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What is the EXERT study?


We are seeking volunteers to participate in a study to increase our understanding of the effects of aerobic arm or treadmill exercise on leg pain, walking capability, and quality of life in people with claudication.

  • The goal of the study is to understand how
    people with claudication respond to different
    types of exercise.
  • Exercise participants receive supervised exercise
    training three times per week for 12 weeks.
  • Exercise tests to examine changes in
    claudication symptoms will be supervised
    by a cardiologist.


The study is funded by the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute of the NIH. Dr. Diane Treat-Jacobson, associate professor, at the University of Minnesota School of Nursing is leading the study.