Title page for ETD etd-11152013-040449

Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Bostian, Allen M.
URN etd-11152013-040449
Title Aerobic exercise training for patients suffering from intermittent claudication
Degree Master of Science
Department Health and Physical Education
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
William G. Herbert Committee Chair
Don R. Sebolt Committee Member
Janet L. Walberg Committee Member
  • Exercise therapy
Date of Defense 1986-04-05
Availability restricted
Nine patients with intermittent claudication diagnosed at least 6 months before this investigation were evaluated to determine the effects of walking exercise on serum lactate accumulation (HLa, mmol-l -l), ankle pressure index (API), total treadmill time (sec), and onset of leg pain (sec) in the most severely diseased limb. Subjects were evaluated via

a functional walking tolerance test before participation in a thrice weekly exercise program lasting 6 weeks. Post-treatment, the participants were re—evaluated on an identical walking test. Measurements of HLa accumulation and API were taken at rest and immediately following termination of the treadmill test.

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