We need YOUR friends and family….

We are interested in how the information we receive about our back affects our decision to be active or not. We are doing an experiment on it. We need 400 people to take part but we need them to NOT be readers of Body in Mind!!

So, could you please ask your friends, family, neighbours, relations, colleagues to help us out?  We would be very grateful indeed and you would know you are contributing to science!

Here is the officially approved email for recruitment:

Initial Recruitment Email/Website Invitation

As part of the Honours program at the University of South Australia School of Health Sciences, we require close to 400 adults to volunteer to take part in an online study.

The study “Low Back Pain Imaging Reporting: Considering Content to Change Cognitions” will be conducted by Honours student Yasmin Medalian and two experienced supervisors (Professor G. Lorimer Moseley & Emma Karran). The University of South Australia’s Human Research Ethics Committee has approved the project.

The purpose of the study is to investigate whether the reporting style of scans has an impact on a person’s thoughts about how safe it is to be active, following an episode of low back pain.

* The study will consist of an online questionnaire. No written responses are required.

* The study will take approximately 15 minutes or less to complete.

* Participants can withdraw from the study at any time.

* There are no foreseen risks associated with this study.

* Any personal information collected and individual responses will remain confidential, unless required by law.

If you are interested in volunteering as a study participant, please click the following link https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CPXSVF6 and complete the online study.

Your assistance will be greatly appreciated and will contribute to the final results of the Honours project.

Many thanks in advance,

Yasmin Medalian.