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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Telehealth to Improve Functional Status and Quality of Life in Veterans with PAD
Principal Investigator:

Jorge A. Gutierrez

Location: Durham, NC
Congressional District Code: 1
Research Service: Health Services R&D
Project Period: May 2021 - April 2026
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $151,101
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


The present study aims to increase Veteran access to supervised exercise therapy and expand its role in improving functional status, quality of life, and cardiovascular risk profile of Veterans with PAD. To accomplish these goals, we will use the VA Telehealth service to deploy a remotely accessible supervised exercise training program and evaluate whether a telehealth-based intervention can improve walking performance, quality of life, and ultimately cardiac risk in Veterans with PAD. The impet...

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