Patient perceptions of an evaluative and educational app for older adults with chronic low back pain

Takeaway

  • Older adults with chronic low back pain (CLBP) reported that the app had high usability, provided useful information about potentially harmful interventions and facilitated communication with their health care providers.

Why this matters

  • CLBP is often unresolved in older adults and is associated at times with unnecessary interventions, this point of care tool can support evaluation and education of people to potentially reduce unnecessary / harmful interventions.