Rheumatoid Arthritis | Arthritis Health Journal Proof of Concept Study
Rheumatoid Arthritis research study
What is the primary objective of this study?
The purpose of this study is to determine whether an online patient passport tool called the Arthritis Health Journal can assist people with rheumatoid arthritis in managing their disease.
Who is eligible to participate?
Inclusion Criteria: - Be 18 years of age or older - Have a diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis - Be under the ongoing care of a rheumatologist - Be comfortable using a computer and online applications - Have access to an Internet connection - Be able to read and write English without needing a translator Exclusion Criteria: - Younger than 18 years of age; - Diagnoses of arthritis other than rheumatoid arthritis - not under the ongoing care of a rheumatologist - not comfortable using a computer - lack of Internet access - inability to read and write in English without a translator
Which medical condition, disease, disorder, syndrome, illness, or injury is researched?
Interventions can include giving participants drugs, medical devices, procedures, vaccines, and other products that are either investigational or already available or noninvasive approaches such as surveys, education, and interviews.
Behavioral:Arthritis Health Journal
Research studies and clinical trials typically have two or more research arms. An arm is a group of people who receive the same treatment in the study.
Arthritis Health JournalParticipants in this group will use the Arthritis Health Journal in the first 6 months of study.
ControlParticipants in this group will receive a delayed intervention. They will receive usual care for the first 6 months of study, during which time they will contribute control data, and they will use the Arthritis Health Journal in the second 6 months of study, during which time they will contribute intervention data.
Start Date: September 2013
Completed Date: February 2016
Primary Outcome: Self-Management Behaviours
Secondary Outcome: Self-Efficacy
Study sponsors, principal investigator, and references
Principal Investigator: Diane Lacaille, MD MHSc
Lead Sponsor: University of British Columbia
Collaborator: Canadian Initiative for Outcomes in Rheumatology Care