Effect of intradialytic progressive resistance exercise on physical fitness and quality of life in maintenance haemodialysis patients.
Nurs Open. 2020 Nov ;7(6):1945-1953. Epub 2020 Aug 21. PMID: 33072380
Purpose: To investigate the impact of intradialytic progressive resistance exercise (IPRE) on physical fitness and quality of life in maintenance haemodialysis (MHD) patients.
Methods: Subjects were allocated randomly to the exercise group received IPRE and the control group underwent a haemodialysis session alone. Outcomes measured were including physical fitness ascertained by 6-min walk test, sit-to-stand 10 test and handgrip strength. Kidney Disease Quality of Life Instrument was used to assess the quality of life, and also recorded the adverse event at each exercise session.
Results: A total of 87 patients were analysed: 43 in the exercise group and 44 in the control group. After 12 weeks, there were significant improvements in physical fitness and past of the dimension of the scale in the exercise group.
Conclusions: IPRE can improve the physical fitness and quality of life in patients underwent MHD with no serious adverse events or safety issues.