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Exercise in the Management of Fatigue in Patients on Peritoneal Dialysis
Journal of Nephrology Nursing (2008)
  • Ruth K. Rosenblum, San Jose State University
  • C, K Straub
  • S. O Murphy, San Jose State University
Abstract

Fatigue is a common, debilitating symptom that has a negative effect on the overall well being of many patients on dialysis. This quasi-experimental pilot study used a pretest, posttest design to examine the effects of exercise on perceived levels of fatigue as well as any physical performance changes in lower extremity strength for patients on peritoneal dialysis. Although there were no statistically significant changes after eight weeks of exercising a minimum of three days a week, this pilot study provides valuable insight for both practice and future research.

Keywords
  • exercise,
  • patients,
  • peritoneal dialysis
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Publication Date
2008
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Citation Information
Ruth K. Rosenblum, C, K Straub and S. O Murphy. "Exercise in the Management of Fatigue in Patients on Peritoneal Dialysis" Journal of Nephrology Nursing Vol. 35 Iss. 5 (2008)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/ruth_rosenblum/7/