Frequently Asked Questions
What kind of questions are on the comprehensive health questionnaire?
The comprehensive health questionnaire is designed to give your doctor with a complete picture of your health and spine problems. It asks questions about:
- Medical history - conditions, illnesses and surgeries
- General health habits - exercise, smoking, drug use
- Basic demographic information - age, gender, ethnic background, marital status, education
- Previous spine treatments - surgeries, physical therapy, medications
- Employment status
- Length of symptoms
- Location and severity of your pain
- Pain and functional levels
When you are treated at the OHSU Spine Center, we ask you to complete follow-up questionnaires from time to time. The questions measure your pain and function level. This helps your doctor track your progress, see how well treatment is working and make sure you receive the best care.
How do I access the comprehensive health questionnaire?
To complete a health questionnaire you must be a patient at the OHSU Spine Center and receive an email or letter telling you it is time to complete the questionnaire.
If you have problems, please call our Health Questionnaire Help Line: 503 494-4425
How do I reset my password?
If you need to reset your password:
- Email a request to firstname.lastname@example.org (be sure to include your username)
- Call our Health Questionnaire Help Line: 503 494-4425
When will I be asked to complete follow-up questionnaires?
If you are treated at the OHSU Spine Center, we ask you to complete follow-up questionnaires from time to time. The questions help you and your doctor track your progress. After you start treatment or have surgery, you receive questionnaires at three, six, 12 and 24 months. If you have not started treatment, you receive questionnaires at appointments that are more than six weeks apart.
How will my doctor use the information from my health questionnaire?
Your doctor uses the information from your health questionnaire to guide your treatment. By tracking changes in your pain and function levels, even between appointments, we know if your treatment is effective or we need to make changes.