Development and Reliability of the Modified Tool for Assessment of Diastasis Recti


Authors : Dr. Pradnya Vinayak. Mesta; Dr. Shyam D. Ganvir

Volume/Issue : Volume 6 - 2021, Issue 12 - December

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DRA is the separation of the abdominal muscles at the linea alba, which can occur after childbirth. DRA may occur as the result of continuous transverse tension on the linea alba and is generally seen among postmenopausal women, and in women during pregnancy. At the moment limited studies exist that assess the different methods for measuring diastasis recti, with the most common method used for the evaluation of the width being is the ‘finger - palpation’ method, many claim it being “unreliable”. Ultrasound measurements being the gold standard but method is very expensive. Hence, a new method was developed for accuracy, which is reliable and even cost effective.In this study the intra-rater reliability of the modified tool for assessment of diastasis recti was investigated.

Keywords : Diastasis Recti, inter-recti distance, digital nylon caliper, tracing paper, post-partum women

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