|Edinburgh Claudication Questionnaire|
|Written by G. Firman MD|
|Wednesday, 11 May 2016 07:50|
The Edinburgh Claudication Questionnaire has been shown to be 91 percent specific and 99 percent sensitive for diagnosing intermittent claudication in symptomatic patients.
Edinburgh Claudication Questionnaire
It is composed of a series of six questions and a pain diagram that are self-administered by the patient. A positive classification for peripheral vascular disease requires the indicated responses for all questions.
*- Definite claudicant = pain in calf.
†- Atypical claudication = pain in thigh or buttock (in the absence of calf pain).
If these criteria are fulfilled, a definite claudicant is one who indicates pain in the calf, regardless of whether pain is also marked in other sites; a diagnosis of atypical claudication is made if pain is indicated in the thigh or buttock, in the absence of any calf pain. Subjects should not be considered to have claudication if pain is indicated in the hamstrings, feet, shins, joints or appears to radiate, in the absence of any pain in the calf.
Created Jul 04, 2016
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