Evaluating the effects of designed exercise program on mean of activity tolerance in hemodialysis patients

Hadian jazi, Zahra. and Aliasghar pour, Mansoureh. (2012) Evaluating the effects of designed exercise program on mean of activity tolerance in hemodialysis patients. journal of shahrekord university of medical sciences, 14 (5).

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Abstract

Background and aims: Hemodialysis patients have reduced physical capacity for various reasons resulting in increased dependence on others. This study was conducted to detect the effectiveness of a designed exercise program on mean of activity tolerance in hemodialysis patients. Methods: In an experimental study, 25 hemodialysis patients from three hospitals of Tehran University of Medical Sciences were selected in 2010. The patients in the experimental group (n=12) followed a designed exercise program, 3 days per week, which lasted for 8 weeks. The subjects in the experimental group had to exercise for 20 minutes immediately after the dialy session followed by a 10-minute bed rest and deep slow breathing with their closed eyes. The control group (n=13) did not receive any exercise program. The Fatigue Severity Scale (FSS) questionnaire and a checklist were used three times: before the exercise program and four and eight weeks after the exercise program. Results: Eight weeks after the exercise program, the control group experienced moderate fatigue while the experimental group experienced mild fatigue the difference was significant (P=0.003) and the average tolerance time in the first month increased from 17.77 to 18.15 minutes, although this difference was not significant (P=0.4). Conclusion: Walking exercise is almost free and safe for decreasing fatigue and increasing the average time of activity tolerated in hemodialysis patients. In order to improve the patients' care and quality of life, nurses should identify the strategies of decreasing fatigue.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Activity tolerance, Fatigue, Exercise, Hemodialysis, Walking
Subjects: WA Public Health
WJ Urogenital System
Divisions: Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery
Reserach Vice-Chancellar Department > Journal of Shahrekord University of Medical Sciences
Reserach Vice-Chancellar Department > Medical Plants Research Center
Depositing User: zahra bagheri .
Date Deposited: 19 Sep 2017 04:13
Last Modified: 19 Feb 2018 05:08
URI: http://eprints.skums.ac.ir/id/eprint/5330

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