Have you had a recent episode of back pain?

Please note: This trial has finished recruiting and is not accepting new participants.

Research Center: University of Queensland
Location: University of Queensland, St Lucia, Qld (shown on map)
Investigators: David Klyne, Glen Russell   
Ethics Committee: Reviewed and approved by the University of Queensland Human Research Ethics Committee

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Mature Woman Suffering From Backache At Home
Back pain affects about 1 in 10 Australians, and is often severe enough to restrict movement or impact daily life. Of those that have experienced an episode of LBP, many will experience a recurrence of symptoms and persistent pain.

The University of Queensland (UQ) is conducting a study which will examine people with back pain using a variety of measurement techniques, to determine why some people keep hurting their back again and again.

Benefits of Participation

  • You will receive $200.00 for participating.
  • You can receive feedback on your results for a number of back pain measurement techniques involved in the study, including motion-capture analysis, electromyography, inflammatory biomarkers, postural stability, trunk muscle coordination and others.
  • You’ll learn how you respond to back pain compared to others.
  • Qualified health professionals will monitor your health.
  • You will be helping to advance medical research.

Your Rights

  • Your records relating to this study and any other information received will be kept strictly confidential.
  • If you decide to participate in the study and later feel that you no longer wish to be part of it, you may withdraw at any time.
  • The results of the study will be shared with you when all data has been analysed.

Who Can Participate?

  • Males and females aged 18-50
  • Have experienced a severe episode of lower back pain in the past week
  • Have considered seeking, or actually sought, help from a health provider (Doctor, Physiotherapist, Chiropractor or other health professional)

What Next?

  1. Click the link below to enter your contact details and answer some eligibility questions.
  2. The research centre will then contact you by phone to discuss the trial and answer your questions.
Click Here to Enter Your Contact Details and Be Contacted by Phone About the Trial

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