TEXT4myBACK – Text message intervention to support recovery from low back pain

The University of Sydney

The TEXT4myBACK study will investigate if a lifestyle-based self-management text message intervention helps people with back pain. The study is an internet and text message-based clinical trial and all the study activities will be performed online or via phone. Participants will be randomised to one of the two groups which will receive text message in different formats, one will receive life-style self-management information and the other will receive general back pain information.
Participants will be asked to complete an initial pre-screening and will go through an initial telephone interview to determine their eligibility. If they are included in the study, they will be asked to fill in online questionnaires in the beginning and after 3, 6 and 12 months and monthly short online surveys about the cost of managing your back pain.
The study will help us to understand the effects of the intervention aspects of people’s health. Moreover, a cost-effectiveness analysis will be performed so we can assess if the intervention decreased costs and health care related to back pain.


You can participate if you
• Are older than 18 years old
• Have low back pain for less than 12 weeks
• Have a mobile phone that can receive text messages

If interested, please follow the link to find out more? https://bit.ly/text4myback

Participation in the study is voluntary and participants do not receive rewards for participation. Nonetheless, participants will receive information about low back pain.

This study was approved by the Northern Sydney Local Health District Ethics Committee (2019/ETH13895).

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