Journal article

Essential key messages about diagnosis, imaging, and self-care for people with low back pain: a modified Delphi study of consumer and expert opinions

Simon D French, Mandy Nielsen, Leanne Hall, Philippa JA Nicolson, Maurits van Tulder, Kim L Bennell, Rana S Hinman, Chris G Maher, Gwendolen Jull, Paul W Hodges

PAIN | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2019

Abstract

People with back pain regularly search for information online; however, the quality of this online information is often poor. We established a list of the most important messages about diagnosis, imaging, and self-care for people with low back pain, based on consensus opinion and prioritised in order of importance. A list of key messages was derived from clinical practice guidelines for back pain. During 2 survey rounds, a Delphi panel of consumers with back pain and experts rated the importance of each item and suggested additional statements. Messages were retained that were rated as important by more than 70% of the panel. Retained messages were reviewed by consumer focus groups. A priori..

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Grants

Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)


Awarded by Centre for Research Excellence Grants


Awarded by Australian Research Council


Awarded by NHMRC


Funding Acknowledgements

This study was funded by National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Program Grants (631717, 1113532) and Centre for Research Excellence Grants (455863, 1079078, 1134856). R.S. Hinman (FT130100175) is supported by an Australian Research Council Future Fellowship. P.W. Hodges (1002190), K.L. Bennell (1058440), and C.G. Maher (1103022) are supported by NHMRC Research Fellowships. The funders had no involvement in the design or conduct of the study, or reporting in the manuscript. The authors thank Chronic Pain Australia for assistance with recruitment.