Use of technology to deliver evidence-based care of low back pain

Summary

This program of research will investigate the effectiveness of different technology-based interventions to improve care of low back pain.

Supervisor(s)

Associate Professor Manuela Ferreira

Research Location

North Shore - Institute of Bone and Joint Research

Program Type

Masters/PHD

Synopsis

Low back pain affects ¼ of Australians and is the number one cause of disability worldwide. However, traditional models of care for low back pain are highly dependent on a hierarchical system of clinicians delivering passive (e.g. medication, injections) treatments, and resulting in patients being disengaged from their self-management, Innovative models are needed, so that patients can have equitable access to effective treatment that empowers them to manage their low back pain. We have developed a program of research to evaluate the use of technology-based interventions to increase access and optimise delivery of evidence-based care for patients with low back pain.

The PhD students will be working on the development and evaluation of mobile-health interventions for low back pain. They will also be involved in assessing the effectiveness of health coaching interventions delivered via tele-health for people with low back pain.

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Keywords

low back pain, health intervention, m-health, e-health

Opportunity ID

The opportunity ID for this research opportunity is: 2326