Medicine use following a neck or back injury

Have you recently experienced neck or back pain following a road traffic crash or other injury?

We need your input for a research study about people’s experiences of using medicines after injury. Participate by telephone from home!


To explore people’s experiences of medicine use for a neck or lower back injury incurred following an injury.

Type of volunteers needed:

  • Over 18 years old
  • Experienced neck or back pain as a result of an injury within the past 12 months
  • Visited a GP OR attended an Emergency Department, but not admitted
  • Used a prescription or over-the-counter medicine for this neck or back injury, and
  • Fluent in English

Individuals are not eligible to participate if another, more serious, injury such as a broken bone was experienced; or if you have had neck or back pain for longer than twelve months.

What is involved?

A phone interview for up to 40 minutes, at a time convenient to you. Everything you say will be completely confidential and anonymous. Read the participant information sheet (PDF, 98.1 KB).

What’s in it for me?

Participants who complete the interview will receive a $20 gift voucher to thank them for their contribution.

We cannot guarantee or promise that you will receive any additional benefits from this research; however your time, experience, and feedback will likely benefit others who experience neck or back pain from an injury. Gaining a more in-depth understanding of people’s experiences will help guide development of the better treatment options to improve recovery.

How can I volunteer or find out more?

Read the study brochure (PDF, 135.9 KB).

People interested in participating or learning more about the study can contact Ms Sarah Robins, Research Assistant, on email or call 07 3346 4812 or Dr Jane Nikles on email or 0408 599 033