2009 Grant Awards

The posters and papers listed below each grant arise from work facilitated through the grant funding.

Early Detection of Axial Spondyloarthritis: An interdisciplinary approach

Principal Investigators: Passalent, L; Hawke, C (PDF)
Co-investigators: Inman, R; Lapp, V; Haroon, N

Project Summary

  • Utilizing an APP to screen for inflammatory back pain in patients with IBD demonstrates clinical judgement aligned with that of rheumatologists with expertise in SpA. The APP agreed with the rheumatologists’ screening results an average of 71.4% (k=0.5; CI: 0.07-0.87).
  • The level of confidence of the APP was similar to the rheumatologists’. Comparison of confidence of screening results was 6.8/10 (higher values indicating higher level of confidence) for the APP versus an average confidence level of 6.4/10 for the three rheumatologists (Pearson’s = 0.3).
  • Wait times to be screened by the APP are shorter than traditional referral pathways- median wait time was 13 days.

Poster Presentations

Presented at the 2012 American College of Rheumatology meeting.

Presented at the 2013 Canadian Rheumatology Association meeting and EULAR.