The Edinburgh Claudication Questionnaire

(Leng & Fowkes 1992)

If you think you might have intermittent claudication try answering the following questions:


1. Do you get pain or discomfort in your legs when you walk?

(If you answered 'no' to this question you do not have intermittent claudication and do not need to continue with the rest of the questions.)

2. Does the pain ever begin when you are standing still or sitting?

3. Do you get this pain if you walk uphill or when you hurry?

4. Do you get this pain when you walk at an ordinary pace on the level?

5. Does this pain disappear when you rest for less than 10 minutes?


If you answered yes, no, yes, yes, yes then you probably do have intermittent claudication and should seek medical advice at your earliest opportunity.