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Titles & IDs
Public title
My Back on Track, My Future: developing culturally appropriate information for Aboriginal people with low back pain
Scientific title
Does culturally appropriate low back pain information improve the beliefs and perceptions of Aboriginal adults when compared to conventional low back pain information: the My Back on Track, My Future project.
Secondary ID [1] 283520 0
Universal Trial Number (UTN)
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Health condition
Health condition(s) or problem(s) studied:
low back pain 290439 0
Condition category
Condition code
Musculoskeletal 290963 290963 0 0
Other muscular and skeletal disorders

Study type
Description of intervention(s) / exposure
Culturally appropriate low back pain information presented as audiovisual scenarios. There are five scenarios, each 3-7 minutes long. they will be administered on a laptop computer, ipad or played on a TV screen.
This is a crossover trial - participants will be randomised to intervention/control group and crossover after post intervention testing (time 1). Washout period will be minimal - 15 minutes.
Intervention code [1] 288325 0
Other interventions
Comparator / control treatment
Traditional form of low back pain information - 'The Back Book'. The Back Book is a 23 page consumer information resource. It contains evidence based information about low back pain. It differs from the intervention in mode of delivery (brochure versus audiovisual) and style (the Back Book is information/fact based rather than presenting as an enacted scenario).
Control group

Primary outcome [1] 290943 0
Low back pain beliefs - assessed using an adapted version of the Back Pain Beliefs Questionnaire (BBQ). The BBQ has been adapted so the language is appropriate to the audience.
Timepoint [1] 290943 0
Pre-intervention and post interventions 1 and 2
Primary outcome [2] 290944 0
Perceived self-efficacy to manage low back pain - measured using a single item low back pain self-efficacy question and rating scale.
Timepoint [2] 290944 0
Pre-intervention and post interventions 1 and 2
Secondary outcome [1] 305637 0
Number of scenarios watched and number of pagers read of traditional information - as reported by participants
Timepoint [1] 305637 0
Will be assessed after each intervention. This is a crossover trial so following the intervention and following the control i.e. time 1 and time 2.
Secondary outcome [2] 305638 0
perceptions about information assessed qualitatively. Qualitative interviews will be used to determine perceptions about quality and usefulness of the resource and participant perceptions about low back pain management
Timepoint [2] 305638 0
post interventions 1 and 2

Key inclusion criteria
Aboriginal adults. Consent to participate.
Minimum age
18 Years
Maximum age
No limit
Both males and females
Can healthy volunteers participate?
Key exclusion criteria
Unable to read written English.
Inability to communicate verbally.

Study design
Purpose of the study
Educational / counselling / training
Allocation to intervention
Randomised controlled trial
Procedure for enrolling a subject and allocating the treatment (allocation concealment procedures)
Methods used to generate the sequence in which subjects will be randomised (sequence generation)
Masking / blinding
Who is / are masked / blinded?

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Recruitment status
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Recruitment in Australia
Recruitment state(s)

Funding & Sponsors
Funding source category [1] 288319 0
Government body
Name [1] 288319 0
National Health and Medical Research Council
Address [1] 288319 0
National Health and Medical Research Council
GPO Box 1421
Canberra ACT 2601
Country [1] 288319 0
Primary sponsor type
Combined Universities Centre for Rural Health, the University of Western Australia
PO Box 109
Western Australia 6531
Secondary sponsor category [1] 287036 0
Government body
Name [1] 287036 0
Geraldton Regional Aboriginal Medical Service
Address [1] 287036 0
P.O Box 4109, Rangeway, Geraldton, WA, 6530
Country [1] 287036 0

Ethics approval
Ethics application status
Ethics committee name [1] 290214 0
Western Australian Aboriginal Health Ethics Committee
Ethics committee address [1] 290214 0
Aboriginal Health Council of WA
Dilhorn House,
2 Bulwer Street
Ethics committee country [1] 290214 0
Date submitted for ethics approval [1] 290214 0
Approval date [1] 290214 0
Ethics approval number [1] 290214 0

Brief summary
Best practice management of low back pain (LBP) includes providing information that addresses misperceptions about LBP and encourages self-management. To date no LBP information has been developed for Aboriginal people. Our aim is to develop and evaluate LBP information tailored to meet the needs of Aboriginal people. We hypothesise that tailored information will improve the LBP beliefs and self-efficacy, and will be viewed more positively than a traditional form of LBP information recommended by guidelines.
Trial website
Trial related presentations / publications
Lin I, Ryder K, Coffin J, Green C, Dalgety E, Scott B, Straker L, Smith A, and O’Sullivan, P. Addressing disparities in low back pain care by developing culturally appropriate information for Aboriginal Australians: “My back on track, my future”. Pain Med 2017:pnw314.
Public notes

Principal investigator
Name 44098 0
Dr Ivan Lin
Address 44098 0
Combined Universities Centre for Rural Health
PO Box 109
western Australia 6531
Country 44098 0
Phone 44098 0
+61 8 99560200
Fax 44098 0
Email 44098 0
Contact person for public queries
Name 44099 0
Dr Ivan Lin
Address 44099 0
Combined Universities Centre for Rural Health
PO Box 109
western Australia 6531
Country 44099 0
Phone 44099 0
+61 8 99560200
Fax 44099 0
Email 44099 0
Contact person for scientific queries
Name 44100 0
Dr Ivan Lin
Address 44100 0
Combined Universities Centre for Rural Health
PO Box 109
western Australia 6531
Country 44100 0
Phone 44100 0
+61 8 99560200
Fax 44100 0
Email 44100 0

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Summary results
Have study results been published in a peer-reviewed journal?
Other publications
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Results – basic reporting
Results – plain English summary