Research Study

Effective of Online Physical Activity Monitoring in Inflammatory Arthritis (OPAM-IA): A New Model of Care
Principal Investigator 
Linda Li


Body Locations and Systems 
Closed for Recruitment
Study Start/End 
Sep 1, 2015 to Jun 3, 2020
Arthritis Research Centre of Canada, Mary Pack Arthritis Centre
Jonathan Tam, Research Coordinator
Purpose of Study 

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. This model combines the use of a Fitbit Flex (wireless physical activity tracker) paired with a FitViz application, a group education session, and telephone counselling by a physiotherapist.

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