Keele STarT Back Screening Tool

No

Yes

Has your back pain spread down your leg(s) at some time in the last 2 weeks

Have you had pain in the shoulder or neck at some time in the last 2 weeks

Have you only walked short distances because of your back pain

In the last 2 weeks, have you dressed more slowly than usual because of back pain

Do you think it’s not really safe for a person with a condition like yours to be physically active

Have worrying thoughts been going through your mind a lot of the time

Do you feel that your back pain is terrible and it’s never going to get any better

In general have you stopped enjoying all the things you usually enjoy?

 

Overall, how bothersome has your back pain been in the last 2 weeks?

Not at all

Slightly

Moderately

Very much

Extremely