Last updated on February 2019

Scleroderma Patient-centered Intervention Network (SPIN) Hand Program


Are you eligible to participate in this study?

You may be eligible for this study if you meet the following criteria:

  • Conditions: Scleroderma | Systemic sclerosis
  • Age: Between 18 - 100 Years
  • Gender: Male or Female

Inclusion Criteria:

  • SPIN Cohort inclusion criteria:
    1. A SSc diagnosis based on 2013 American College of Rheumatology/European League Against Rheumatism criteria confirmed by a SPIN physician
    2. Be 18 years old, be able to give informed consent
    3. Be fluent in English or French.
  • For SPIN-HAND:
    1. At least mild hand function limitations (Cochin Hand Function Scale (CHFS) 3)
    2. Have indicated high interest in using an online hand exercise intervention (6 on 0-10 scale) and indicated willingness to participate in a trial of the SPIN-HAND program (yes/no)

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Participants not able to access or respond to questionnaires via the internet are excluded
  2. Participants randomized to the intervention group in the SPIN-HAND feasibility study are excluded

Recruitment Status: Open


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