JointHealth™ express   June 12, 2015

The University of Saskatchewan is looking for you to participate in a research study on exercise challenges

Do you have arthritis and exercise? Read a story and share your thoughts.

The University of Saskatchewan is conducting a study to understand how people plan on managing various barriers to exercise. Exercise barriers include a busy schedule or bad weather, and may make it difficult for or stop someone from following their exercise regimes. Researchers will measure beliefs and reactions related to what the participant goes through when faced with a collection of challenges.

You can participate in the "Arthritis and Exercise Barriers" study if:
  • You have been told by a healthcare person (e.g., doctor, physiotherapist) that you have arthritis
  • You are currently exercising
  • You are 18 years of age or older
The study will take about 30-60 minutes to complete. Participants will read a one-page fictional story about someone with arthritis facing challenges to exercise caused by things other than their arthritis. After, they will be asked to complete measures about how they would react in this same situation in order to try to exercise. Finally, participants will complete a short survey where they will report information about themselves, such as their age.

Any information collected during the study will be confidential. If you are interested in volunteering for this study, please follow this link:

If you would like more information, please contact 306-966-8659 or email