Linda Li

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



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

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Ezzat A, Li LC. Occupational Physical Loading Tasks and Knee Osteoarthritis: A Review of the Evidence. Physiotherapy Canada. 66(1):91-107, 2014.


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.


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


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.


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.


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


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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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


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.


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.


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


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.


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


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


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


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


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.


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


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


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


Townsend A, Adam P, Cox SM, Li LC. Everyday ethics and help-seeking in early rheumatoid arthritis. Chronic Illness. 6:163-170, 2010


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.


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.


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.


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.


Townsend A, Cox S, Li LC. Qualitative research ethics: enhancing evidence based practice in physical therapy. Physical Therapy. 90(4):615-628, 2010.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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


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.


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.