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One-year effect of a supervised exercise programme on functional capacity and quality of life in peripheral arterial disease.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22804715     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
PURPOSE: Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is a chronic, progressive disease with a significant cardiovascular and cerebrovascular risk burden and a considerable impact on functional capacity and quality of life (QoL). Exercise programmes result in significant improvements in walking distances but long-term effects are uncertain. The aim of this study was to assess the one-year effects of participation in a 12-week supervised exercise programme on functional capacity and QoL for PAD patients.
METHODS: Patients were randomly allocated to a control (n = 16) or an exercise (n = 28) group. Data regarding functional capacity (Walking Impairment Questionnaire WIQ), disease-specific QoL (Intermittent Claudication Questionnaire ICQ) and generic QoL (SF-36) were collected at baseline, 12 weeks and 1 year.
RESULTS: At 12 weeks, there was a trend towards improved QoL in both groups, with a tendency for greater improvement in the exercise group (p = 0.066) and a trend towards improved functional capacity (WIQ Stair-climbing p = 0.093) in the exercise group. At 1 year, ICQ scores in the exercise group were considerably better than those in the control group (p = 0.058), reflecting improved QoL and maintenance of benefits.
CONCLUSIONS: Participation in a supervised exercise programme results in improvements in functional capacity and QoL at 1 year post-participation.
Authors:
Marie Guidon; Hannah McGee
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2012-07-18
Journal Detail:
Title:  Disability and rehabilitation     Volume:  35     ISSN:  1464-5165     ISO Abbreviation:  Disabil Rehabil     Publication Date:  2013 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-01-25     Completed Date:  2013-05-09     Revised Date:  2013-07-03    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9207179     Medline TA:  Disabil Rehabil     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  397-404     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
School of Physiotherapy, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Dublin, Ireland. mguidon@rcsi.ie
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Activities of Daily Living*
Aged
Aged, 80 and over
Exercise Therapy / methods*
Female
Humans
Intermittent Claudication / physiopathology*
Male
Middle Aged
Outcome and Process Assessment (Health Care)
Peripheral Arterial Disease / physiopathology,  therapy*
Quality of Life*
Questionnaires
Statistics, Nonparametric
Time Factors
Walking
Comments/Corrections
Comment In:
J Vasc Nurs. 2013 Jun;31(2):92-3   [PMID:  23683768 ]

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