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dc.contributor.authorNielsen, Mandy
dc.contributor.authorJull, Gwendolen
dc.contributor.authorHodges, Paul W
dc.description.abstractPeople with low back pain (LBP) seek education and information from the Internet. Existing LBP websites are often of poor quality, and disparities have been identified between patient and health-care provider evaluations of LBP websites. This study aimed to identify health-care provider perspectives on desirable content for a proposed LBP website and how this information should be presented. It complements an earlier study of LBP patient (consumer) perspectives. A qualitative descriptive study, encompassing focus groups and telephone interviews, was conducted with 42 health-care professionals practising in the LBP field. Four categories of information were identified: explaining LBP; treatment and management options; myth-busting information; and communication with health-care professionals. Presentation preferences included: use of visual media; interactivity; and useability and readability. Comparison with the consumer study identified differences with regard to: depth and breadth of diagnostic and treatment information; provision of lay person experiences and stories; and capacity for consumer-to-consumer interaction online. Views of both consumers and health-care providers are critical when developing an online LBP resource. Failure to address the needs of both stakeholder groups diminishes the potential of the resource to improve consumer outcomes.en_US
dc.publisherCSIRO Publishingen_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalAustralian Journal of Primary Healthen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchMedical and Health Sciencesen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchStudies in Human Societyen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPsychology and Cognitive Sciencesen_US
dc.titleDesigning an online resource for people with low back pain: Health-care provider perspectivesen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articlesen_US
dcterms.bibliographicCitationNielsen, M; Jull, G; Hodges, PW, Designing an online resource for people with low back pain: Health-care provider perspectives, Australian Journal of Primary Health, 2016, 22 (2), pp. 159-166en_US
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