It Doesn't Have to Hurt

Pain in juvenile idiopathic arthritis

Parent perspectives of arthritis-related pain

Thank you to all the families who took part in our recent online study for parents of children with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis. We know that pain is a common experience in childhood arthritis, and that it often due to both the disease itself and some of the treatments. We partnered with Cassie & Friends to better understand parent perspectives of arthritis-related pain through a brief online survey.

The survey is now closed. Please check back here for more information about this project and for a summary of our results when they are ready!

Families who entered the  draw to win 1 of 5 $100 CAD online gift cards as a thank you will be drawn and contacted shortly.

This study has been approved by the IWK Health Centre Research Ethics Board.


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It Doesn’t Have to Hurt: Take the survey to help better understand JIA pain

October 26th, 2018

Our partners at Cassie & Friends published a blog post on our research. Click here to read more.

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Research Team

Yvonne Brandelli

Co-Principal Investigator (Trainee)

Dalhousie University

Christine Chambers

Co-Principal Investigator (Supervisor)

Dalhousie University & IWK Health Centre

Jennifer Wilson


Cassie & Friends

Jennifer Stinson


The Hospital for Sick Children & University of Toronto

Adam Huber


Dalhousie University & IWK Health Centre

Perri Tutelman


Dalhousie University

IWK Health Centre
Centre for Pediatric Pain Research
Dalhousie University