Funding for this research was provided by:
Canadian Rheumatology Association (CIORA)
Received: 29 August 2018
Accepted: 25 April 2019
First Online: 24 May 2019
Change Date: 20 August 2019
Change Type: Correction
Change Details: An error occurred during the publication of a number of articles in <i>BMC Rheumatology</i>. Several articles were published in volume 3 with a duplicate citation number.
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