2017 Grant Awards
The posters and papers listed below each grant arise from work facilitated through the grant funding.
Raising Awareness of the Under-Recognized Burden of Psoriatic Disease
Principal Investigator: Eder, L; Tu, K.
Co-investigators: Widdifield, J; Gladman, D; Bernatsky, S; Rosen, C; Cook, R; Paterson, M; Alhusayen, R.
The interim results of our study provide real-world data that enhance our understanding of the epidemiology of PsD in a population of over 10 million adult individuals in Ontario. This is the first population-based study that provides an estimate of the population burden of PsD in Canada. The estimated prevalence of psoriasis and PsA appear to have gradually increased over time, highlighting the importance of the burden of PsD in Ontario and likely in other Canadian rovinces. Additionally, the establishment of this population based cohort of PsD, has led to a collaboration with researchers from psychiatry to investigate the burden of psychiatric co-morbidities in psoriatic patients. This project in addition with the planned additional analyses of the current grant will increase the awareness the burden related to PsD.
- American College of Rheumatology, Chicago, October 2018, Health Care Utilization for Musculoskeletal Issues During the Pre-diagnosis Period in Psoriatic Arthritis – A Population-Based Study, Lihi Eder, Karen Tu, Cheryl F. Rosen, Raed Alhusayen, Stephanie Cheng, Jacqueline Young, Willemina Campbell, Sasha Bernatsky, Dafna D Gladman, Richard J. Cook, Michael Paterson and Jessica Widdifield,
- Canadian Rheumatology Association Annual Scientific Meeting, Montreal, February 27-March 2, 2019, Health Care Utilization for Musculoskeletal Issues During the Pre-diagnosis Period in Psoriatic Arthritis – A Population-Based Study, Lihi Eder, (slides can be viewed in CRA member portal).
Presented at the 2017 American College of Rheumatology meeting.
- Increasing Population Burden of Psoriatic Disease in Ontario, Canada – A Longitudinal Cohort Study (PDF)
- Lihi Eder, Jessica Widdifield, Cheryl F. Rosen, Richard Cook, Ker-Ai Lee, Raed Alhusayen, Michael J. Paterson, Stephanie Y. Cheng, Shirin Jabbari, Ina Campbell, Sasha; Bernatsky, Dafna D. Gladman, Karen Tu; Trends in the Prevalence and Incidence of Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis in Ontario, Canada: A Population-Based Study, Arthritis Care and Research, September 2018.