JointHealth™ express   February 14, 2014

Staying active with arthritis in the digital age

What’s the role of online physical activity monitors in your arthritis care?

Heard about Fitbit? Online pedometers? Exercise apps? A new study is recruiting people with any type of arthritis to find out how these physical activity trackers can be used to help people to stay active.

The study is called ‘Arthritis Care in the Digital Age’ and is led by Dr. Linda Li of the Arthritis Research Centre of Canada. Researchers will hold focus groups in British Columbia and Alberta. You can participate if you are:
  • English-speaking
  • Have a physician diagnosis of arthritis
  • Have any level of experience with online tools and/or digital monitors
  • Live in British Columbia and Alberta
The focus group will be conducted in February and March and will last approximately 2 hours. The focus group will take place at a time and location that is most convenient for participants. You will learn about the latest in physical activity trackers in the focus group and a small honorarium will be offered to all participants.

For more information, contact Jenny Leese, Research Assistant by phone at 604-207-4006 or Toll-Free at 1-877-871-4575, or email