Prediction of the Effect of Training on the Walking Tolerance in Patients With Intermittent Claudication
T Jonason, I Ringqvist
The possibility of predicting the effect of training on the walking tolerance in intermittent claudication has been studied. After three months of supervised training in 54 patients, the maximal walking distance (MWD) increased by 67% and the painfree walking distance (PFD) by 91%. The analysis of the relation between tested background variables and the effect of training showed covariation only in 14% of the increase in MWD and in 19% of the increase in PFD. The possibility of predicting the effect of training on the walking tolerance in the individual patient with intermittent claudication is limited.
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