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2020 Sep 09

JMIR Rehabil Assist Technol



Usability and Acceptability of an App (SELFBACK) to Support Self-Management of Low Back Pain: Mixed Methods Study.


Nordstoga A L, Bach K, Sani S, Wiratunga N, Mork P J, Villumsen M, Cooper K
JMIR Rehabil Assist Technol. 2020 Sep 09; 7(2):e18729.
PMID: 32902393.


Self-management is the key recommendation for managing nonspecific low back pain (LBP). However, there are well-documented barriers to self-management; therefore, methods of facilitating adherence are required. Smartphone apps are increasingly being used to support self-management of long-term conditions such as LBP.