LC, Pecoraro V, Sirtori V, Turolla A, Andreano A, Moja L. Completeness of Outcomes Description Reported in Low Back Pain Rehabilitation Interventions: A Survey of 185 Randomized Trials. Physiother Can. 2016;68(3):267-274. PubMed PMID: 27909376; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5125456. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27909376


Feehan LM, Goldsmith CH, Leung AY, Li LC. SenseWearMini and Actigraph GT3X Accelerometer Classification of Observed Sedentary and Light-Intensity Physical Activities in a Laboratory Setting. Physiother Can. 2016;68(2):116-123. PubMed PMID: 27909358; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5125482. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27909358


Davis JC, Hsu CL, Cheung W, Brasher PM, Li LC, Khan KM, Sykes J, Skelton DA, Liu-Ambrose T. Can the Otago falls prevention program be delivered by video? A feasibility study. BMJ Open Sport Exerc Med. 2016 Feb 4;2(1):e000059. eCollection PubMed PMID: 27900151; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5117025. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27900151


Slater H, Dear BF, Merolli MA, Li LC, Briggs AM. Use of eHealth technologies to enable the implementation of musculoskeletal Models of Care: Evidence and practice. Best Pract Res Clin Rheumatol. 2016 Jun;30(3):483-502. doi: 10.1016/j.berh.2016.08.006. Review. PubMed PMID: 27886943. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27886943


Cott CA, Davis AM, Badley EM, Wong R, Canizares M, Li LC, Jones A, Brooks S, Ahlwalia V, Hawker G, Jaglal S, Landry M, MacKay C, Mosher D. Commonalities and differences in the implementation of models of care for arthritis: key informant interviews from Canada. BMC Health Serv Res. 2016 Aug 19;16(1):415. doi: 10.1186/s12913-016-1634-9. PubMed PMID: 27543108; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4992288. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27543108


Sibley K, Li L, Abbott JH. Increasing the Impact of Peer-Reviewed Publications Through Tailored Dissemination Strategies: Perspectives for Practice Feature in JOSPT. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2016 Jul;46(7):500-1. doi: 10.2519/jospt.2016.0110. PubMed PMID: 27363569. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27363569


Guo Y, Kopec JA, Cibere J, Li LC, Goldsmith CH. Population Survey Features and Response Rates: A Randomized Experiment. Am J Public Health. 2016 Aug;106(8):1422-6. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2016.303198. Epub 2016 May 19. PubMed PMID: 27196650. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27196650


Davis AM, Palaganas M, Li LC. Public opinion on community-based education and exercise programs for managing hip and knee osteoarthritis-like symptoms: results of a survey. Patient Prefer Adherence. 2016 Mar 9;10:283-90. doi: 10.2147/PPA.S101717. eCollection 2016. PubMed PMID: 27022250; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4790486. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27022250


Gianola S, Castellini G, Agostini M, Bolotta R, Corbetta D, Frigerio P, Gasparini M, Gozzer P, Guariento E, Li LC, Pecoraro V, Sirtori V, Turolla A, Andreano A, Moja L. Reporting of Rehabilitation Intervention for Low Back Pain in Randomized Controlled Trials: Is the Treatment Fully Replicable? Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2016 Mar;41(5):412-8. doi: 10.1097/BRS.0000000000001290. Review. PubMed PMID: 26926164. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26926164


Zhang C, Li L, Forster BB, Kopec JA, Ratzlaff C, Halai L, Cibere J, Esdaile JM. Femoroacetabular impingement and osteoarthritis of the hip. Can Fam Physician. 2015 Dec;61(12):1055-60. PubMed PMID: 26668284; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4677941. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26668284


Ratzlaff C, Zhang C, Korzan J, Josey L, Wong H, Cibere J, Prlic HM, Kopec JA, Esdaile JM, Li LC, Barber M, Forster BB. The validity of a non-radiologist reader in identifying cam and pincer femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) using plain radiography. Rheumatol Int. 2016 Mar;36(3):371-6. doi: 10.1007/s00296-015-3361-7. Epub 2015 Oct 3. PubMed PMID: 26433895. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26433895


