2018 Arthritis Society Research Grant
Arthritis Society/AHPA Research Grant
Winner: Marie Westby
For: “Assessing usability, feasibility and reliability of the clinician quality indicator questionnaires for hip and knee replacement rehabilitation: A pilot study”
2017 The Arthritis Society Research Grant
The Arthritis Society/AHPA Research Grant – Presented by Raquel Sweezie, AHPA Research Chair
Winner: Flora To-Miles
For: “The health promoting potential of social and creative activities: An exploratory study of adults with and without inflammatory arthritis”
2016 The Arthritis Society Research Grant
Through the generous support of The Arthritis Society, AHPA awards a $5000.00 grant to an AHPA member for arthritis health professional research. Leslie Soever introduced Dr. Kate Lee from The Arthritis Society to announce this year’s winner: Clayon Hamilton and co-investigators Alison Hoens and Linda Li for their research titled: “The PEIRS Study: Development of a measure of meaningful patient engagement in research through an arthritis patient –researcher partnership.” Clayon Hamilton was not present to accept the award, as presented by Dr. Kate Lee. Jenny Leese accepted the award on his behalf.
2015 The Arthritis Society Research Grant
|Through the generous support of The Arthritis Society (TAS), a $5,000 Research Award was awarded to Dr. Lucie Brosseau for her work, "Are popular structured physical activity programs promising for the pain management of Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis? A pilot randomized controlled trial”.|
2014 The Arthritis Society Research Grant
|Through the generous support of The Arthritis Society (TAS), a $5,000 Research Award was presented to Dr. Lucie Brosseau for her work, "Development and dissemination of Ottawa Panel Clinical Practice Guidelines on self-management and rehabilitation interventions for juvenile idiopathic arthritis”.|
Judit Takacs is the winner of the 2013 The Arthritis Society / AHPA research award for her study titled: “The effect of dynamic balance training on balance and physical function in those with knee osteoarthritis”.
Two successful winners share the 2012 annual $5,000 Research Grant, given in partnership with The Arthritis Society:
‘Felicitations’ to this year’s winner of the $5,000 Arthritis Research Foundation grant:
Lucie Brosseau (co-investigator: Laurianne Loew) “The implementation of Ottawa panel evidence-based clinical practice guidelines for aerobic walking programs in the management of osteoarthritis using a multifaceted intervention: a pilot study” This pilot randomized controlled trial (RCT) will help to develop a large scale Knowledge Translation (RCT) in order to identify the best strategies to implement a proven effective walking program for individuals with mild to moderate OA of the knee to increase long term walking adherence, and in order to obtain maximal benefits.
Dr. Marie Westby and her research team at the Mary Pack Arthritis Program was the recipient of this $5000 research grant award for their strong research proposal entitled "The effects of a community-based, post-rehabilitation exercise program after total hip and knee replacement: A pilot study".
The research project is a pilot study and the first step in determining the effects of a 6-week, community-based, post-rehabilitation exercise program on physical function, health related quality of life and physical activity levels in individuals who have undergone total hip or total knee replacements (TKR or THR). This study will use a controlled before-and-after design with a sample of 30 adults who have had a THR or TKR in the previous six months, with 15 subjects for each the intervention and control group. The results will lead to refinement in the design and methods of future studies. It will also ultimately provide individuals undergoing THR and TKR with a treatment that may improve their physical activity and health outcomes.
