The Keele STarT Back Screening Tool

Thinking about the last 2 weeks tick your response to the following questions:

1. My back pain has spread down my leg(s) at some time in the last 2 weeks
2. I have had pain in the shoulder or neck at some time in the last 2 weeks
3. I have only walked short distances because of my back pain
4. In the last 2 weeks, I have dressed more slowly than usual because of back pain
5. It’s not really safe for a person with a condition like mine to be physically active
6. Worrying thoughts have been going through my mind a lot of the time
7. I feel that my back pain is terrible and it’s never going to get any better
8. In general I have not enjoyed all the things I used to enjoy
9. Overall, how bothersome has your back pain been in the last 2 weeks?

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