The walking impairment questionnaire: an effective tool to assess the effect of treatment in patients with intermittent claudication.

@article{Nicola2009TheWI,
  title={The walking impairment questionnaire: an effective tool to assess the effect of treatment in patients with intermittent claudication.},
  author={Saskia P A Nicola{\"i} and Lotte M Kruidenier and Ellen V. Rouwet and Kirsten Graffius and Martin H. Prins and Joep A. W. Teijink},
  journal={Journal of vascular surgery},
  year={2009},
  volume={50 1},
  pages={89-94}
}
OBJECTIVE Assessment of walking distance by treadmill testing is the most commonly used method to evaluate the effect of treatment in patients with peripheral arterial disease. However, treadmill testing is time consuming, relatively expensive, and does not adequately reflect real life functional ability. We hypothesized that the Walking Impairment Questionnaire (WIQ) could be an alternative tool to assess objective improvement in functional walking ability of patients with intermittent… CONTINUE READING

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