Look for the Back-UP self-management resources in your own language

As part of the Back-UP project, Dr Jonathan Hill (from Keele University UK) is leading a task to develop lists of trustworthy online self-management resources for patients with musculo-skeletal problems, adapted to the culture and language of as many European countries as possible.

If you are a health care professional, carer, or a person suffering from neck or low back pain, you can already find a document with such resources in 10 different languages (English, German, Spanish, French, Italian, Danish, Swedish, Dutch, Polish and Portuguese).

Check them at http://backup-project.eu/?page_id=84

Try the NEW FREE Back-UP first contact tool!

The Back-UP first contact tool for clinicians is now live! Try it in:

https://back-upv1.multi-x.org/

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:

  1. Self-management resources and Care Plan tool
  2. Risk stratification and individualised prediction graphs
  3. 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.

First contact Back-UP web app

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 j.hill@keele.ac.uk

The Back-UP Industry Forum goes virtual

Due to the global restrictions for travelling and celebrating events, caused by the COVID-19 outbreak, all the forthcoming events of the Back-UP Project have been modified to make them virtual.

The Workshop and Industry Forum, scheduled for June 24th, will be celebrated on the same date and time, but will be made in the form of a webinar.

You can register to attend now at https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/6774888691513791500

Back-UP workshop in the University of Leeds

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!

Participate in Back-UP’s Vignette Study!

Roessingh Research and Development is conducting a study in the framework of the Back-UP project, to investigate which biological, physical, economic and psychosocial factors play the most important role in decision-making for neck and low back pain.

If you are a healthcare professional in pain rehabilitation, you are welcome to help us find what are the most important decision factors in your domain.

In order to participate, you only have to go to http://www.vignetstudy.nl/ , where you will be presented with a set of patient cases, and some questions to be answered through a simple questionnaire with multiple choices. The assessment of all cases takes approximately 20 minutes.

Help us improve the quality of health care in neck and low back pain!