Laura Passalent: Carolyn Thomas Award for Best Scientific Abstract, “Bridging the Gap between Symptom Onset and Diagnosis in Axial Spondyloarthritis”
Photo: Laura Passalent & Raquel Sweezie, AHPA Research Chair
|Sabrina Cavallo: Barbara Hanes Memorial Award for Best Abstract by an Occupational Therapist, “Identifying Factors Associated with Participation in School and Work-Related Activities among Young People and Adults with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA)”|
Jenny Leese: Best Trainee Abstract Award for “Using Physical Activity Wearables in Self-Management from the Perspectives of Persons Living with Arthritis: A Qualitative Evidence Synthesis”
Photo: Jenny Leese & Raquel Sweezie, AHPA Research Chair
Barbara Hanes Memorial Award - Presented by Raquel Sweezie, Research Committee Chair
Winner: Karine Toupin-April
For: “First Steps in Developing a Novel Decision Support Intervention for Pain Management Options in Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis”
Carolyn Thomas Award – Presented by Raquel Sweezie, Research Committee Chair
Winner: Gail Paterson
For: “A Pragmatic Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial of the OA Go Away, a Symptom and Exercise Tracking Self-Management Behavioural Intervention for Promoting Adherence to Physical Activity Among Individuals with OA of the Hip or Knee”
Best Trainee Abstract Award – Presented by Raquel Sweezie, Research Committee Chair
For: “Development of the Patient Engagement in Research Scale”
The Carolyn Thomas Award was established in honour of Carolyn Thomas, a founding member of AHPA who supported research. It is given to the first author of the year’s best scientific abstract. The recipient as Susan Bartlett for "Sex, Smoking and Excess Weight: Effects on DAS28 Trajectories in the First 2 Years in RA"
The 2015 recipient was Dr. Raquel Sweezie and co-investigators: M. Bell, C.H. Goldsmith, I. Chiu, A. Gutlin, S. Sandhu For: "Reliability Analysis of Two Short Medication Adherence Questionnaires in Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis"
|Dr. Karine Toupin-April being presented the Barbara Hanes Memorial Award 2015 by Dr. Raquel Sweezie AHPA Research Director|
The Barbara Hanes Memorial Award was established in honour of her work as an Occupational Therapy Director at TAS, Ontario Division, and her contributions as a teacher and a contributing author to the rheumatology textbook Physical Therapy in Arthritis. This award was issued to Dr. Karine Toupin-April and co-investigators M. Laporte, G. Galibois, G. Cadieux-Boileau, I. Gaboury, V. Grandpierre, J. Stinson, A. Huber, E.M. De Wit, C.M. Duffy, M. Gibbon, P. Tugwell, L. Brosseau for research entitled “A Decision Making Needs Assessment of Youth with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis and their Caregivers: Preliminary Results from a Narrative Review."
The Carolyn Thomas Award was established in honour of Carolyn Thomas, a founding member of AHPA who supported research. It is given to the first author of the year’s best scientific abstract. The recipient was Carol Kennedy for her research “Effectiveness of a Telemedicine Education Program for Adults with Inflammatory Arthritis Living in Rural and Remote Communities in Ontario”.
The Barbara Hanes Memorial Award was established in honour of her work as an Occupational Therapy Director at TAS, Ontario Division, and her contributions as a teacher and a contributing author to the rheumatology textbook Physical Therapy in Arthritis. This award was issued to Lorna Bain for her research entitled “Identifying and Addressing Real and Perceived Barriers to Therapeutic Education Programs to Inform a New Model of Care”.
The Carolyn Thomas Award was established in honour of Carolyn Thomas, a founding member of AHPA who supported research. It is given to the first author of the year’s best scientific abstract. The recipient was Sydney Brooks for her research “Getting a Grip on Arthritis Online: Web-Based Continuing Health Education Improves Rural/Remote Primary Care Providers’ Satisfaction and Confidence with Managing Arthritis”.
Carolyn Kennedy was awarded the Carolyn Thomas Award as the first author of the best scientific abstract "Longitudinal measures in cross-over trial show consistency in improvement across outcomes following an interprofessional education program for adults with inflammatory arthritis”.
Philip Ambury won the Barabara Hanes Memorial award as the primary author of the best abstract submitted by an occupational therapist. “The ADVANCED CLINICIAN PRACTIONER IN ARTHRITIS CARE (ACPAC) Program: Impact on Community Practice (A Pilot Study)”.
Lorna Bain won the award is for the best Special Interest abstract: "The Launch of an Innovative Interprofessional Training Program in an Arthritis Setting: The Journey uncovered”.
The Advanced Clinician Practitioner In Arthritis Care (ACPAC) Program: Impact on Community Practice (A Pilot Study) - Sydney Lineker
“Prescription for Education”: A pilot study of the effectiveness of an education program for adults with inflammatory arthritis - Carol Kennedy