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Assessment of intermittent claudication: a comparison of questionnaire, visual analogue scale and subjective estimate information with post-exercise ankle-brachial pressure index.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10583336     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In order to assess two simple methods of evaluation of claudication, a standard questionnaire and visual analogue scale, a comparison was made between them and the post-exercise pressure index used as a gold standard. Fifty-eight consecutive stable claudicants were recruited to the study, 51/58 having arterial insufficiency according to post-exercise pressure measurements. Both methods appeared to correlate rather poorly with post-exercise pressures. Thus visual analogue scale cannot be used alone to assess walking tolerance but as it offers qualitative information it may be used to supplement pressure measurements in the assessment of incapacity caused by intermittent claudication.
T Peräkylä; H Lindholm; M Lepäntalo
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical physiology (Oxford, England)     Volume:  19     ISSN:  0144-5979     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Physiol     Publication Date:  1999 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-12-28     Completed Date:  1999-12-28     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8309768     Medline TA:  Clin Physiol     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  445-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Surgery, Division of Vascular Surgery, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Helsinki, Finland.
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MeSH Terms
Ankle / physiopathology
Arm / physiopathology
Blood Pressure
Exercise / physiology
Intermittent Claudication / physiopathology*
Middle Aged
Pain Measurement
Self Assessment (Psychology)
Severity of Illness Index*

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