Effect of intradialytic physical activity on the quality of life, biological parameters and sleep in hemodialysis patients

Gallot* Mélanie, Rieth Nathalie, Ganea Alexandre
2019 Journal of Clinical Nephrology  
Many side effects, in addition to those of the pathology itself, have occurred with hemodialysis treatment but existing literature have shown that physical activity is benefi cial to hemodialysis patients. Nevertheless, our parameters have not been studied enough with a resistance training program. In our study we have observed the effect of a 12-week intradialytic resistance training program (T0 vs T12) on the quality of life using the KDQOL-SF questionnaire, blood samples biological
more » ... and sleep using the Epworth scale and the International restless legs syndrome study group scale. The resistance training program consists of 3 sessions per week and involved lower extremities thanks to elastic band and soft ball. After the training program, the quality of life score trend to the increase at T12 compared to T0. Among the biological parameters, the only trend decrease observed was in the C-reactive protein and a trend increase was observed in urea at T12. Dialysis effi ciency presented no changes and no signifi cant results were observed for sleep. Some trends were observed as a result of our program. The type of exercise seems to have different effects on measured parameters. Nevertheless, exercise was benefi cial to chronic hemodialysis patients and seemed to improve their health.
doi:10.29328/journal.jcn.1001044 fatcat:u4om3vg4gzfvrdig4abuygqw64