Stratifying information and advice in a tailored web-application for patients with low back pain: study protocol of a randomised controlled trial

Allan Riis, Jan Hartvigsen, Anne Marie Kanstrup, Pernille Bertelsen, Henrik Schroll, Martin Bach Jensen

Publikation: Bidrag til bog/antologi/rapportAbstrakt i proceeding

Abstract

Background: Patients´ competence and self-care opportunities are important when treating low back pain (LBP). Involving patients in the design and development of a web-application may help healthcare providers to address possible barriers for usage and thereby increasing patients´ acceptance and usage of a web-application. Furthermore, stratifying LBP patients using the STarT Back Tool, and target the right treatment to the right patient has been shown to be more effective than a one size fits all treatment approach.
Objectives: The aim of this trial is to compare a web-application with advice based on StarT Back stratification with the same web-application without stratification for patients seeking care for LBP at their general practitioner.
Material/Methods: This is a triple blinded randomised controlled trial. Five hundred LBP patients aged ≥ 18 years will be included. Excluded are patients with red flags (serious pathology), without Danish reading skills, without internet access, and pregnant women. Patients are randomised 1:1 for each Start Back stratum. A cost-effectiveness analysis will be conducted alongside the trial, along with a process evaluation of patient satisfaction with and the use of web-applications. In addition we describe the development of the web-application tailored to patients´ preferences. Patient identification data (personal identification number and Email address) are collected via electronic pop-ups in general practice at baseline. Patient reported outcomes are collected at baseline and repeated after 4, 8, and 12 weeks via electronic questionnaires. Referral to hospital care and other health related costs are collected via registers with 12 weeks follow-up.
Results: Development of the web-application will be done in 2015.
Conclusion: The randomised controlled trial will be conducted in 2016.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
Titel19th Nordic Congress of General Practice : Programme and abstracts
Antal sider1
Publikationsdato2015
Sider264
Artikelnummer562-P
ISBN (Elektronisk)978-91-637-8646-4
StatusUdgivet - 2015
Udgivet eksterntJa
Begivenhed19th Nordic Congress of General Practice: 2015 - Gøteborg, Sverige - Gøteborg, Sverige
Varighed: 16 jun. 201518 jun. 2015
Konferencens nummer: 19

Konference

Konference19th Nordic Congress of General Practice: 2015 - Gøteborg, Sverige
Nummer19
LandSverige
ByGøteborg
Periode16/06/1518/06/15

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Riis, A., Hartvigsen, J., Kanstrup, A. M., Bertelsen, P., Schroll, H., & Jensen, M. B. (2015). Stratifying information and advice in a tailored web-application for patients with low back pain: study protocol of a randomised controlled trial. I 19th Nordic Congress of General Practice: Programme and abstracts (s. 264). [562-P]