Breathing Exercises to Improve Fatigue and Quality of Life in Hemodialysis Patients
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03499054|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : April 17, 2018
Last Update Posted : April 17, 2018
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Hemodialysis Breathing Exercises Fatigue||Other: Breathing exercises||Not Applicable|
Patients receiving haemodialysis have poor physical function, psychological status and quality of life than the general population.Fatigue is a debilitating symptom in haemodialysis patients Exercise training may improve these parameters for haemodialysis patients.
A 3-month randomized control trial with baseline、Week 4、Week 12 measurement periods was conducted. Exercise group was taught to Breathing exercise week and Usual care for three months. The control group received usual routine care.
A total of 86 patients participated in this study, with 43 patients in the Exercise group and 43 patients in the control group Methods: Hemodialysis Fatigue scale 、 WHOQOL-BREF 、 HADS_ Anxiety
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||86 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Intervention Model Description:||Randomized hemodialysis patients in hospital|
|Primary Purpose:||Supportive Care|
|Official Title:||Breathing Exercises to Improve Fatigue and Quality of Life in Hemodialysis Patients|
|Actual Study Start Date :||March 1, 2017|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||June 15, 2017|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||June 30, 2017|
No Intervention: control group
Hemodialysis patients in the control group who receive only routine nursing care during hemodialysis
Experimental: exercise group
The exercise group are asked to perform breathing exercises during hemodialysis for the study period of 3 months.
Other: Breathing exercises
During hemodialysis, the participants in the exercise group are asked to keep ttheir muscles relaxed, breathe normally through the nose at a rate of 3-8 times per minute with each breath held over 5 seconds in length. At the same time, the particpants are asked to also perform lower leg lifts for about 8 seconds per lift. The exercise is performed for 15-20 minutes, and after resting, blood pressure, oxygen saturation and HRV are measured.
- fatigue [ Time Frame: A 3-month ]Assessment of fatigue using fatigue score with a lowest score of 26 points and highest score of 104 points in the control group and the exercise group at the start of the study(baseline), Week 4 and Week 12 for a total of A 3-month
- quality of life [ Time Frame: A 3-month ]Assessment of quality of life score using WHOQOL-BREF with a lowest score of 26 points and highest score of 130 points in the control group and the exercise group at the start of the study (baseline), Week 4 and Week 12 for a total of A 3-month
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|Far Eastern Memorial Hospital|
|Taipei county, Taiwan, 220|