Li L. Introduction to the ICBEB Special Focus. Hum Vaccin Immunother. 2015;11(11):2640. doi: 10.1080/21645515.2015.1083662. PubMed PMID: 26359800; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4685697. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26359800


Clayton C, Feehan L, Goldsmith CH, Miller WC, Grewal N, Ye J, Yoo JY, Li LC. Feasibility and preliminary efficacy of a physical activity counseling intervention using Fitbit in people with knee osteoarthritis: the TRACK-OA study protocol. Pilot Feasibility Stud. 2015 Aug 22;1:30. eCollection 2015. PubMed PMID: 27965808; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5153859. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27965808


Agha A, Liu-Ambrose TY, Backman CL, Leese J, Li LC. Understanding the Experiences of Rural Community-Dwelling Older Adults in Using a New DVD-Delivered Otago Exercise Program: A Qualitative Study. Interact J Med Res. 2015 Aug 13;4(3):e17. doi: 10.2196/ijmr.4257. PubMed PMID: 26272163; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4705014. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26272163


Davis JC, Bryan S, Best JR, Li LC, Hsu CL, Gomez C, Vertes KA, Liu-Ambrose T. Mobility predicts change in older adults’ health-related quality of life: evidence from a Vancouver falls prevention prospective cohort study. Health Qual Life Outcomes. 2015 Jul 15;13:101. doi: 10.1186/s12955-015-0299-0. PubMed PMID: 26168922; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4501103. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26168922


Davis JC, Bryan S, Li LC, Best JR, Hsu CL, Gomez C, Vertes KA, Liu-Ambrose T. Mobility and cognition are associated with wellbeing and health related quality of life among older adults: a cross-sectional analysis of the Vancouver Falls Prevention Cohort. BMC Geriatr. 2015 Jul 5;15:75. doi: 10.1186/s12877-015-0076-2. PubMed PMID: 26142897; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4491415. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26142897


Townsend A, Leese J, Adam P, McDonald M, Li LC, Kerr S, Backman CL. eHealth, Participatory Medicine, and Ethical Care: A Focus Group Study of Patients’ and Health Care Providers’ Use of Health-Related Internet Information. J Med Internet Res. 2015 Jun 22;17(6):e155. doi: 10.2196/jmir.3792. PubMed PMID: 26099267; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4526955. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26099267


Westby MD, Klemm A, Li LC, Jones CA. Emerging Role of Quality Indicators in Physical Therapist Practice and Health Service Delivery. Phys Ther. 2016 Jan;96(1):90-100. doi: 10.2522/ptj.20150106. Epub 2015 Jun 18. PubMed PMID: 26089040; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4706598. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26089040


Zong JY, Leese J, Klemm A, Sayre EC, Memetovic J, Esdaile JM, Li LC. Rheumatologists’ Views and Perceived Barriers to Using Patient Decision Aids in Clinical Practice. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2015 Oct;67(10):1463-70. doi: 10.1002/acr.22605. PubMed PMID: 25941019. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25941019


Toupin-April K, Barton J, Fraenkel L, Li L, Grandpierre V, Guillemin F, Rader T, Stacey D, Légaré F, Jull J, Petkovic J, Scholte-Voshaar M, Welch V, Lyddiatt A, Hofstetter C, De Wit M, March L, Meade T, Christensen R, Gaujoux-Viala C, Suarez-Almazor ME, Boonen A, Pohl C, Martin R, Tugwell PS. Development of a Draft Core Set of Domains for Measuring Shared Decision Making in Osteoarthritis: An OMERACT Working Group on Shared Decision Making. J Rheumatol. 2015 Dec;42(12):2442-7. doi: 10.3899/jrheum.141205. Epub 2015 Apr 15. Review. PubMed PMID: 25877502; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4607553. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25877502


Davis JC, Best JR, Bryan S, Li LC, Hsu CL, Gomez C, Vertes K, Liu-Ambrose T. Mobility Is a Key Predictor of Change in Well-Being Among Older Adults Who Experience Falls: Evidence From the Vancouver Falls Prevention Clinic Cohort. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2015 Sep;96(9):1634-40. doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2015.02.033. Epub 2015 Apr 8. PubMed PMID: 25862255; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4554765. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25862255


Li LC, van der Wees PJ. “Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do”. Phys Ther. 2015 Apr;95(4):486-91. doi: 10.2522/ptj.2015.95.4.486. PubMed PMID: 25838454. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25838454


Tatla SK, Shirzad N, Lohse KR, Virji-Babul N, Hoens AM, Holsti L, Li LC, Miller KJ, Lam MY, Van der Loos HF. Therapists’ perceptions of social media and video game technologies in upper limb rehabilitation. JMIR Serious Games. 2015 Mar 10;3(1):e2. doi: 10.2196/games.3401. PubMed PMID: 25759148; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4373832. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25759148


Ezzat AM, MacPherson K, Leese J, Li LC. The effects of interventions to increase exercise adherence in people with arthritis: a systematic review. Musculoskeletal Care. 2015 Mar;13(1):1-18. doi: 10.1002/msc.1084. Epub 2014 Nov 5. Review. PubMed PMID: 25752931. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25752931


Speerin R, Slater H, Li L, Moore K, Chan M, Dreinhöfer K, Ebeling PR, Willcock S, Briggs AM. Moving from evidence to practice: Models of care for the prevention and management of musculoskeletal conditions. Best Pract Res Clin Rheumatol. 2014 Jun;28(3):479-515. doi: 10.1016/j.berh.2014.07.001. Epub 2014 Aug 16. Review. PubMed PMID: 25481427. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25481427


Guillemin F, Carruthers E, Li LC. Determinants of MSK health and disability–social determinants of inequities in MSK health. Best Pract Res Clin Rheumatol. 2014 Jun;28(3):411-33. doi: 10.1016/j.berh.2014.08.001. Epub 2014 Sep 8. Review. PubMed PMID: 25481424. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25481424


Li L. Clinician’s Commentary on Winter Di Cola et al.(1.). Physiother Can. 2014 Summer;66(3):272-3. doi: 10.3138/ptc.2012-66-CC. PubMed PMID: 25125780; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4130405. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25125780


Hoens AM, Li LC. The Knowledge Broker’s “Fit” in the World of Knowledge Translation. Physiother Can. 2014 Summer;66(3):223-7. doi: 10.3138/ptc.66.3.GEE. English, French. PubMed PMID: 25125774; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4130398. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25125774


Bansback N, Li LC, Lynd L, Bryan S. Development and preliminary user testing of the DCIDA (Dynamic computer interactive decision application) for ‘nudging’ patients towards high quality decisions. BMC Med Inform Decis Mak. 2014 Aug 1;14:62. doi: 10.1186/1472-6947-14-62. PubMed PMID: 25084808; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4130126. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25084808


Carruthers EC, Rogers P, Backman CL, Goldsmith CH, Gignac MA, Marra C, Village J, Li LC, Esdaile JM, Lacaille D. “Employment and arthritis: making it work” a randomized controlled trial evaluating an online program to help people with inflammatory arthritis maintain employment (study protocol). BMC Med Inform Decis Mak. 2014 Jul 21;14:59. doi: 10.1186/1472-6947-14-59. PubMed PMID: 25043631; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4123503. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25043631


Bansback N, Li LC, Lynd L, Bryan S. Exploiting order effects to improve the quality of decisions. Patient Educ Couns. 2014 Aug;96(2):197-203. doi: 10.1016/j.pec.2014.05.021. Epub 2014 Jun 9. PubMed PMID: 24961445. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24961445


Ezzat AM, Li LC. Occupational physical loading tasks and knee osteoarthritis: a review of the evidence. Physiother Can. 2014 Winter;66(1):91-107. doi: 10.3138/ptc.2012-45BC. PubMed PMID: 24719516; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3941140. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24719516


Li LC, Adam PM, Backman CL, Lineker S, Jones CA, Lacaille D, Townsend AF, Yacyshyn E, Yousefi C, Tugwell P, Leese J, Stacey D. Proof-of-concept study of a Web-based methotrexate decision aid for patients with rheumatoid arthritis. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2014 Oct;66(10):1472-81. doi: 10.1002/acr.22319. PubMed PMID: 24623617. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24623617


