International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 4, Issue 4, Part F (2018)
Effect of intradialytic exercise on fatigue among patients undergoing hemodialysis at selected hospital, Coimbatore
The study was to assess the effect of intradialytic exercise on fatigue among patients undergoing hemodialysis at selected hospital, Coimbatore. Non randomized quasi experimental pretest- posttest control group design was adopted in this study. By using purposive sampling technique 34 samples were selected in both experimental and control group. Intradialytic exercises were demonstrated to the patients and continued to practice for four weeks during hemodialysis. The duration of total exercise was 15 minutes performed after the first hour of hemodialysis. At the end of four weeks, post test was done using Iowa fatigue scale. The result shows that there was a significant difference in the level of fatigue among experimental and control group after intradialytic exercise (t=6.88, p=0.001). There was a significance difference in the level of fatigue in experimental group before and after intradialytic exercise (t=12.58, p=0.001). Hence, it was concluded that intradialytic exercise is an effective intervention in reducing the level of fatigue among patients undergoing hemodialysis.
How to cite this article:
Merline MS, R Deepa, Dr. T Nirmala. Effect of intradialytic exercise on fatigue among patients undergoing hemodialysis at selected hospital, Coimbatore. Int J Appl Res 2018;4(4):394-397.