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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-SC1-2016-2017

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Sub call

H2020-SC1-2017-CNECT-2

Coordinator

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

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Region
Este Comunitat Valenciana Valencia/València
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (14)

THE UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD

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United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 146 355,00
Address
Firth Court Western Bank
S10 2TN Sheffield

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Region
Yorkshire and the Humber South Yorkshire Sheffield
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
GMV SOLUCIONES GLOBALES INTERNET SAU
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 320 887,50
Address
Calle Isaac Newton 11 Parque Tecnologico De Madrid
28760 Tres Cantos Madrid

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Region
Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PARMA

Participation ended

Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 7 655,00
Address
Via Universita 12
43100 Parma

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Region
Nord-Est Emilia-Romagna Parma
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
EMPIRICA GESELLSCHAFT FUR KOMMUNIKATIONS UND TECHNOLOGIEFORSCHUNG MBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 433 537,50
Address
Oxfordstrasse 2
53111 Bonn

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Nordrhein-Westfalen Köln Bonn, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
NORGES TEKNISK-NATURVITENSKAPELIGE UNIVERSITET NTNU
Norway
Net EU contribution
€ 649 240,00
Address
Hogskoleringen 1
7491 Trondheim

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Region
Norge Trøndelag Trøndelag
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PADOVA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 208 377,50
Address
Via 8 Febbraio 2
35122 Padova

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Region
Nord-Est Veneto Padova
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
ROESSINGH RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT BV
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 491 405,00
Address
Roessinghsbleekweg 33
7522 AH Enschede

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Oost-Nederland Overijssel Twente
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
GENOS DOO ZA VJESTACENJE I ANALIZU
Croatia
Net EU contribution
€ 678 741,25
Address
Vatrogasna 112
31000 Osijek

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Hrvatska Panonska Hrvatska Osječko-baranjska županija
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

SVEUCILISTE U SPLITU, PRIRODOSLOVNO-MATEMATICKI FAKULTET
Croatia
Net EU contribution
€ 81 108,75
Address
Rudera Boskovica 33
21000 Split

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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
KAROLINSKA INSTITUTET
Sweden
Net EU contribution
€ 133 217,50
Address
Nobels Vag 5
17177 Stockholm

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Region
Östra Sverige Stockholm Stockholms län
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
CENTRALNY INSTYTUT OCHRONY PRACY - PANSTWOWY INSTYTUT BADAWCZY
Poland
Net EU contribution
€ 107 092,50
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITY OF KEELE ROYAL CHARTER
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 435 935,00
Address
Keele University Finance Dpt
ST5 5BG Keele

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Region
West Midlands (England) Shropshire and Staffordshire Staffordshire CC
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
MUTUA DE ACCIDENTES DE TRABAJO Y ENFERMEDADES PROFESIONALES DE LA SEGURIDAD SOCIAL N 11
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 202 327,50
Address
Calle Sancho Y Gil Num 2 Y 4
50001 Zaragoza

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Noreste Aragón Zaragoza
Activity type
Other
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 724 766,25
Address
Woodhouse Lane
LS2 9JT Leeds

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Region
Yorkshire and the Humber West Yorkshire Leeds
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00