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Table 2 Recommended tools for assessment of pain, functional and disability impact related to LBP

From: French good practice guidelines for medical and occupational surveillance of the low back pain risk among workers exposed to manual handling of loads

Assessed dimension Recommended tool
Pain Visual analogue scale (VAS) [34]
Work-related factors for prolonged disability Örebro Musculoskeletal Screening Pain Questionnaire (OMPSQ) [16]
Functional disability Roland-Morris questionnaire [32]
Dallas Pain Questionnaire [20]
Oswestry Disability Index [9]
Quebec Back Pain Disability Scale [36]
SF-36 quality life questionnaire [21]
Worker beliefs concerning the link between LBP and work Fear Avoidance Belief Questionnaire (FABQ) work-subscale [11]