What is the STarT Back Screening Tool?

  • The  Keele STarT Back Screening Tool (SBST) is a simple prognostic questionnaire that helps clinicians identify modifiable risk factors (biomedical, psychological and social) for back pain disability
  • The resulting score stratifies patients into low, medium or high risk categories
  • For each category there is a matched treatment package.
  • This approach has been shown to reduce back pain related disability and be cost-effective

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