H.J.P Fokkenrood

Innovative strategies for
intermittent claudication

towards a stepped care approach and new outcome measures



 A 3-month SET program increases the number of patients achieving the ACSM/AHA public health minimum recommendations for physical activity (PA). The general focus of increasing solely walking capacity seems ancillary to other elements of supervision. Further research is needed to determine the optimal content of a SET program. In concert with the interest in factors such as sedentary activities and cardiovascular event risks, exercise behavior and PA might be included as outcome parameter in future PAD research and eventually clinical practice.