Townsend A, Backman CL, Adam P, Li LC. Women’s accounts of help-seeking in early rheumatoid arthritis from symptom onset to diagnosis. Chronic Illn. 2014 Dec;10(4):259-72. doi: 10.1177/1742395314520769. Epub 2014 Feb 24. PubMed PMID: 24567194. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24567194


Roots RK, Brown H, Bainbridge L, Li LC. Rural rehabilitation practice: perspectives of occupational therapists and physical therapists in British Columbia, Canada. Rural Remote Health. 2014;14:2506. Epub 2014 Feb 17. PubMed PMID: 24528153. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24528153


Townsend A, Backman CL, Adam P, Li LC. Women’s accounts of help-seeking in early rheumatoid arthritis from symptom onset to diagnosis. Chronic Illness. 10(4):259-272, 2014. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24567194


Ezzat A, Li LC. Occupational Physical Loading Tasks and Knee Osteoarthritis: A Review of the Evidence. Physiotherapy Canada. 66(1):91-107, 2014. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24719516


Feehan L, Buie H, Li LC, McKay H. A customized protocol to assess bone quality in the metacarpal head, metacarpal shaft and distal radius: A high resolution peripheral quantitative computed tomography precision study. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders. 14:367, DOI: 10.1186/1471-2474-14-367, 2013. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24364867


Woo J, Chen J, Ghanavati V, Lam R, Mundy N, Li LC. Effectiveness of cellular phone-based interventions for weight loss in overweight and obese adults: A systematic review. Orthopaedics and Muscular System, 3:1, DOI: 10.4172/2161-0533.1000141, 2013 https://www.omicsonline.org/open-access/effectiveness-of-cellular-phonebased-interventions-for-weight-loss-in-overweight-and-obese-adults-a-systematic-review-2161-0533-3-141.php?aid=22086


Li LC, Adam PM, Townsend AF, Lacaille D, Yousefi C, Stacey D, Gromala D, Shaw CD, Tugwell P, Backman CL. Usability testing of ANSWER: A web-based methotrexate decision aid for patients with rheumatoid arthritis. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making. 13:131, DOI: 10.1186/1472-6947-13-131, 2013. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24289731


Hoffman AS, Volk RJ, Saarimaki A, Stirling C, Li LC, Härter M, Kamath GR, Llewellyn-Thomas H. Delivering patient decision aids using the internet: Definitions, theories, current evidence and emerging research areas. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making. 13(Suppl 3):13, DOI: 10.1186/1472-6947-13-S2-S13, 2013. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24625064


Glanola SE, Gasparini, M, Agostini,M, Castellini G, Corbetta, D, Gozzer P, Li LC, Sirtori V, Taricco M, Tetzlaff JM, Turolla A, Moher D, Moja L. Survey of the Reporting Characteristics of Systematic Reviews in Rehabilitation. Physical Therapy. 93(11):1456-1466, 2013 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23744458


Sweeney K, Grubisic M, Marra C, Kendall R, Li LC, Lynd L. Comparison of HRQL between unicompartmental knee arthroplasty and total knee arthroplasty for the treatment of osteoarthritis. Journal of Arthroplasty. 28 (9 Suppl):187-190, 2013 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23850408


Townsend A, Adam P, Li LC, McDonald M, Backman CL. Exploring e-health ethics and multi-morbidity: Protocol for an interview and focus group study of patient and health care provider views and experiences of using digital media for health purposes. JMIR Research Protocol. 2(2):e38, DOI: 10.2196/resprot.2732, 2013. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24135260


Li LC, Brooks S, Cibere J, Crooks VA, Jones CA, Kopec JA, Lear SA, Pencharz J, Rhodes RE, Esdaile JM. Capitalizing on the teachable moment: Osteoarthritis Physical Activity & Exercise Net for improving physical activity in early knee osteoarthritis. JMIR Research Protocols. 2(1):e17, DOI: 10.2196/resprot.2553, 2013. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23659903


Ezzat A, Cibere J, Koehoorn M, Li LC. Association between cumulative joint loading from occupational activities is associated with knee osteoarthritis. Arthritis Care & Research. 65(10):1634-1642, 2013. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23609965


