MOBile Instruction for Low Back Pain (MOBIL)

2016-05-20 11:23:22 | BioPortfolio


The purpose of this project is to measure the impact of a short educational session on outcomes for patients consulting in primary care for low back pain. Subjects will be patients consulting to their primary care provider for a primary complaint and new episode of low back pain. They will be randomized to receiving the educational tool versus usual care (information only without an educational component) in the clinic immediately prior to seeing their PCP. Patients will be followed for a 6-month period, and outcome measures will be collected and compared across both groups.


Patients that arrive for an initial evaluation for low back pain will be randomized to either receive the video education via an application (app) on a tablet computer, or usual care (which consists of information in the form of a handout but no further education prior to seeing the Primary Care Provider - PCP). To control for exposure to the tablet computer, subjects in both groups will use the tablet computer to fill out the self-reported outcome measures.

This will all take place while the patient is waiting to see their PCP, who will be blinded to the educational intervention that the patient received. After enrollment and completion of baseline outcome measures and surveys, the subject will be randomized to one of the 2 arms, receive the intervention, and then proceed to have their appointment with their PCP. The appointment with the PCP will proceed per usual care standards, with no additional research interventions. The subjects will be contacted for a follow-up at 1 and 6 months for assessment of self-reported outcomes measuring pain, function, and disability. We will also abstract healthcare utilization from claims data and compare variables of healthcare use between both groups over the 6-month period following enrollment (radiographs, MRIs, prescription opioids, and specialty referrals).

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Double Blind (Caregiver, Outcomes Assessor), Primary Purpose: Treatment


Low Back Pain


Educational Video Application


Brooke Army Medical Center
San Antonio
United States




Brooke Army Medical Center

Results (where available)

View Results


Published on BioPortfolio: 2016-05-20T11:23:22-0400

Clinical Trials [2243 Associated Clinical Trials listed on BioPortfolio]

Impact of Pre-operative Pain Education Video on Spinal Post-operative Opioid Medication Use

The purpose of this project is to assess the impact of an educational video on the use of prescription opioid medication during a 6-month period following spine surgery. Subjects will be r...

A Patient Education Video Program for Post-Operative Recovery After Upper Extremity Surgery

Adult patients undergoing elective outpatient, upper extremity, orthopedic surgeries will be randomized to view one of two educational programs: 1) a 2-video series regarding post-operativ...

The Influence of an Educational Intervention in the Beliefs and Attitudes of Primary Care Professionals

Aim: The primary aim of this project is to identify the fear-avoidance beliefs and attitudes of primary care physicians and nurses towards the treatment of chronic nonspecific low back pai...

An Educational and Exercise Program as Secondary Prevention of Recurrent Lower Back Pain in Healthcare Workers

At Lyon University Medical Center, back problems are the leading cause of sick leave. The course of lower back pain is usually relatively short (recovery occurs within 4 to 6 weeks in 90% ...

An Educational HIV Pre-Test Counseling Video Program for Off Hours Testing in the ED: A Randomized Control Trial

This study compared the educational effectiveness of a ten-minute pre-test counseling video with the usual practice of a session with an HIV counselor.

PubMed Articles [11496 Associated PubMed Articles listed on BioPortfolio]

The effect of Kinesio® taping on pain, functionality, mobility and endurance in the treatment of chronic low back pain: A randomized controlled study.

Low back pain is one of the most important causes of morbidity.

The Back Belief Questionnaire is efficient to assess false beliefs and related fear in low back pain populations: A transcultural adaptation and validation study.

According to the fear avoidance model, beliefs and thoughts can modify the outcome of patient with low back pain. The Back Belief Questionnaire (BBQ)-a 14 items scale-assesses these consequences of lo...

The effects of a brief educational intervention on medical students' knowledge, attitudes and beliefs towards low back pain.

Knowledge, attitudes and beliefs towards low back pain (LBP) can significantly impact a health care provider's clinical decision making. Several studies have investigated interventions designed to cha...

Differences in Pain Processing Between Patients with Chronic Low Back Pain, Recurrent Low Back Pain, and Fibromyalgia.

The impairment in musculoskeletal structures in patients with low back pain (LBP) is often disproportionate to their complaint. Therefore, the need arises for exploration of alternative mechanisms con...

Low back pain and disability in individuals with plantar heel pain.

Lack of response to plantar heel pain (PHP) treatment may be related to unmanaged low back pain (LBP) and low back dysfunction, but a relationship between LBP and PHP has not been established. The pur...

Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions

The storing or preserving of video signals for television to be played back later via a transmitter or receiver. Recordings may be made on magnetic tape or discs (VIDEODISC RECORDING).

A condition of persistent pain and discomfort in the BACK and the LEG following lumbar surgery, often seen in patients enrolled in pain centers.

Pain associated with OBSTETRIC LABOR in CHILDBIRTH. It is caused primarily by UTERINE CONTRACTION as well as pressure on the CERVIX; BLADDER; and the GASTROINTESTINAL TRACT. Labor pain mostly occurs in the ABDOMEN; the GROIN; and the BACK.

Used with articles which include video files or clips, or for articles which are entirely video.

This discipline concerns the study of SEXUALITY, and the application of sexual knowledge such as sexual attitudes, psychology, and SEXUAL BEHAVIOR. Scope of application generally includes educational (SEX EDUCATION), clinical (SEX COUNSELING), and other settings.

More From BioPortfolio on "MOBile Instruction for Low Back Pain (MOBIL)"

Quick Search

Relevant Topics

Pain Disorder
Pain is a feeling (sharp or dull) triggered in the nervous system which can be transient or constant. Pain can be specific to one area of the body eg back, abdomen or chest or more general all over the body eg muscles ache from the flu. Without pain ...

Pain is defined by the International Association for the Study of Pain as “an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage or described in terms of such damage”. Some illnesses can be excruci...

An anesthesiologist (US English) or anaesthetist (British English) is a physician trained in anesthesia and perioperative medicine. Anesthesiologists are physicians who provide medical care to patients in a wide variety of (usually acute) situations. ...

Searches Linking to this Trial