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The effect of the physical and mental exercises during hemodialysis on fatigue: a controlled clinical trial.

Motedayen Z, Nehrir B, Tayebi A, Ebadi A, Einollahi B - Nephrourol Mon (2014)

Bottom Line: The experimental group participated in a intradialytic training program twice a week for two months.The program was designed by a senior expert in physical education.The scores of fatigue decreased significantly from the beginning through two months after intervention in the experiment group.

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Affiliation: Nephrology and Urology Research Center, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, IR Iran ; School of Nursing, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, IR Iran.

ABSTRACT

Background: Despite regular treatment by hemodialysis, patients on hemodialysis are affected by uremic syndrome, which is marked by fatigue. Fatigue is supposed as the most common and the most severe symptom ever reported by patients with chronic kidney disease.

Objectives: This controlled study aimed to evaluate the effect of intradialytic physical and mental exercises on fatigue in patients on hemodialysis.

Patients and methods: A total of 66 patients on long-term hemodialysis were selected via purposive sampling and were assigned to two groups, namely, control and experimental groups. The experimental group participated in a intradialytic training program twice a week for two months. The program was designed by a senior expert in physical education. Their fatigue was measured via a fatigue severity scale questionnaire before as well as one and two months after the intervention in both groups.

Results: The mean of the fatigue score within the research units was 42.37. Overall, 42.2% and 56.1% of the participants experienced medium and severe fatigue, respectively. The scores of fatigue decreased significantly from the beginning through two months after intervention in the experiment group.

Conclusions: With respect to the findings of the study, this method of treatment is recommended due to being cost efficient, easy, applicable, and flexible for alleviating the effect of fatigue on the personal, psychological, and social aspects of life quality in patients on hemodialysis.

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Mentions: Medium and sever fatigue were detected in 42.4% and 56.1% of the subjects, respectively. Although there was a significant difference between the fatigue scores before and after the intervention in the experimental group, such a difference was not detected in the control group (Figure 1). The findings concerning the comparison of frequency and mean of the fatigue scores before and after the intervention in the study groups are shown in Table 2.


The effect of the physical and mental exercises during hemodialysis on fatigue: a controlled clinical trial.

Motedayen Z, Nehrir B, Tayebi A, Ebadi A, Einollahi B - Nephrourol Mon (2014)

Trend of Fatigue Scores Changes in Control and Experimental Groups
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fig12195: Trend of Fatigue Scores Changes in Control and Experimental Groups
Mentions: Medium and sever fatigue were detected in 42.4% and 56.1% of the subjects, respectively. Although there was a significant difference between the fatigue scores before and after the intervention in the experimental group, such a difference was not detected in the control group (Figure 1). The findings concerning the comparison of frequency and mean of the fatigue scores before and after the intervention in the study groups are shown in Table 2.

Bottom Line: The experimental group participated in a intradialytic training program twice a week for two months.The program was designed by a senior expert in physical education.The scores of fatigue decreased significantly from the beginning through two months after intervention in the experiment group.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Nephrology and Urology Research Center, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, IR Iran ; School of Nursing, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, IR Iran.

ABSTRACT

Background: Despite regular treatment by hemodialysis, patients on hemodialysis are affected by uremic syndrome, which is marked by fatigue. Fatigue is supposed as the most common and the most severe symptom ever reported by patients with chronic kidney disease.

Objectives: This controlled study aimed to evaluate the effect of intradialytic physical and mental exercises on fatigue in patients on hemodialysis.

Patients and methods: A total of 66 patients on long-term hemodialysis were selected via purposive sampling and were assigned to two groups, namely, control and experimental groups. The experimental group participated in a intradialytic training program twice a week for two months. The program was designed by a senior expert in physical education. Their fatigue was measured via a fatigue severity scale questionnaire before as well as one and two months after the intervention in both groups.

Results: The mean of the fatigue score within the research units was 42.37. Overall, 42.2% and 56.1% of the participants experienced medium and severe fatigue, respectively. The scores of fatigue decreased significantly from the beginning through two months after intervention in the experiment group.

Conclusions: With respect to the findings of the study, this method of treatment is recommended due to being cost efficient, easy, applicable, and flexible for alleviating the effect of fatigue on the personal, psychological, and social aspects of life quality in patients on hemodialysis.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus