GLA:D Back Australia: improving self-management of people with persistent or recurrent low back pain through the implementation of evidence-based patient education and exercises. A feasibility study

  • Fernandez, Matt (Primary Chief Investigator)
  • French, Simon (Supervisor)

    Project: Other

    Project Details


    Low back pain is the leading cause of years lived with a disability worldwide. International guidelines for the management of this condition recommending people to remain active and to use exercise as first line care, yet many patients receive care that either lacks high-quality evidence or conflicts with guideline recommendations. The aim of this project is to introduce and evaluate the feasibility of implementation of the GLA:D Back program for the first time in Australia, attempting to address poor guideline implementation, and the promotion of self-management via education and supervised exercise. Our research plan is to investigate the feasibility and acceptability of delivery of the program. Data from this project will provide essential feasibility information for an NHMRC application for a fully powered randomised controlled trial (RCT).
    Short titleGLA:D Back Australia
    Effective start/end date1/01/1931/12/19