Abbreviations

ABI

ankle-brachial index

ACD

absolute claudication distance

AHRQ

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

ASA

acetylsalicylic acid (aspirin)

CI

confidence interval

CLI

critical limb ischemia

COT

claudication onset time

CV

cardiovascular

CVA

cerebrovascular accident

DAPT

Dual antiplatelet therapy

EffSE

standard error of effect

ES

effect size

HR

hazard ratio

IC

intermittent claudication

ICD

initial claudication distance

IDDM

insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus

KQ

key question

LDL

low-density lipoprotein

m

meters

MI

myocardial infarction

min

minute

mo

month/months

MWD

maximal walking distance

MWT

maximal walking time

NA

not applicable

NIDDM

noninsulin-dependent diabetes mellitus

NR

not reported

OR

odds ratio

PAD

peripheral artery disease

PAQ

Peripheral Artery Questionnaire

PFWD

pain-free walking distance

PICOTS

population, intervention, comparator, outcome, timing, setting

PTA

percutaneous transluminal angioplasty

PWD

peak walking distance

PWT

peak walking time

QOL

quality of life

RCT

randomized controlled trial

RR

risk ratio

SD

standard deviation

sec

second/seconds

SF-36®

short-form (36) health survey

SFA

superficial femoral artery

SOE

strength of evidence

TEP

Technical Expert Panel

TWD

total walking distance

WIQ

Walking Impairment Questionnaire

wk

week/weeks

yr

year/years