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Oswestry score


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A rating scale developed in 1980 at the Institute of Orthopaedics in Oswestry, Wales (UK), for assessment of disability associated with low back pain. The scale includes items on intensity of pain, self-care ability, lifting, walking, sitting, standing, sleeping, sex life, social life, and travel, each scored from 1 to 6, with highest scores indicating maximum disability.

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