Ratzlaff C, Simatovic, J, Wong H, Li LC, Ezzat E, Esdaile J, Langford DP, Kennedy C, Embley P, Caves DF, Hopkins T, Cibere J. Reliability of hip examination tests for femoroacetabular impingement (FAI). Arthritis Care and Research. 65(10):1690-1696, 2013. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23609994


Li LC, Cott C, Jones CA, Badley EM, Davis AM, PEOPLE Meeting Participants. Improving primary health care in chronic musculoskeletal conditions through digital media: the PEOPLE Meeting. JMIR Research Protocols. 2(1):e13, DOI: 10.2196/resprot.2267, 2013. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23612113


Townsend A, Backman CL, Adam P, Li LC. A qualitative interview study: patient accounts of medication use in early rheumatoid arthritis from symptom onset to early postdiagnosis. BMJ Open. 3:e002164, DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2012-002164, 2013. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23408077


Roots RK, Li LC. Recruitment and retention of occupational therapists and physiotherapists in rural regions: A meta-synthesis. BMC Health Services Research. 13:59, DOI: 10.1186/1472-6963-13-59, 2013 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23402304


Hickey AJ, Weegar K, Kadulina Y, Gagnon S, Marshall S, Myers A, Tuokko H, Bedard M, Gelinas I, Man-Son-Hing M, Mazer B, Naglie G, Porter M, Rapoport M, Vrkljan B, the Candrive Research Team (Li LC is listed under the group authorship).The impact of subclinical sleep problems on self-reported driving patterns and perceived driving abilities in a cohort of active older drivers. Accident Analysis and Prevention. 61:296-303, 2013. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23510800


Li LC, Townsend A, Badley EM. Self-management interventions in the digital age: New approaches to support people with rheumatologic conditions. Ballière’s Best Practice & Research: Clinical Rheumatology. 26(3):321-333, 2012. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22867929


Simms AM, Li LC, Geddes L, Brooks D, Hoens A, Reid WD. Impact of a behavioral-based intervention on inspiratory muscle training prescription by a multidisciplinary team. Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions. 32(2):116-125, 2012 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22733639


Hurkmans EJ, Li LC, Verhoef J, Vliet Vlieland TPM. Physical therapists’ management of rheumatoid arthritis: Results of a Dutch survey. Musculoskeletal Care. 10(3):142-148, 2012. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22496051


McDonald H, Dietrich T, Townsend A, Li LC, Cox S, Backman CL. Exploring occupational disruption among women after onset of rheumatoid arthritis. Arthritis Care & Research. 64(2):197-205, 2012 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22006430


Townsend A, Amarsi Z, Backman CL, Cox S, Li LC. Communications between volunteers and health researchers during recruitment and informed consent: qualitative content analysis of email interactions. Journal of Medical Internet Research. 13(4):e84, DOI: 10.2196/jmir.1752, 2011 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21997713


Li LC, Sayre EC, Kopec J, Esdaile J, Bar S, Cibere J. Quality of non-pharmacological care for people with osteoarthritis in the community. Journal of Rheumatology. 38(10):2230-2237, 2011 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21807776


Hurkmans EJ, Jones A, Li LC, Vliet Vlieland TPM. Quality appraisal of clinical practice guidelines of the use of physiotherapy in rheumatoid arthritis: a systematic review. Rheumatology. 50(10):1879-1888, 2011 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21743086


Simms AM, Li LC, Reid WD. Development of a theory-based intervention to increase prescription of inspiratory muscle training by health professionals in the management of people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Physiotherapy Canada. 63(3):315-323, 2011. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22654237


Sillem H, Backman CL, Miller WT, Li LC. Comparison of two carpometacarpal stabilizing splints for individuals with thumb osteoarthritis. Journal of Hand Therapy. 24(3):216-226, 2011 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21420278


Feehan LM, Beck CA, Harris SR, MacIntyre DL, Li LC. Exercise prescription after fragility fracture in older adults: a scoping review. Osteoporosis International. 22(5):1289-1322, 2011 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20967425


