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Polestriding Versus Walking for Subjects With Poor Leg Circulation

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Eileen G. Collins, University of Illinois
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00719355
First received: July 17, 2008
Last updated: February 7, 2013
Last verified: February 2013
Results First Received: May 15, 2012  
Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized;   Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study;   Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment;   Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor);   Primary Purpose: Treatment
Condition: Peripheral Arterial Disease
Interventions: Behavioral: Walking with poles
Behavioral: Walking exercise

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Recruitment Details
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Patients were recruited at University of Illinois at Chicago, the Edward Hines Jr., VA Hospital, through radio and print advertising. 146 patients were enrolled in the study and 103 were randomized.

Pre-Assignment Details
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Patients were screened prior to randomization. Patients were disqualified from the study due to coronary arterial disease, they changed their mind, other medical reasons or it was found that they did not have periphaeral arterial disease.

Reporting Groups
  Description
Walking With Poles Patients exercised using walking poles, 3 times weekly for 24 weeks.
Traditional Walking Group Patients exercised for 24 weeks as part of a traditional walking training group.

Participant Flow:   Overall Study
    Walking With Poles     Traditional Walking Group  
STARTED     51     52  
Completed 6 Weeks     49     48  
Completed 12 Weeks     43     46  
Completed 24 Weeks     34     43  
Completed 32 Weeks     33     39  
COMPLETED     33     39  
NOT COMPLETED     18     13  
Death                 0                 1  
Medical                 14                 5  
Compliance                 4                 6  
Moved                 0                 1  



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Population Description
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Reporting Groups
  Description
Walking With Poles Patients exercised using walking poles, 3 times weekly for 24 weeks.
Traditional Walking Group Patients exercised for 24 weeks as part of a traditional walking training group.
Total Total of all reporting groups

Baseline Measures
    Walking With Poles     Traditional Walking Group     Total  
Number of Participants  
[units: participants]
  51     52     103  
Age  
[units: participants]
     
<=18 years     0     0     0  
Between 18 and 65 years     17     22     39  
>=65 years     34     30     64  
Age  
[units: years]
Mean ± Standard Deviation
  71.4  ± 9.1     68.0  ± 8.5     69.7  ± 8.9  
Gender  
[units: participants]
     
Female     4     3     7  
Male     47     49     96  
Region of Enrollment  
[units: participants]
     
United States     51     52     103  



  Outcome Measures
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1.  Primary:   Length of Exercise Duration on the Treadmill Constant Work Rate Exercise Test   [ Time Frame: Baseline and 24 weeks ]

2.  Secondary:   Onset of Claudication Pain During Constant Work Rate Treadmill Test   [ Time Frame: At 24 weeks ]


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  Limitations and Caveats
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Limitations of the study, such as early termination leading to small numbers of participants analyzed and technical problems with measurement leading to unreliable or uninterpretable data
Due to the small number of women in the trial, results cannot be generalized to women.


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Certain Agreements:  
All Principal Investigators ARE employed by the organization sponsoring the study.


Results Point of Contact:  
Name/Title: Eileen G. Collins PhD, RN
Organization: University of Illinois at Chicago
phone: 312-413-5621
e-mail: ecollins@uic.edu


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Responsible Party: Eileen G. Collins, University of Illinois
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00719355     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2004-0477, R01NR008877
Study First Received: July 17, 2008
Results First Received: May 15, 2012
Last Updated: February 7, 2013
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government