LARS: Lower Back Support

LARS contributes to the optimization of the shared decision making process for the best choice of treatment for a patient with chronic lower back pain. The combination of evidence-based decision support with patient preferences promises to substantially improve personalized care and effect of treatment.


The aim is to develop, in co-creation with clients with chronic low back pain and physiotherapists, a web-based tool for choosing the best possible treatment that is applicable to and usable in primary care practice.


A feasible, usable and acceptable eHealth tool to support informed shared decision making by offering treatment recommendations to physiotherapists and patients, based on patient characteristics (stratified care).


01 April 2022 - 30 September 2024


LARS follows the four phases of the CeHRes Roadmap: contextual inquiry, value specification of stakeholders, prototype development in co-creation and the actual introduction, adoption, and employment of LARS in physiotherapeutical practice.

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