Illness beliefs and walking behavior after revascularization for intermittent claudication: a qualitative study.


PURPOSE Patients with peripheral artery disease (PAD) are recommended to increase physical activity to reduce cardiovascular risk. Vascular intervention (surgery or angioplasty) treats the symptom (intermittent claudication), but not the underlying cardiovascular disease. This study aims to explore the beliefs and physical activity behavior of patients with… (More)
DOI: 10.1097/HCR.0000000000000046