Quality-of-life assessment as an outcomes measure in critical limb ischemia

Olamide Alabi, Matthew Roos, Gregory Landry, Gregory Moneta

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

24 Scopus citations


Critical limb ischemia (CLI) is a diagnosis plagued by significant comorbidity and high mortality rates. Overall survival remains poor in this population regardless of the procedure-related success as demonstrated by freedom from amputation, intervention, and patency. The literature has traditionally focused on physician-centered and lesion-centered outcomes with regards to limb salvage procedures, but there remains a relative paucity of studies of CLI patients describing patient-centered outcomes such as quality of life (QoL), independent living, and ambulation status. Review of the available literature indicates patients do not always experience significant gains in their QoL after limb salvage interventions, despite reasonable graft patency, amputation-free survival, and limb salvage rates. Further research is required using QoL tools in a measurable and clinically relevant fashion to guide optimal quality care that maximizes patient-centered outcomes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)571-578
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of vascular surgery
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


Dive into the research topics of 'Quality-of-life assessment as an outcomes measure in critical limb ischemia'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this