Low-Cost Tool for Compliance and Treatment-Tracking of Low Back Pain Patients


About this study

The purpose of the study is to develop, design and implement an easy-to-use, cloud-enabled software for patients with low back pain and evaluate the effect of the system on compliance and quality of life. We hypothesize that a device which measures compliance to physical therapy regimens in patients with low back pain will increase patient participation.

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. There is no guarantee that every individual who qualifies and wants to participate in a trial will be enrolled. Contact the study team to discuss study eligibility and potential participation.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • 18 years or older
  • Diagnosis of chronic low back pain (> 3 months duration)
  • May have a current prescription for at-home exercises for chronic low back pain

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with a high likelihood of being lost to follow-up or contact
  • Patients with an inability to provide good data or follow commands
  • Patients with an inability to do mild exercise
  • Patients with a history of spine surgery that included instrumentation or hardware
  • Patients who are taking opioid medication chronically without reasonable reduction in pain

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact the study team for the most up-to-date information regarding possible participation.

Mayo Clinic Location Status Contact

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Kenton Kaufman, Ph.D.

Open for enrollment

Contact information:

Christine Huyber CCRP



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