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Quality of life and exercise rehabilitation in end stage renal disease.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16491995     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Using a qualitative approach, this study explored the perceptions of individuals with end stage renal disease (ESRD) regarding their physical, emotional, and social well-being after having participated in an eight-week hospital-based intra-dialytic exercise program. Individual semi-structured interviews (approximately 60 min. duration) were conducted with hemodialysis (HD) patients (n= 7) during their regular dialysis sessions, two weeks immediately following the completion of the exercise program. Interviews were audio-taped, transcribed verbatim, and content analysis was used to identify emerging themes. Data management was assisted by NVivo software. Using the interpretive paradigm, three primary themes emerged: improved performance in activities of daily living (ADL), positive change in HD experience, and enhanced sense of control. Participants reported an overall positive experience with the intra-dialytic exercise program and felt that their quality of life was enhanced to such an extent that they would choose to continue exercising while on HD.
Carrie D Kolewaski; M Christina Mullally; Trisha L Parsons; Margo L Paterson; Edwin B Toffelmire; Cheryl E King-VanVlack
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Evaluation Studies; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  CANNT journal = Journal ACITN     Volume:  15     ISSN:  1498-5136     ISO Abbreviation:  CANNT J     Publication Date:    2005 Oct-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-02-22     Completed Date:  2006-03-28     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100959352     Medline TA:  CANNT J     Country:  Canada    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  22-9     Citation Subset:  N    
School of Rehabilitation Therapy, Queens University, Kingston, Ontario.
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MeSH Terms
Activities of Daily Living
Adaptation, Psychological
Attitude to Health*
Exercise Therapy*
Health Status
Internal-External Control
Kidney Failure, Chronic / etiology,  psychology*,  rehabilitation*
Mental Health
Middle Aged
Models, Psychological
Nursing Methodology Research
Physical Endurance
Program Evaluation
Qualitative Research
Quality of Life / psychology*
Renal Dialysis / psychology

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