Participate in Research
Research study participants play a crucial role in arthritis research, and much of the research completed at Arthritis Research Canada is made possible by the generous contribution of time by people like you. There are many opportunities for you to become involved; however, some patients are hesitant because they believe that all research studies are invasive. The truth is that some studies can be as simple as taking a survey, testing an interactive website or having a knee exam. And remember, your privacy and confidentiality are always protected.
Opportunities for you to get involved:
Participants needed: Rheumatoid arthritis care for diverse populations in Canada – supporting changes to better reflect realities
We are working to understand the rheumatoid arthritis care experience for Black Canadians and Canadians with diverse sexual orientation, gender identity and expression. That information will inform how treatment recommendations are put into practice, so that the approaches taken reflect needs and realities.
We’re developing and testing a super app to help people detect knee osteoarthritis, manage their symptoms and stay active.
We’re conducting a study to learn more about the role of family physicians in managing rheumatoid arthritis to identify and address gaps in primary care.
Linking biomechanical and imaging outcomes to better understand the effects of running on knee joint health
Physical activity has been widely recognized as an important treatment approach for knee osteoarthritis (OA); however, little is known about the effects of running with this condition. Previous studies have suggested healthy knee cartilage has the ability to become stronger immediately after running in the short-term, but it remains unclear if unhealthy knee cartilage would react the same.