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Table 1 Patient characteristics (n = 62) at assessment.

From: The AMC Linear Disability Score (ALDS): a cross-sectional study with a new generic instrument to measure disability applied to patients with peripheral arterial disease

Characteristics Mean (± sd) or median (range) or n (%)
Gender, male 44 (71%)
Age 68.4 (± 11.4)
Risk factors  
   Diabetes mellitus 22 (35%)
   Hypertension 44 (71%)
   Current or former smoker 51 (82%)
   Renal failure 16 (26%)
   Hypercholesterolemia 15 (24%)
   History of coronary artery disease 23 (37%)
   History of stroke 12 (19%)
Fontaine stage  
   II; intermittent claudication 26 (42%)
   III or IV; critical limb ischemia 36 (58%)
Definitive treatment  
   Conservative 15 (24%)
   Endovascular revascularization 36 (58%))
   Surgical revascularization 8 (13%)
   Amputation 3 (5%)
ABI at rest
(in patients with CLI)
0.35 (0-0.59)
Decrease ABI after exercise
(in patients with IC)a
0.28 (0.09-0.55)
Toe pressure mmHg
(in patients with CLI)
19 (0-67)
ALDS 71 (± 17)
VascuQol total 3.7 (± 1.3)
  1. aIndicates difference in ABI before and after exercise