STarT Back screening tool

STarT Back screening tool

  • The STarT Back screening tool is for healthcare providers to screen people with low back pain for prognostic indicators relevant to initial decision making.
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The STarT Back tool by Keele University aims to help healthcare providers categorise back pain patients into 3 categories: low, medium and high risk. Healthcare providers can then provide treatment or intervention suitable for each subgroup of patients to improve outcomes.  

There are 9 questions in the screening tool. Click on the image to access the tool.

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  1. Start Back(external link) Keele University, UK

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