A systematic review of recommended treatment options for neck and low back pain across Europe has been published by Nadia Corp et al. in the European Journal of Pain, presenting a broad range of options consistedly supported by 17 guidelines across 8 European countries.
The Back-UP first contact tool for clinicians is now live! Try it in:
The content has been designed by clinicians to support initial treatment decision-making for patients with back and neck pain, and it has being designed to work in 12 European languages (English, Italian, Danish, Swedish, Dutch, Spanish, German, Polish, French, Portuguese, Croatian & Norwegian).
The Back-UP free web app offers clinicians and their patients:
- Useful patient self-management resources in your language
- Personalised, automated Care Plans for your patients to use as a clinical summary of musculoskeletal consultations
- Risk stratification with risk-matched treatment options
- Individualised prediction graphs for each patient’s pain, function and work outcomes
The web app will be made available to you as part of early research testing in 3 stages:
- Self-management resources and Care Plan tool
- Risk stratification and individualised prediction graphs
- My Statistics, enabling you to compare your decision-making to other clinicians
The first 240 clinician users to complete their feedback on the Back-UP web-app will receive a £25 Amazon gift voucher (the vouchers are spread fairly across the different languages).
This project has ethical approval from Keele University UK, for convenience sampling using international professional and clinical networks.
Identifiable patient data is not entered or saved in the Back-UP web app. At this point in its research development the Back-UP web app is not linked to any routine electronic medical record systems. The web app will be made available until mid-December 2020.
We would be delighted if you would try it out in your clinical practice and give us feedback on how to improve it.
University of Keele’s team, led by Dr. Jonathan Hill, is developing a first contact web app to support clinicians to quickly send patients relevant information about self-management resources in multiple languages for patients with musculoskeletal problems, as part of a digital tool designed to enable patients to be able to leave the clinical consultation with their own individualized Care Plan.
If you are a clinician that is interested in testing this new webapp during Sept-Nov 2020 with your patients to help further refine it – please email Dr. Hill at firstname.lastname@example.org
You can now find the full agenda for the Industry Forum that will be celebrated online, on June 24th at 3 pm (CEST UTC + 2:00).
See the program here or download it from the link below.
Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, this event has been changed into an online webinar. See more information.
The University of Leeds will organize a demonstration and showcase of the Back-UP platform to show researchers, clinicians and healthcare informaticians how academy, healthcare and industry collaborate to improve well-being and return to work after NLBP.
This event will take place on June 24th, in the Nexus building of the University of Leeds, coinciding with the next Consortium meeting of the project.
Registration is open at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ai-in-healthcare-the-back-up-project-tickets-96645909517. Save the date!
A systematic review about the association between objectively measured physical behaviour and neck or low back pain has been published by Cecilie K. Øverås et al in the European Journal of Pain, presenting challenging findings about the influence of physical activity on the development of pain.
This video explains how Back-UP platform will help first contact clinicians to evaluate the best intervention options for patients with neck or back pain, make shared decisions and monitor their progression.