H.J.P Fokkenrood

Innovative strategies for
intermittent claudication

towards a stepped care approach and new outcome measures



 An incremental graded treadmill protocol in IC patients reflects outside walking best compared to a patient's estimated walking distance or a non-graded protocol. The wide intra-variability in walking distances might be responsible for the poor agreement between walking distance on a treadmill and outside walking. Future research should focus on walking behavior over prolonged periods of time and patient-reported outcomes of perceived disability and burden of disease.