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American Journal of Nursing Research. 2018, 6(5), 263-272
DOI: 10.12691/ajnr-6-5-7
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Impact of Intradialytic Rehabilitation Program on General Health of Chronic Kidney Disease Patients

Marwa Mohammad Abd Elbaky1, Safaa Mohammed Zaki2, Naglaa Mohammed Amin3 and Rasha Mohammed Nagib Ali4,

1Lecturer of Critical Care Nursing, Faculty of Nursing, Minia University, Egypt

2DLecturer of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, Faculty of Nursing, Minia University, Egypt

3Lecturer of Community Health Nursing, Faculty of Nursing, Minia University, Egypt

4Lecturer of Nursing Administration, Faculty of Nursing, Minia University

Pub. Date: July 02, 2018

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Marwa Mohammad Abd Elbaky, Safaa Mohammed Zaki, Naglaa Mohammed Amin and Rasha Mohammed Nagib Ali. Impact of Intradialytic Rehabilitation Program on General Health of Chronic Kidney Disease Patients. American Journal of Nursing Research. 2018; 6(5):263-272. doi: 10.12691/ajnr-6-5-7


Background: CKD patients received intradialytic rehabilitation program developed improvement in their general health. Exercise also improve solute removal which increase the HD efficiency. Aim: to evaluate the impact of intradialytic rehabilitation program on general health of CKD patients. Design: Quasi experimental. Setting: The study conducted at hemodialysis unit of Minia urology hospital. Sampling: 60 patients divided in two groups 30 for each. Results: more than half of both groups were female. More than half of both group were diabetic and hypertensive. Mean age of both groups were (39.73 ± 8.17) & (40.00 ± 8.27). The 6 MWT was lower in the control group (325.3 ±24.1, 310.6 ±18.3 & 308 ±17.8) at the three observations than the study (352.3 ±46.8, 393.8 ±78.4 & 448 ±26.9). Small percentage of the rehabilitation group experienced dyspnea (16.6 % and 26 %). The study group showed improvement in mean serum creatinine (4.85± 0.54 & 4.58±0.54) than the control group (5.58± 0.68 & 5.58± 0.68). After rehabilitation program half of the study had low depression and only (13.3%) of them had high depression level. Conclusion: Intradialytic rehabilitation program for CKD patients enhance their activities of daily living abilities which improves their psychological health status.

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