About the Authors

Ben Darlow

Roles Conceptualization, Funding acquisition, Investigation, Methodology, Project administration, Supervision, Writing – original draft

ben.darlow@otago.ac.nz

Affiliation Department of Primary Health Care and General Practice, University of Otago, Wellington, New Zealand

James Stanley

Roles Conceptualization, Data curation, Formal analysis, Funding acquisition, Methodology, Visualization, Writing – review & editing

Affiliation Biostatistical Group, University of Otago, Wellington, New Zealand

Sarah Dean

Roles Conceptualization, Funding acquisition, Methodology, Writing – review & editing

Affiliation University of Exeter Medical School, College of Medicine and Health, University of Exeter, Exeter, United Kingdom

J. Haxby Abbott

Roles Conceptualization, Formal analysis, Funding acquisition, Methodology, Writing – review & editing

Affiliation Department of Surgical Sciences, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand

Sue Garrett

Roles Data curation, Investigation, Methodology, Writing – review & editing

Affiliation Department of Primary Health Care and General Practice, University of Otago, Wellington, New Zealand

Ross Wilson

Roles Formal analysis, Visualization, Writing – review & editing

Affiliation Department of Surgical Sciences, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand

Fiona Mathieson

Roles Conceptualization, Funding acquisition, Methodology, Writing – review & editing

Affiliation Department of Psychological Medicine, University of Otago, Wellington, New Zealand

Anthony Dowell

Roles Conceptualization, Funding acquisition, Methodology, Project administration, Supervision, Writing – review & editing

Affiliation Department of Primary Health Care and General Practice, University of Otago, Wellington, New Zealand

Competing Interests

I have read the journal's policy and the authors of this manuscript have the following competing interests: BD, FM, TD were part of the team that originally developed the FREE approach (intervention studied in this trial). BD has received personal fees outside of the submitted work from Tu Ora Compass Health and the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners for general practitioner musculoskeletal training. SD has received personal fees outside of the submitted work from the Behaviour Change Taxonomy project; the taxonomy was used to map the intervention behaviour change strategies. All other authors have declared that no competing interests exist.