Chronic Back Pain Study
Dr. Brenna Bath from the School of Rehabilitation Science, University of Saskatchewan, and her research team are investigating patient experiences of accessing health care for low back pain who live in rural, remote and urban areas.
Must be a Saskatchewan resident between 18 and 80 years old, and have been experiencing low back pain for 3 months or more.
You will be asked to complete a short questionnaire on your general health and demographic information as well as a one-on-one online or phone interview to discuss your experiences living with chronic back pain. Interviews will be 30-60 minutes long and participants will receive an honorarium ($50) in appreciate for their time.
The information you share will help them to better understand your personal experiences with back pain (both positive and negative), and ways they might be able to measure and understand future changes to improve access to healthcare in your community.
Your information will be combined with information shared by others from across Saskatchewan who have also experienced low back pain, as well as health care providers who treat back pain. They plan to share their findings with policy and decision makers, with the hope of improving access to healthcare services for you and other residents of Saskatchewan.