Research study participants play a crucial role in arthritis research, and much of the research completed at Arthritis Research Canada is made possible by the generous contribution of time by people living with arthritis. There are many opportunities for those with arthritis to become involved; however, some patients are hesitant because they believe that all research studies are invasive. The truth is that some studies can be as simple as taking a survey, testing an interactive website or having a knee exam. And remember, your privacy and confidentiality are always protected.
The purpose of this study, “KickStart30: A 30-Day Intervention for Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis,” is to explore the efficacy and feasibility of an integrated, prescriptive, and trackable wellness intervention combining five wellness elements including exercise, mindfulness, sleep, social connectedness, and nutrition.
Keep track of your symptoms and help advance research. In 2014, CreakyJoints created a Patient-Powered Research Network called ArthritisPower™ with support from the Global Healthy Living Foundation and Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI).
ArthritisPower is an innovative, nationwide research registry of patients with rheumatoid arthritis and spondyloarthritis (e.g., psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis). The goal of the registry is to make patient care and management more effective by understanding and analyzing the patient’s condition on a day-to-day basis.
Our approach to research involvement ensures that everything we do is valuable to our researchers, the charity, and above all, to people with arthritis.