Twelve-months follow-up of supervised exercise after percutaneous transluminal angioplasty for Intermittent claudication: A randomised clinical trial
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Original versionBø, E., Hisdal, J., Cvancarova, M., Stranden, E., Jørgensen, J. J., Sandbæk, G., . . . Bergland, A. (2013). Twelve-Months Follow-up of Supervised Exercise after Percutaneous Transluminal Angioplasty for Intermittent Claudication: A Randomised Clinical Trial. International journal of environmental research and public health, 10(11), 5998-6014. doi:10.3390/ijerph10115998 http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ijerph10115998
The aim of this study was to explore the effects during 12 months follow-up of 12 weeks of supervised exercise therapy (SET) after percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) compared to PTA alone on physical function, limb hemodynamics and health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in patients with intermittent claudication. Fifty patients were randomised to an intervention or a control group. Both groups received usual post-operative care and follow-up measurements at three, six and 12 months after PTA. The intervention group performed 12 weeks of SET after PTA. The control group did not receive any additional follow-up regarding exercise. During the 12 months’ follow-up, the members of the intervention group had significantly better walking distance than the control group. The intervention group had a significantly higher HRQoL score in the physical component