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)

Allan Riis, Martin Bach Jensen, Anne Marie Kanstrup, Jan Hartvigsen, Michael Skovdal Rathleff, Ditte Meulengraht Hjelmager, Line Dausel Vinther, Pernille Bertelsen

Publikation: Bog/antologi/rapport/kliniske retningslinjerRapportForskning


General information and advice can lead to better function and decreasing pain among patients with low back pain. Improving patients ́ beliefs and supporting patient engagement may lead to more long-term treatment effects. Delivering patient information and advice through a web-application may be an inexpensive and wide-reaching opportunity to expand the consultation with the high number of patients seen in general practice with low back pain. Involving patients with low back pain (the end users) in the development of a web-application may help tailor the information and advice and ensure that it fits with their needs and preferences.

The aim of this study is to identify patients’ preference for the content, design, and functionality of a web-application with information and advice for patients with low back pain and to identify differences in patients’ preferences among the three STarT Back Tool risk groups.

The study is designed as a phenomenological qualitative study. 15 adult patients with low back pain previously consulted in general practice will be included. They will be asked to participate in a semi-structured interview and complete a questionnaire on age, gender, internet usage, interest in searching new knowledge, risk of complexity (STarT Back questionnaire), function (Roland Morris Disability questionnaire, 23 item), pain duration, and pain intensity (NPR).
Involving the end user in the development of a web application is considered essential to ensure that the web application fits with patients’ preferences. The use of the STarT Back Tool may allow us to investigate if patients with different risk profiles have different preferences. This is an important step to ensure that the delivery of information and advice is tailored to the risk profiles.
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StatusUdgivet - 29 sep. 2016
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