GENERAL PRACTITIONERS' REQUIREMENTS FOR RECOMMENDING ONLINE INFORMATION TO PATIENTS WITH LOW BACK PAIN

Ditte Meulengraht Hjelmager, Line Dausel Vinther, Søren Herold Poulsen, Lone Stub Petersen, Martin Bach Jensen, Allan Riis

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Abstract

Background

Information about low back pain (LBP) and help to support patients' self-management are recommended in the majority of guidelines for LBP management. However, the delivery of patient information and advice can be time consuming, and with short available consultation times for general practitioners (GPs), new methods to support the delivery of sufficient patient information is called for.

Purpose

To identify general practitioners' perspectives on recommending online information to patients with LBP.

Methods

Danish GPs varying in age and professional interests were recruited to interviewing in their practices (their working environment). The interviews were based on a semi-structured interview guide, based on a value-led method, and inspired by think aloud methods,

Results

Eight 60-Minutes interviews were conducted. For GPs to recommend online LBP information, it is essential to target the information to their patients. GPs expressed the possible advantages by involving both healthcare professionals and patients in the development of the online information material by aligning the content with the face-to-face delivered information. Furthermore, the content should be guideline concordant. However, GPs expressed that some patients had problems with accessing and understanding health-related LBP information.

Conclusion

When developing online information, the content should be supported by evidence and it is important to involve patients' and GPs' preferences in the design process. Consequently, including the elements in evidence-based medicine. However, GPs do not consider online information material to be suited to all.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftOrthopeadic Proceedings
Vol/bind101-B
Udgave nummerSuppl. 9
ISSN2049-4416
StatusUdgivet - 10 sep. 2019
Udgivet eksterntJa
BegivenhedSociety for Back Pain Research 2018 - Groningen, Holland
Varighed: 15 nov. 201816 nov. 2018
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KonferenceSociety for Back Pain Research 2018
LandHolland
ByGroningen
Periode15/11/1816/11/18
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