• Seeking Hispanic Participants: Low Back Pain Study


    Dr. Deborah McDonald is seeking volunteers to be part of a paid study. This study will explore the needs and preferences regarding lower-back pain self-management in the Hispanic population.

    This research is being done at the School of Nursing at UConn Storrs and the objective is to determine the success of technological interventions and self-management on lower back pain in Hispanic individuals.

    Participation will include:

    • Completing questionnaires about your pain

    • Watching online modules regarding low back pain

    • Participating in a virtual focus group to give feedback on the modules.

      You will receive a $50 amazon e-gift card for participating in all aspects of the study. You may be eligible for the study if you are:

    • Ages ​18-60 ​years

    • Live in or around the Connecticut area

    • Have had low back pain for at least ​3 of the last 6 months

    • Have access to the internet

    • Are ​Hispanic​ and ​Spanish-Speaking

      You may not participate in this study if you have other physical pain unrelated to chronic low back pain

      For more information, please email the HISPANIC LOW BACK PAIN STUDY at

      Link to Announcement in Spanish 

    PI: Deborah McDonald 

    SI: Jasmeen Mohammed

    UConn IRB Protocol H20-0052 Approved June 26, 2020

    For more information, contact: the study team at