Participate in Research

Share your views on quality of Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) Care


We are looking for volunteers interested in improving the quality of RA care in Canada!


If you are an RA patient or are involved in RA care (healthcare professionals, clinic managers, and healthcare planners), your input is needed for a CIHR-funded study “Development of a patient-centered balanced scorecard approach to improve quality of care in rheumatoid arthritis patients in Canada” led by principal investigators Drs. Claire Barber and Diane Lacaille.


The study aims to develop a Balanced Scorecard (a type of “report card”) to measure quality of RA care.  In this first phase of the project, we are listening to stakeholder perspectives to shape the vision and structure of the scorecard so it represents all voices. Find out more about the study here. 


We are looking for volunteers who may be willing to participate in a 30-minute interview or a 1.5 – 2 hour in-person focus group.  We are planning to carry out interviews and focus groups from January to March, 2018 including at the Canadian Rheumatology Association (CRA) Annual Scientific Meeting in Vancouver Feb 21-25.




If interested in participating in an interview or focus group please contact the Research Coordinator, Victoria Bohm, at  On behalf of the Research Team, thank you very much for considering!


If you would like to learn more about the Balanced Scorecard project, we are running a workshop at the CRA Meeting on Thursday February 22 11:00 – 12:00.  Please see for registration details.


The University of Calgary Conjoint Health Research Ethics Board has approved this research study. (Ethics ID: REB16-0556).

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