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

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 777090

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 January 2018

  • End date

    31 December 2020

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.1.5.

  • Overall budget:

    € 5 130 140

  • EU contribution

    € 5 130 140

Coordinated by:

INSTITUTO DE BIOMECANICA DE VALENCIA

Spain

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.
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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

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 146 355

GMV SOLUCIONES GLOBALES INTERNET SAU

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 320 887,50

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PARMA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 7 655

EMPIRICA GESELLSCHAFT FUR KOMMUNIKATIONS UND TECHNOLOGIEFORSCHUNG MBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 433 537,50

NORGES TEKNISK-NATURVITENSKAPELIGE UNIVERSITET NTNU

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 649 240

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PADOVA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 208 377,50

ROESSINGH RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 491 405

GENOS DOO ZA VJESTACENJE I ANALIZU

Croatia

EU Contribution

€ 759 850

KAROLINSKA INSTITUTET

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 267 967,50

CENTRALNY INSTYTUT OCHRONY PRACY - PANSTWOWY INSTYTUT BADAWCZY

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 107 092,50

UNIVERSITY OF KEELE

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 435 935

MUTUA DE ACCIDENTES DE TRABAJO Y ENFERMEDADES PROFESIONALES DE LA SEGURIDAD SOCIAL N 11

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 202 327,50

UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 590 016,25

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 777090

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 January 2018

  • End date

    31 December 2020

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.1.5.

  • Overall budget:

    € 5 130 140

  • EU contribution

    € 5 130 140

Coordinated by:

INSTITUTO DE BIOMECANICA DE VALENCIA

Spain