Development of a Review-of-Systems Screening Tool for Orthopaedic Physical Therapists: Results From the Optimal Screening for Prediction of Referral and Outcome (OSPRO) Cohort

Steven Z. George, Jason M. Beneciuk, Joel E. Bialosky, Trevor A. Lentz, Giorgio Zeppieri Jr., Qinglin Pei, Samuel S. Wu
  • Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy, July 2015, Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy (JOSPT)
  • DOI: 10.2519/jospt.2015.5900

Screening tool for systems and red flag symptoms

What is it about?

This article describes the development of a standard tool that can be used to identify symptoms that may indicate the need for more thorough examination during routine outpatient physical therapy visits.

Why is it important?

This article is important because it represents an initial attempt to develop a standard screening tool from existing items previously identified in the literature. We found from our data analysis that the 97 item bank could be reduced down to 10 or 23 item screening tools, depending on the threshold for accuracy desired in identifying individuals that would respond positively to at least one of the item bank questions. This tool could be quite helpful in research and clinical settings but more research is needed.

The following have contributed to this page: Professor Steven Z George