Weighted mean differences in walking times for patients with intermittent claudication who participated in exercise programmes

ComparisonNo of studiesWeighted mean difference in walking times in minutes (95% CI)
*3 trials were not included in the statistical analysis because of incomplete data.
†Not significant.
Exercise v usual care or placebo3*−6.52 (4.38 to 8.67)
Exercise v angioplasty1−3.30 (2.21 to 4.39)
Exercise v antiplatelet treatment1−1.06 (0.15 to 1.97)
Exercise v surgery1−1.66 (−4.55 to 1.23)†
Exercise v pentoxifylline1−0.45 (−0.66 to −0.24)