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Low-volume exercise rehabilitation improves functional capacity and self-reported functional status of dialysis patients.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11989511     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of a program of low-volume exercise rehabilitation on the functional capacity and self-reported functional status of nonanemic dialysis patients. DESIGN: This was a controlled study in a clinical setting with a repeated measures design. Functional capacity and functional status were assessed before and after 12 wk of exercise rehabilitation or 12 wk of normal activity for two groups of dialysis patients. RESULTS: Mixed-model repeated measures analysis of variance revealed significant group by time interactions characterized by improvements for the exercise rehabilitation group alone in total walk, stair-climb, and stair-descent times of 15+/-5.8%, 22+/-11%, and 18+/-12% respectively. Self-reported walking speed, walking impairment-leg weakness, and walking impairment-shortness of breath were also observed to improve significantly for the exercise rehabilitation group alone by 15+/-13%, 25+/-11%, and 28+/-16%, respectively. CONCLUSION: Low-volume exercise rehabilitation can improve activity of daily living-related functional capacity and self-reported functional status of nonanemic dialysis patients.
T H Mercer; C Crawford; N P Gleeson; P F Naish
Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Controlled Clinical Trial; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of physical medicine & rehabilitation / Association of Academic Physiatrists     Volume:  81     ISSN:  0894-9115     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Phys Med Rehabil     Publication Date:  2002 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-05-06     Completed Date:  2002-05-23     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8803677     Medline TA:  Am J Phys Med Rehabil     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  162-7     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Exercise and Sport Science, Manchester Metropolitan University, Cheshire, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Activities of Daily Living*
Exercise / physiology
Exercise Therapy*
Exercise Tolerance / physiology
Health Status*
Kidney Diseases / physiopathology*,  therapy*
Middle Aged
Renal Dialysis*

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