Unsupervised walking therapy and atherosclerotic risk-factor management for patients with peripheral arterial disease: a pilot trial.

@article{Collins2007UnsupervisedWT,
  title={Unsupervised walking therapy and atherosclerotic risk-factor management for patients with peripheral arterial disease: a pilot trial.},
  author={Tracie C. Collins and Shawna L Johnson and Julianne Souchek},
  journal={Annals of behavioral medicine : a publication of the Society of Behavioral Medicine},
  year={2007},
  volume={33 3},
  pages={318-24}
}
BACKGROUND Although only a small percentage of patients with peripheral arterial disease (PAD) have claudication, many more suffer from atypical leg symptoms. PURPOSE This pilot trial evaluated a risk-factor modification program to improve walking ability in patients with PAD and leg symptoms other than intermittent claudication. METHODS Patients 18 years or older with an ankle-brachial index (ABI) of 0.50 to 0.89 completed a baseline assessment of current walking ability, physical activity… CONTINUE READING