Developing and testing of a participatory driven web-application for patients with low back pain (ADVIN Back Trial)



Low back pain (LBP) is the most common musculoskeletal disorder and a leading cause of disability worldwide. It impacts daily life and work capacity and is the most common reason for consulting a general practitioner (GP). According to international guidelines, information, reassurance, and advice are key components in the management of people with LBP; however, the consultation time available in general practice for each patient is often limited. Therefore, new methods to support the delivery of information and advice are needed and online technologies provide new opportunities to extend the consultation beyond the GP’s office. However, it is not known whether GPs and people consulting their GP because of LBP will accept online technologies as part of the consultation. By involving patients in the development of online information, we may produce more user-friendly content and design, and improve patient acceptance and usage, optimising satisfaction and clinical outcomes.


Publikationer i relation til forskningsprojektet:
1. Riis A. Min ryg: Information om rygsmerter - til dig som har været ved lægen med dine rygsmerter. Folder om rygsmerter. Link:
2. Riis A, Rathleff MS, Hartvigsen J, Thomsen JL, Afzali T, Jensen MB. Feasibility study on recruitment in general practice for a low back pain online information study (Part of the ADVIN Back Trial). BMC Research Notes, 2020 13:24.
3. Riis A, Thomsen JL. Information og rådgivning om lændesmerter: Det er vanskeligt at formidle, at det som hos patienten kan opleves som ”ingen behandling” kan være den bedste behandling. Dansk Sportsmedicin, Jun 2019.
4. Hjelmager DM, Vinther LD, Poulsen SH, Pedersen LS, Jensen MB, Riis A. Requirements for implementing online information material for patients with low back pain in general practice: an interview study. Scand J Prim Health Care. 2019 31:1-9. doi: 10.1080/02813432.2019.1569413.
5. Riis A, Hartvigsen J, Rathleff MS, Afzali T, Jensen MB. Comparing satisfaction with a participatory driven web-application and a standard website for patients with low back pain: a study protocol for a randomised controlled trial (Part of the ADVIN Back Trial). Trials. 2018;19:399.
6. Riis A, Hjelmager DM, Vinther LD, Rathleff MS, Hartvigsen J, Jensen MB. Preferences for Web-Based Information Material for Low Back Pain: Qualitative Interview Study on People Consulting a General Practitioner. JMIR Rehabil Assist Technol 2018;5(1):e7.
7. Riis A, Jensen MB, Kanstrup AM, Hartvigsen J, Rathleff MS, Hjelmager DM, Vinther LD, Bertelsen PS. Tailored on-line information and advice to patients with low back pain in general practice: a protocol for a semi-structured interview study (Part of the ADVIN Back Trial). Trial protocol version 1.1 udg. 2016. 23 s. Link: (72c8d7a2-53f4-4823-97ae-b472118175ee).html.
Effektiv start/slut dato01/05/1731/12/20