EXERCISE REHABILITATION OF YOUNGER AND OLDER CLAUDICANTS

Project: Research project

Description

The effects of age and exercise intensity of physical conditioning on
claudication pain symptoms and leg circulation of patients with
intermittent claudication will be examined. It is hypothesized that (1)
older patients (greater than 70 years of age) will have greater disease
severity, and greater relative improvements in claudication pain and leg
circulation following 4 months of exercise rehabilitation than younger
patients (greater than 60 years of age), and (2) the improvements of both
age groups will be greater following a rehabilitation program that uses
higher exercise intensity (70% of walking capacity) that a program that
uses lower intensity (40% of walking capacity)> The clinical significance
of these anticipated findings is the exercise rehabilitation becomes more
effective in the treatment of claudication pain as patients age, and a
program should consist of exercise at higher rather than lower intensity
for greater improvements in claudication pain and leg circulation, which
may circumvent disease progression to more serious endpoints.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date3/15/941/31/00

Funding

  • National Institutes of Health
  • National Institutes of Health
  • National Institutes of Health: $77,055.00
  • National Institutes of Health
  • National Institutes of Health: $75,733.00

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Exercise Therapy
Pain
Leg
Exercise
Walking
Disease Progression
Rehabilitation
Intermittent Claudication
Age Groups
Therapeutics