The Quebec Back Pain Disability Scale


Introduction

The Quebec Back Pain Disability Scale (QBPDS) is a questionnaire specifically developed to measure the level of functional disability in patients with lower back pain. This questionnaire aims to assess how the back pain is affecting the life of an individual suffering from this condition.


People with back problems will frequently have difficulties in performing some of their daily activities. The scale is reliable measure and a valid tool used for monitoring the progress of individual patients participating in treatment or rehabilitation programs. It can be used to assess the evolution of the lower back pain and the disability. The questionnaire can be repeated at any time.


The score achieved should be discussed with relevant medical professional and physiotherapist.


Instructions: Please answer the following 20 questions


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