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Personalised Prognostic Models to Improve Well-being and Return to Work After Neck and Low Back Pain

Objective

Neck and low back pain (NLBP) are leading causes for years lived with disability in Europe and worldwide. About 70% of all adults experience NLBP at some point in their lives, and both conditions are among the top ten in terms of overall disease burden expressed as disability adjusted life years. Management of NLBP is a difficult challenge for healthcare professionals since their decisions have a decisive impact on the patient’s future health and welfare, as well as on the economic burden on the public and private healthcare systems. However, health professionals often lack appropriate information to tailor the management and follow-up of individual patients and to predict the outcome of a certain treatment. At European level, diverse research initiatives are undergoing at this moment for tackling NLBP from diverse angles, including biomarkers (PainOmics), pain self-management (selfBACK), lifestyle and workplace conditions (AHA), or patients stratification (STarT Back). Back-UP project provides a wider vision of NLBP, bringing together the research groups that are leading these and other innovative approaches to create a prognostic model to underpin more effective and efficient management of NLBP based on the digital representation of multidimensional clinical information and on simulations of the outcomes of possible interventions. Patient-specific models will provide a personalised evaluation of the patient case, using multidimensional health data from the following sources: personal, health, psychological, behavioural, and socioeconomic factors related to NLBP; biological patient characteristics, including musculoskeletal structures and function, and molecular data; and workplace and lifestyle risk factors. Back-UP will provide health, well-being and economic benefits to different user profiles (clinicians, employers / insurance companies and patients) and will create a channel for sharing information during the rehabilitation and return to work process.

Call for proposal

H2020-SC1-2017-CNECT-2
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

INSTITUTO DE BIOMECANICA DE VALENCIA
Address
Camino De Vera Edificio 9C Universidad Politecnica De Valencia
46022 Valencia
Spain
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 509 493,75

Participants (13)

THE UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 146 355
Address
Firth Court Western Bank
S10 2TN Sheffield
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
GMV SOLUCIONES GLOBALES INTERNET SAU
Spain
EU contribution
€ 320 887,50
Address
Calle Isaac Newton 11 Parque Tecnologico De Madrid
28760 Tres Cantos Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PARMA

Participation ended

Italy
EU contribution
€ 7 655
Address
Via Universita 12
43100 Parma
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EMPIRICA GESELLSCHAFT FUR KOMMUNIKATIONS UND TECHNOLOGIEFORSCHUNG MBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 433 537,50
Address
Oxfordstrasse 2
53111 Bonn
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NORGES TEKNISK-NATURVITENSKAPELIGE UNIVERSITET NTNU
Norway
EU contribution
€ 649 240
Address
Hogskoleringen 1
7491 Trondheim
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PADOVA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 208 377,50
Address
Via 8 Febbraio 2
35122 Padova
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ROESSINGH RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 491 405
Address
Roessinghsbleekweg 33
7522 AH Enschede
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
GENOS DOO ZA VJESTACENJE I ANALIZU
Croatia
EU contribution
€ 759 850
Address
Vatrogasna 112
31000 Osijek
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
KAROLINSKA INSTITUTET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 133 217,50
Address
Nobels Vag 5
17177 Stockholm
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CENTRALNY INSTYTUT OCHRONY PRACY
Poland
EU contribution
€ 107 092,50
Address
Czerniakowska 16
00 701 Warszawa
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITY OF KEELE ROYAL CHARTER
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 435 935
Address
Keele University Finance Dpt
ST5 5BG Keele
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
MUTUA DE ACCIDENTES DE TRABAJO Y ENFERMEDADES PROFESIONALES DE LA SEGURIDAD SOCIAL N 11
Spain
EU contribution
€ 202 327,50
Address
Calle Sancho Y Gil Num 2 Y 4
50001 Zaragoza
Activity type
Other
UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 724 766,25
Address
Woodhouse Lane
LS2 9JT Leeds
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments