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Internet-Based Implementation of Non-Pharmacological Interventions of the "People Getting a Grip on Arthritis" Educational Program: An International Online Knowledge Translation Randomized Controlled Trial Design Protocol

Lucie Brosseau, George Wells, Sydney Brooks-Lineker, Kim Bennell, Cathie Sherrington, Andrew Briggs, Daina Sturnieks, Judy King, Roanne Thomas, Mary Egan, Laurianne Loew, Gino De Angelis, Lynn Casimiro, Karine Toupin April, Sabrina Cavallo, Mary Bell, Rukhsana Ahmed, Doug Coyle, Stephane Poitras, Christine Smith Show all



BACKGROUND: Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) affects 2.1% of the Australian population (1.5% males; 2.6% females), with the highest prevalence from ages 55 to over 75 years (4.4-6.1%). In Canada, RA affects approximately 0.9% of adults, and within 30 years that is expected to increase to 1.3%. With an aging population and a greater number of individuals with modifiable risk factors for chronic diseases, such as arthritis, there is an urgent need for co-care management of arthritic conditions. The increasing trend and present shifts in the health services and policy sectors suggest that digital information delivery is becoming more prominent. Therefore, it is necessary to further investigate the use..

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Awarded by Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR)

Awarded by CIHR

Awarded by Arthritis Society for a Knowledge Translation/Networking Grant

Funding Acknowledgements

The authors thank the University of Ottawa Research Chair Award for graduate students salary support, the Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) for the funding obtained for the two pilot studies on Facebook conducted in Canada (CIHR # KTB-248028), as well as in Australia (Arthritis New South Wales Foundation) and for planning grants (CIHR # KPE-290576 & CIHR # KPE-201306PMH & The Arthritis Society for a Knowledge Translation/Networking Grant, KTN-13-02) and to confirm the feasibility of the study and to develop the actual full protocol (not yet funded). The authors are also indebted to research assistants Ms Ana Lakic, Ms Rachel Marcotte, and Ms Jacinthe Bisaillon.