Volunteer to Test a Low Back Pain Physical Activity App

Researchers in the schools of Computing Science & Digital Media and Health Sciences at RGU are looking for volunteers to take part in a study evaluating an app aimed at increasing physical activity in people with low back pain. If you are aged over 18, have low back pain (6 weeks duration or longer), can walk unaided and own an android smartphone, they would like to hear from you.

The research will involve wearing a wristband to monitor step count and using a smartphone app providing you with personalised feedback and motivational messages. The research is being carried out by a team of researchers from the Schools of Computing Science & Digital Media and Health Sciences at RGU. The research is part of a larger study “SELFBACK – A decision support system for self-management of low back pain”, led by Professor P J Mork from the Norwegian University of Science & Technology, and funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme. The School of Health Sciences (RGU) Research Review Group has approved this study. Research participants will also be entered into a prize draw for a tablet.

What do I do now?

We would be happy to answer any questions you may have. If you are interested in taking part, please contact us at:
Kay Cooper
Email: k.cooper@rgu.ac.uk / Telephone: 01224 262677 or at Freepost address:
Attn: Kay Cooper (SELFBACK), School of Health Sciences, FREEPOST AB313, Mailroom Riverside East, Robert Gordon
University, Garthdee Road, Aberdeen, AB10 7GJ

A member of the research team will then contact you to discuss the study further, and if you are still interested in taking part a date and time for you to come to RGU for the initial session will be arranged. Please remember you are free to withdraw from the study at any time. Thank you for considering taking part in this research study.