The purpose of this study is to examine the safety of running for knee joint health through an assessment of running biomechanics and MRI-derived measures of cartilage composition.
The aim of this study is to develop an on-line eLearning self-management program to help people with osteoarthritis deal with employment issues and stay employed.
SuPRA: Using Wearable Activity Trackers With a New Application to Improve Physical Activity in Knee Osteoarthritis
Physical activity is an essential first-line treatment for patients with knee osteoarthritis (OA). However, only 13% of patients meet the activity recommendation of 150 minutes or more per week. The primary goal of this randomized controlled trial is to assess the efficacy of a Fitbit Flex (a wireless physical activity tracking device) paired with a new application, plus a brief education session and telephone counselling by a physiotherapist (PT), to improve physical activity and reduce sedentary time in patients with knee osteoarthritis.
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The Hip Health Information Project (HHIP) is a study investigating the experiences and perceptions of pre-surgical education to prepare patients with osteoarthritis (OA) of the hip for hip replacement surgery. The purpose of this study is to explore, through focus groups, the barriers and opportunities that exist for improving education programs for OA hip patients.
This proof-of-concept randomized trial evaluates the effectiveness of using an on-line decision aid (ANSWER-2) in the decision making to start or switch biologic therapy in Canadian patients with rheumatoid arthritis.
Being physically active can reduce pain and fatigue, improve mobility and enhance quality of life in people with arthritis, but adherence to an active lifestyle is poor, with less than half of people with arthritis being active. The primary goal of this randomized controlled trial is to assess the efficacy of a physical activity coaching model to improve physical activity participation and reduce sedentary time in patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis and Systemic Lupus Erythematosus.
Study to Demonstrate the Efficacy (Including Inhibition of Structural Damage), Safety and Tolerability up to 2 Years of Secukinumab in Active Psoriatic Arthritis (FUTURE5)
The purpose of this study is to demonstrate efficacy including effect on inhibition of progression of structural damage, safety and tolerability up to 2 years with primary focus at Week 24, to support the use of secukinumab pre-filled syringe (PFS) by subcutaneous (s.c.) self-administration with or without loading regimen in subjects with active Psoriatic Arthritis (PsA) despite current or previous NSAID, DMARD therapy and/or previous anti-TNFα therapy.
Safety and Effectiveness of Cartiva Implant in the Treatment of First CMC Joint Osteoarthritis (GRIP)
This study will evaluate whether Cartiva is an effective treatment for individuals with osteoarthritis of the CMC joint in the hand.
Physical activity is an essential first-line treatment for patients with knee osteoarthritis (OA). However, a 2013 systematic review found only 13% met the activity recommendation of 150 minutes or more per week. The primary goal of this randomized controlled trail is to assess the efficacy of a physical activity counseling model, involving a group education session, the use of Fitbit Flex (a wireless physical activity tracking device), and online/telephone coaching by a physiotherapist (PT), to improve physical activity and reduce sedentary time in patients with knee OA.
Knee osteoarthritis (OA) is a costly health condition affecting more than 10% of Canadian adults. Excessive and unbalanced loads passing through the knee joint have been implicated in the progression of OA. Typical conservative treatment of OA has focused on increasing daily activity, without consideration for the underlying joint loading.
The investigators plan to conduct a randomized controlled trial to evaluate the effectiveness and the cost effectiveness of an on-line eLearning program (entitled Employment and Arthritis: Making it Work) designed to help people with inflammatory arthritis stay employed. The program also includes assessments with 1) an occupational therapist, and 2) a vocational rehabilitation counsellor at the end of the program to help participants identify and obtain necessary changes at work. People from three provinces will be recruited from collaborators' patient and program recipient lists.