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2022 Mar 15

JMIR Mhealth Uhealth



An Educational and Exercise Mobile Phone-Based Intervention to Elicit Electrophysiological Changes and to Improve Psychological Functioning in Adults With Nonspecific Chronic Low Back Pain (BackFit App): Nonrandomized Clinical Trial.


Sitges C, Terrasa JL, García-Dopico N, Segur-Ferrer J, Velasco-Roldán O, Crespí-Palmer J, González-Roldán A M, Montoya P
JMIR Mhealth Uhealth. 2022 Mar 15; 10(3):e29171.
PMID: 35289758.


Concomitant psychological and cognitive impairments modulate nociceptive processing and contribute to chronic low back pain (CLBP) maintenance, poorly correlated with radiological findings. Clinical practice guidelines recommend self-management and multidisciplinary educational and exercise-based interventions. However, these recommendations are based on self-reported measurements, which lack evidence of related electrophysiological changes. Furthermore, current mobile health (mHealth) tools for self-management are of low quality and scarce evidence. Thus, it is necessary to increase knowledge on mHealth and electrophysiological changes elicited by current evidence-based interventions.