Document Detail

Self-Reported Physical Activity in Patients on Chronic Hemodialysis: Correlates and Barriers.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  25247245     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Background and Aims: The knowledge of the barriers that are associated with decreased physical activity (PA) in patients on chronic hemodialysis (PCH) may be of primary importance for the nephrologists. Thus, we aimed to assess the barriers associated with the absent or reduced PA in PCH of a Mediterranean country. Methods: Patients were invited to answer the question 'How often do you exercise during your leisure time?'. Also, patients included in the study were asked to answer questions regarding barriers to physical activity lower than desired. Results: We studied 105 patients. Forty (38.1%) patients reported to never exercise, 6 (5.7%) reported to exercise less than once/week, 4 (3.8%) once/week, 23 (21.9%) two to three times/week, 12 (11.4%) four to five times/week and 20 (19%) daily. Overall, 46 (43.8%) patients never exercised or exercised less than once/week ('inactive') and 59 (56.2%) did exercise more often ('active'). At the multivariate analysis, reduced walking ability, fatigue on the non-dialysis days, and shortness of breath were independently and negatively associated with PA. The same results were found when the reduced model of the multivariate logistic backward regression was built introducing in the model also clinical and laboratory variables. Conclusion: In PCH, fatigue on the non-dialysis days, reduced walking ability, and shortness of breath are barriers independently associated to decreased PA. Knowledge about the causes and mechanisms that generate these barriers has to be acquired. © 2014 S. Karger AG, Basel.
Maurizio Bossola; Valentina Pellu; Enrico Di Stasio; Luigi Tazza; Stefania Giungi; Pier Eugenio Nebiolo
Related Documents :
3562205 - Autonomic nervous control of the heart rate during isometric exercise in normal man.
18810105 - The effects of submaximal contractions on an lsokinetic test session.
3214805 - The anrep effect: an intrinsic myocardial mechanism.
1509225 - Neuromuscular electrical stimulation and voluntary exercise.
19046725 - Hormonal responses to marathon running in non-elite athletes.
18296975 - One repetition maximum prediction models for children using the omni rpe scale.
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2014-9-17
Journal Detail:
Title:  Blood purification     Volume:  38     ISSN:  1421-9735     ISO Abbreviation:  Blood Purif.     Publication Date:  2014 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-9-23     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  2014-9-24    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8402040     Medline TA:  Blood Purif     Country:  -    
Other Details:
Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  24-29     Citation Subset:  -    
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Previous Document:  One-step gas-solid reaction synthesis of W@WS2 nanorattles and their novel catalytic activity.
Next Document:  Relationship Between Depression and Physical Activity, Disability, Burden, and Health-Related Qualit...