The CIHRRC membership pursues a variety of research initiatives that address research priorities in HIV and rehabilitation. Research priorities were originally identified from a scoping review on HIV and rehabilitation research (2010). CIHRRC led the development of new and emerging priorities with an international consultation of over 90 multi-stakeholders at the first International Forum on HIV and Rehabilitation Research to result in the Framework of Research Priorities in HIV and Rehabilitation (2014).
Research priorities in HIV and rehabilitation include the following areas:
- Episodic health and disability
- Aging with HIV across the life course
- Concurrent health conditions
- Access to rehabilitation and models of rehabilitation service delivery
- Effectiveness of rehabilitation interventions
- Enhancing outcome measurement in HIV and rehabilitation research
Figure 1. Framework of Research Priorities in HIV and Rehabilitation. Reprinted from ‘Advancing research and practice in HIV and rehabilitation: a framework of research priorities in HIV, disability and rehabilitation’ by K. O’Brien et al, 2014, BMC Infectious Diseases, 14, 724. Copyright (2014) by BioMed Central.
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), HIV/ AIDS Research Initiative
O’Brien K, Wilkins A, Zack E, Solomon P. Scoping the field: Identifying key research priorities in HIV and rehabilitation. AIDS and Behavior. April 2010, 14:2. 448-58. DOI 10.1007/s10461-009-9528-z.
O’Brien KK, Ibanez-Carrasco F, Solomon P, Harding R, Cattaneo J, Chegwidden W, Gahagan J, Baxter L, Worthington C, Gayle P, Merritt B, Baltzer-Turje R, Iku N, Zack E. Advancing research and practice in HIV and rehabilitation: a framework of research priorities in HIV, disability and rehabilitation. BMC Infectious Diseases. 2014, 14:3851 doi:10.1186/s12879-014-0724-8. http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2334/14/724