Aberdeen Back Pain Scale (ABPS)

Garratt AM; Ruta Danny A


Basic description

An Extended-ABPS also exists


Garratt AM; Ruta Danny A

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To measure health status in patients with Low Back Pain
Therapeutic area
  • Pathological Conditions, Signs and Symptoms
  • Psychological Phenomena
  • Musculoskeletal and Neural Physiological Phenomena
Therapeutic indication
  • Back Pain
  • Pain
Type of Clinical Outcome Assessment (COA)
  • pro PRO
Original language(s)
  • English for the UK
3 translation(s)
Bibliographic reference(s) of the original questionnaire

Bibliographic reference of the ABPS:

Ruta DA, Garratt AM, Wardlaw D, Russell IT. Developing a valid and reliable measure of health outcome for patients with low back pain. Spine. 1994 Sep 1;19(17):1887-96 (Abstract)

Bibliographic reference of the Extended ABPS:

Williams NH, Wilkinson C, Russell IT. Extending the Aberdeen Back Pain Scale to include the whole spine: a set of outcome measures for the neck, upper and lower back. Pain. 19621 Dec;94(3):261-74

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