In the posts listed below you can find a collection of the public results of the Back-UP project, with links to download the associated materials from this website or from the original publishers’s sites (all in open access). See also the section of Back-UP publications and events for a complete list of dissemination and communication actions, with bibliographic references.
Anna Marcuzzi and colleagues from NTNU and St Olav’s Hospital in Trondheim have published a paper describien the protocol of a Randomised Control Trial (RCT), in which the selfBACK app will be compared with a web-based intervention and usual care for neck and low back pain, in BMJ Open. Find the paper here: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2020-047921
Go into the Resources section of the Back-UP’s website, and explore the software tools that form the Back-UP Clinical Research Platform Ecosystem. You will find direct access links and demonstrative videos about multiple tools: The Back-UP Researcher and Clinician Platforms, the First Contact and the Vocational Advice apps, selfBACK, integrations with tools for research on
An “umbrella review” of prognostic factors for predicting future pain, disability and return‐to‐work/work absence in neck and low back pain populations, has been published by Gemma Mansell et al. in the European Journal of Pain, presenting seven prognostic factors (disability/activity limitation, mental health; pain intensity; pain severity; coping; expectation of outcome/recovery; and fear‐avoidance) that were
Congratulations to the team of Monaro et al., who have just published a second paper on the topic of detection of malingering in whiplash associated disorders, in the International Journal of Legal Medicine. This time, the featured article is a systematic review on the different strategies and techniques used in the field. Read the full
The paper entitle “A model to differentiate WAD patients and people with abnormal pain behaviour based on biomechanical and self-reported tests“, by Merylin Monaro et al., has been published in the International Journal of Legal Medicine, showing that the combination of self-reported pain symptoms and motion parameters obtained from biomechanical tests can be useful to
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).
A systematic review to identify effective work place intervention strategies for the prevention of low back pain, by Danuta Roman-Liu et al. has been published in the Industrial Health journal, showing that the most effective strategies include technical modifications of the workstand and education based on practical training. Read the full paper in: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7708737/
University of Keele has presented a poster in the virtual exposition of the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP), with a poster on the “Visualisation of multivariable individualised prediction models for pain and function in patients with neck and/or low back pain”. This poser shows the basis of the visualisations that have been
A systematic review made by the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Karolinska Institue, Roessingh Research and Development, the University of Twente, the University of Southern Denmark and the Nordic Institute of Chiropractic and Clinical Biomechanics, has been published in the European Journal 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.
The Spanish Society of Rehabilitation and Physical Medicine (SERMEF) is celebrating in Seville its 57th Congress (15-18 May 2019). In this congress Cristina Herrera (IBV) has presented a poster about the Back-UP project, explaining the concept of the architecture and the use cases that are being developed.
This poster, prepared by various partners of the Back-UP project, describes the methodology of the systematic review made to investigate the associations between neck or low back pain, and it was presented by Cecilie K. Øveras (NTNU) in the EPIC 2019 conference (Berlin, 20-23 March 2019).
On November 15, 2018 the Back-UP project was presented at the annual general meeting of the Society for Back Pain Research (SBPR) by Stephanie Jansen-Kosterink of RRD. Her presentation focused on the general aim the project, and some results of the first months were showcased.
A study made in the Institute of Biomechanics of Valencia, and published in Musculoskeletal Science and Practice, shows that the perceived pain of whiplash associated disorders is related to neck motion measures, with range of motion and smoothness of neck flexion are consistently related to pain perception.
This documents (Deliverable 1.1) describes how Back-UP approaches the management of NLBP, based on the three main end-user cases that have been considered in the project: the clinical treatment of the patient that seeks healthcare, the return to work of a patient who has been off work due to NLBP, and the self-management of health.