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A randomised controlled trial of a lifestyle behavioural intervention for patients with low back pain, who are overweight or obese: study protocol

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, February 2016
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Title
A randomised controlled trial of a lifestyle behavioural intervention for patients with low back pain, who are overweight or obese: study protocol
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BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, February 2016
DOI 10.1186/s12891-016-0922-1
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Amanda Williams, John Wiggers, Kate M. O’Brien, Luke Wolfenden, Serene Yoong, Elizabeth Campbell, Emma Robson, James McAuley, Robin Haskins, Steven J. Kamper, Christopher M. Williams

Abstract

Low back pain is a highly prevalent condition with a significant global burden. Management of lifestyle factors such as overweight and obesity may improve low back pain patient outcomes. Currently there are no randomised controlled trials that have been conducted to assess the effectiveness of lifestyle behavioural interventions in managing low back pain. The aim of this trial is to determine if a telephone-based lifestyle behavioural intervention is effective in reducing pain intensity in overweight or obese patients with low back pain, compared to usual care. A randomised controlled trial will be conducted with patients waiting for an outpatient consultation with an orthopaedic surgeon at a public tertiary referral hospital within New South Wales, Australia for chronic low back pain. Patients will be randomly allocated in a 1:1 ratio to receive a lifestyle behavioural intervention (intervention group) or continue with usual care (control group). After baseline data collection, patients in the intervention group will receive a clinical consultation followed by a 6-month telephone-based lifestyle behavioural intervention (10 individually tailored sessions over a 6-month period) and patients in the control group will continue with usual care. Participants will be followed for 26 weeks and asked to undertake three self-reported questionnaires at baseline (pre-randomisation), week 6 and 26 post randomisation to collect primary and secondary outcome data. The study requires a sample of 80 participants per group to detect a 1.5 point difference in pain intensity (primary outcome) 26 weeks post randomisation. The primary outcome, pain intensity, will be measured using a 0-10 numerical rating scale. The study will provide robust evidence regarding the effectiveness of a lifestyle behavioural intervention in reducing pain intensity in overweight or obese patients with low back pain and inform management of these patients. Australian New Zealand Clinical Trials Registry, ACTRN12615000478516 , Registered 14/05/2015.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 40 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 8 20%
Researcher 8 20%
Student > Master 8 20%
Unspecified 3 8%
Student > Postgraduate 3 8%
Other 10 25%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 21 53%
Unspecified 7 18%
Nursing and Health Professions 6 15%
Social Sciences 3 8%
Sports and Recreations 1 3%
Other 2 5%

Attention Score in Context

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#7,288,696
of 12,627,642 outputs
Outputs from BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
#1,327
of 2,513 outputs
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#171,779
of 370,240 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
#150
of 299 outputs
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