The Keele STarT Back Screening Tool


Introduction

The KeeLe STarT Back Screening Tool (SBST) is a brief validated tool, designed to screen primary care patients with low back pain for prognostic indicators that are relevant to initial decision making. This test helps clinicians and physiotherapist to group patients into three categories of potential risk of poor outcome of the treatment or management programme (thus resulting in persistent disabling symptoms) - low, medium and high-risk.


This test is mostly concerned with a psychological aspect of the spinal disorder.


Instructions: Please answer the following 9 questions


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