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BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2011 Feb 25;12:51. doi: 10.1186/1471-2474-12-51.

Written online situational feedback via mobile phone to support self-management of chronic widespread pain: a usability study of a Web-based intervention.

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Faculty of Nursing, Oslo University College, Oslo, Norway. olof-birna.kristjansdottir@su.hio.no.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

This pretrial study aimed to develop and test the usability of a four-week Internet intervention delivered by a Web-enabled mobile phone to support self-management of chronic widespread pain.

METHODS:

The intervention included daily online entries and individualized written feedback, grounded in a mindfulness-based cognitive behavioral approach. The participants registered activities, emotions and pain cognitions three times daily using the mobile device. The therapist had immediate access to this information through a secure Web site. The situational information was used to formulate and send a personalized text message to the participant with the aim of stimulating effective self-management of the current situation. Six women participated and evaluated the experience.

RESULTS:

The intervention was rated as supportive, meaningful and user-friendly by the majority of the women. The response rate to the daily registration entries was high and technical problems were few.

CONCLUSION:

The results indicate a feasible intervention. Web-applications are fast becoming standard features of mobile phones and interventions of this kind can therefore be more available than before.

TRIAL REGISTRATION NUMBER:

ClinicalTrials.gov: NCT01236209.

PMID:
21352516
PMCID:
PMC3050782
DOI:
10.1186/1471-2474-12-51
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