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Table 2 Inclusion and exclusion criteria

From: The efficacy of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation on the improvement of walking distance in patients with peripheral arterial disease with intermittent claudication: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial: the TENS-PAD study

Inclusion criteria Unilateral Leriche-Fontaine stage-II PAD, admitted to a cardiovascular rehabilitation unit
Men or women
Aged 18 to 85 years
Able to take part in an outpatient rehabilitation programme
Clinically stable
Sedentary
Provided informed consent to participate in the study
Exclusion criteria Age >85 years
Ward of court
Walking disorders related to orthopaedic or neuromuscular disease
Participation in a structured physical reconditioning programme in the month before the study
Renal insufficiency requiring dialysis
Known and documented myopathy
Progressive cancer
Associated progressive disease causing a deterioration in general health
Participation in another research protocol
Skin disorder making it impossible to use TENS
Absolute contraindication to physical activity
Presence of a pacemaker/defibrillator
  1. PAD peripheral arterial disease, TENS transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation