Current Projects

Supporting Physical Activity and Reducing Sedentary Time in Arthritis (SuPRA)
Participants Needed
A study to test whether a new program using an new customizable online monitoring tool can support people with knee osteoarthritis to improve their physical activity.
Principal Investigator: Linda Li
Funded by Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)

 

Effectiveness of Online Physical Activity Monitoring in Inflammatory Arthritis (OPAM-IA): A new model of care
Participants Needed
A study to test whether a new program using a new customizable online monitoring tool can support people with rheumatoid arthritis or lupus to improve their physical activity.
Principal Investigator: Linda Li
Funded by The Arthritis Society

 

Supporting Patient Care with Electronic Resource (SuPER): Efficacy of an online decision aid for patients considering biologic therapy for rheumatoid arthritis
Participants Needed
A randomized control trial evaluating the ANSWER-2 decision aid in helping people to make decisions about starting biologic therapy for rheumatoid arthritis.
Principal Investigator: Linda Li
Funded by Canadian Initiative for Outcomes in Rheumatology cAre (CIORA)

 

Improving Physical Activity Using an Online Monitoring Tool: A New Model of Care for Knee Osteoarthritis (MONITOR-OA)
A study to test whether a new program using an online monitoring tool can support people with knee osteoarthritis to improve their physical activity.
Principal Investigator: Linda Li
Funded by Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute Innovation and Translational Research Award

 

About Us: Developing a How-To Manual to Support Patient Engagement in Research from the Patient Perspective
A study in collaboration with Arthritis Research Canada’s Arthritis Patient Advisory Board to develop a resource that can be used by patients, research teams and organizations to guide meaningful patient engagement in research.
Principal Investigator: Linda Li
Funded by The Vancouver Foundation

 

ANSWER-2: Development of New Biologic Decision Aid Begins
A study to test whether an online tool can help people to make decisions about starting biologic therapy for rheumatoid arthritis.
Principal Investigator: Linda Li
Funded by Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)

 

PAthway To Health (PATH): Fostering culturally appropriate physical activities using digital technology in Indigenous communities
A study to test whether a new program can support communities served by KDC Health to participate in physical activity.
Principal Investigator: Linda Li
Funded by CIHR – PATH is a sub-project of the IMPAKT-HiP study.

 

Arthritis Care in the Digital Age: Understanding the Context and Barriers to Integrating Online Tools to Optimize Physical Activity
A study to understand what affects the use of physical activity monitoring tools in health care
Principal Investigator: Linda Li
Funded by The Arthritis Society

 

Improving Physical Activity Using a Wearable Activity Tracker: Pilot Testing a New Model of Care for Knee Osteoarthritis (TRACK-OA)
A study to test whether a new program that uses wearable activity trackers can support people with knee osteoarthritis to improve their physical activity.
Principal Investigator: Linda Li
Funded by The Arthritis Society, BC & Yukon Division 

 

ICON: Improving Cognitive & Joint Health Network 
A network to develop innovative technologies that can support people to keep their brain and joints healthy.
Principal Investigators: Linda Li, Teresa Liu-Ambrose, John Esdaile, Diane Gromala
Funded by CIHR

 

Investigations of Mobility, Physical Activity, and Knowledge in Hip Pain (IMPAKT-HiP)

A $2.5 million project to examine how the interaction between physical activity and femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) may cause hip pain and how hip osteoarthritis could be prevented.
Principal Investigator: John Esdaile
Funded by CIHR