Online STarTBack Calculator

Thinking about the last 2 weeks please answer the following questions:

Q1. My back pain has spread down my leg(s) at some time in the last 2 weeks
Q2. I have had pain in the shoulder or neck at some time in the last 2 weeks
Q3. I have only walked short distances because of my back pain
Q4. In the last 2 weeks, I have dressed more slowly than usual because of back pain
Q5. It’s not really safe for a person with a condition like mine to be physically active
Q6. Worrying thoughts have been going through my mind a lot of the time
Q7. I feel that my back pain is terrible and it’s never going to get any better
Q8. In general I have not enjoyed all the things I used to enjoy
Q9. Overall, how bothersome has your back pain been in the last 2 weeks?
Total Score


Results interpretation:

Total score of:EMIS codeSystmOne codeSNOMED codes
3 or less suggest LOW RISK OF CHRONICITY38GA1Xac48Concept ID: 945621000000107
Description ID: 2418721000000118
4 or more AND Subscore of 3 or less suggests MEDIUM RISK OF CHRONICITY38GA2Xac49Concept ID: 45641000000100
Description ID: 2418731000000116
4 or more AND Subscore of 4 or more suggests HIGH RISK OF CHRONICITY38GA0Xac47Concept ID: 45601000000103
Description ID: 2418711000000112
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