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Table 1 (Clinical scoring: Majeed et al)

From: Management outcomes in pubic diastasis: our experience with 19 patients

Patient ability score
Pain  
Intense, continuous at rest 0 to 5
Intense with activity 10
Tolerable, but limits activity 15
With moderate activity, abolished by rest 20
Mild, intermittent, normal activity 25
Slight, occasional or no pain 30
Maximum 30
Sitting  
Painful 0 to 4
Painful if prolonged or awkward 6
Uncomfortable 8
Free 10
Maximum 10
Sexual intercourse  
Painful 0 to 1
Painful if prolonged or awkward 2
Uncomfortable 3
Free 4
Maximum 4
Walking aids  
Bedridden or almost 0 to 2
Wheelchair 4
Two crutches 6
Two sticks 8
One stick 10
No sticks 12
Maximum 12
Gait unaided  
Cannot walk or almost 0 to 2
Shuffling small steps 4
Gross limp 6
Moderate limp Slight limp 8 10
Normal 12
Maximum 12
Walking distance  
Bedridden or few metres 0 to 2
Very limited time and distance 4
Limited with sticks, difficult without 6
prolonged standing possible  
One hour with a stick 8
One hour without sticks, slight pain or limp 10
Normal for age and general condition 12
Maximum 12
Functional outcome (total score)  
Excellent 78 to 80
Good 70 to 77
Fair 60 to 69
Poor <60