What is the study about?
The ELECT registry researches the disease intermittent claudication (IC). This disease is caused by narrowing of the arteries of the leg. This study investigates if the location of the narrowing affect the effectiveness of the treatment (supervised exercise therapy).
What is expected from me when I participate in the study?
All subjects in this study get the regular care. This means that you get the same treatment as when you didn’t participate in this research. The only addition is a short questionnaire that consist of 9 questions is. This questionnaire is conducted by mail or telephone at 1, 2, and 5 year after study initiation.
When you decide to participate in the research you have to sign a consent form. Hereby you give use permission to see your medical dossier. As a result, we are given the possibility to obtain information necessary for our study. When information in your medical dossier isn’t of interest in our study, this information will not be requested.
Why do patients participate in studies?
Patients take part in clinical research studies for a variety of reasons. Some volunteer to participate because they want to learn more about their disease. Others volunteers may participate because they want to help researchers learn more about a disease so that it may help them and others in the future.
Can I leave the study once it has started?
Study participation is completely voluntary. You can can end your participation at any time, for any reason. You are not required to give this reason.
How can I participate in the study?
Ask your vascular surgeon whether you qualify to take part in the ELECT registry.