Table 1

 The IPEC disability scale

Motor score: Gait
    0. Normal
    1. Abnormal but can walk independently
    2. Abnormal and dependent on eventual unilateral support
    3. Abnormal and dependent on permanent unilateral support
    4. Abnormal and dependent on eventual bilateral support
    5. Abnormal and dependent on permanent bilateral support
    6. Abnormal, dependent on permanent bilateral support, and occasional use of a wheelchair (WC)
    7. Permanent use of a WC, stands up, and remains upright without support
    8. Permanent use of a WC, uses arms to stand up, and remains upright without support
    9. Permanent use of a WC, needs assistance from others to stand up and remain upright with
    support
    10. Permanent use of a WC, unable to stand up, exhibits voluntary movements of the lower limbs
    when seated
    11. Permanent use of WC, unable to stand up, and does not have any voluntary movements of the
    lower limbs
Motor score: Running
    0. Runs
    1. Unable to run
Motor score: Climbing stairs
    0. Climbs
    1. Climbs only when holding the handrail
    2. Unable to climb
Motor score: Jumping
    0. Jumps on one or two feet
    1. Jumps on two feet, but not with only one
    2. Jumps on two feet only with hand support
    3. Unable to jump
Spasticity score: Clonus
    0. Absent
    1. Only induced by the examiner
    2. Spontaneous
Spasticity score: Flexor/extensor spasms
    0. Absent
    1. Present
Sensory score: Paresthesias
    0. Absent
    1. Present, eventually
    2. Present, permanently
Sensory score: Lumbar and/or lower limb pain
    0. Absent
    1. Present, eventually
    2. Present during most of the day
Sphincter score: Bladder control
    0. Total
    1. Urgency
    2. Eventual incontinence or retention
    3. Use of permanent catheter or regular use of relieve catheter
Sphincter score: Bowel continence
    0. Normal
    1. Constipation
    2. Incontinence or total retention, needs manual extraction or enemas
Total: 0–29