IMPALA Implementation of smartphone-apps in physiotherapeutic primary care
Non-specific lower back pain is a major health problem. Smartphone-apps integrated in physiotherapeutic primary care have the potential to support patients in self-management and adherence to physical activity- and exercise recommendations. Unfortunately, the possibilities of these apps remain largely unused in practice. In IMPALA we want to use implementation science to improve the use of smartphone apps in lower back pain.
The aim of IMPALA is to develop, implement and evaluate theory-based, context-specific implementation strategies for the use of smartphone apps in physiotherapeutic primary care for patients with non-specific low back pain.
After completion, a summary of the results of the project can be found here.
This research is funded by NWO.
08 March 2022 - 07 March 2027
After selection of the best available apps, an implementation strategy is developed that fits the context. This strategy will be implemented within primary care physiotherapy and its implementation effect will then be evaluated.