Borkhoff C, Wieland M, Myasoedova E, Ahmad Z, Welch V, Hawker GA, Li LC, Buchbinder R, Ueffing E, Beaton D, Cardiel MH, Gabriel S, Guillemin F, Adebajo AO, Bombardier C, Hajjaj-Hassouni N, Tugwell P. Reaching those most in need: A scoping review of interventions to improve health care quality for disadvantaged populations with osteoarthritis. Arthritis Care & Research. 63(1):39-52, 2011 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20842715


Townsend A, Adam P, Cox SM, Li LC. Everyday ethics and help-seeking in early rheumatoid arthritis. Chronic Illness. 6:163-170, 2010 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20610465


Ho K, Jarvis-Selinger S, Norman CD, Li LC, Olatunbosun T, Cressman C, Nguyan A. Electronic communities of practice: guidelines from a project. Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions. 30(2):139-143, 2010. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20564704


Sayre EC, Li LC, Kopec JA, Esdaile JM, Bar S, Cibere J. The effect of disease site (knee, hip, hand, foot, lower back or neck) on employment reduction due to osteoarthritis. PLoS One. 5(5): e10470, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0010470, 2010. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20454665


Vrkljan BH, Cranney A, Worswick J, O’Donnell S, Li LC, Gelinas I, Byszewski A, Man-Son-Hing M, Marshall S. Supporting safe driving with arthritis: developing a driving toolkit for clinical practice and consumer use. American Journal of Occupational Therapy. 64(2):259-267, 2010. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20437913


Li LC, Hurkmans EJ, Sayre EC, Vliet Vlieland T. Continuing professional development is associated with increasing physical therapists’ roles in arthritis management in Canada and The Netherlands. Physical Therapy. 90(4):629-642, 2010. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20203095


Townsend A, Cox S, Li LC. Qualitative research ethics: enhancing evidence based practice in physical therapy. Physical Therapy. 90(4):615-628, 2010. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20203093


van Hulst TC, Creemers MCW, Fransen J, Li LC, Grol R, Hulscher MEJL, van Riel PLCM. How to improve DAS28 use in daily clinical practice? A pilot study of a nurse-led intervention. Rheumatology. 49(4):741-748, 2010. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20083537


O’Donnell S, Li LC, King J, Finn H, Lauzon C, Vliet Vlieland T. Development of a framework for reporting health service models for managing rheumatoid arthritis. Clinical Rheumatology. 29(2):151-165, 2010. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19865842


Vliet Vlieland TPM, Li LC. Rehabilitation in rheumatoid arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis: differences and similarities. Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology. 27(4Suppl 55):S171-8, 2009. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19822068


Li LC, Adam P, Townsend AF, Stacey D, Lacaille D, Cox S, McGowan J, Tugwell P, Sinclair G, Ho K, Backman CL. Improving healthcare consumer effectiveness: an animated, self-serve, web-based research tool (ANSWER) for people with early rheumatoid arthritis. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making. 9:40, DOI: 10.1186/1472-6947-9-40, 2009. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19695086


Li LC, Moja L, Romero A, Sayre EC, Grimshaw JM. Nonrandomized quality improvement intervention trials might overstate the strength of causal inference of their findings. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology. 62(9):959-966, 2009. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19211223


Li LC, Westby WD, Sutton E, Thompson M, Sayre EC, Casimiro L. Canadian physiotherapists’ views on certification, specialisation, extended role practice, and entry-level training in rheumatology. BMC Health Services Research. 9:88, DOI: 10.1186/1472-6963-9-88, 2009. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19490639


Li LC, Grimshaw JM, Nielsen CP, Judd M, Coyte PC, Graham ID. The use of communities of practice in business and health care sectors: a systematic review. Implementation Science. 4:27, DOI: 10.1186/1748-5908-4-27, 2009 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19445723


Li LC, Grimshaw JM, Nielsen CP, Judd M, Coyte PC, Graham ID. Evolution of Wenger’s concept of community of practice. Implementation Science. 4:11, DOI: 10.1186/1748-5908-4-11, 2009. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19250556


Li LC, Badley EM, MacKay C, Mosher D, Jamal S, Jones A, Bombardier C. An evidence-informed, integrated framework for rheumatoid arthritis care. Arthritis & Rheumatism (Arthritis Care & Research) 59(8):1171-1183, 2008. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18668611