Effectiveness of Leg Ergometric Exercise on Level of Fatigue among Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease Undergoing Haemodialysis
Keywords:Effectiveness, Leg Ergometric Exercise, Level of Fatigue, Chronic Kidney Disease, Haemodialysis.
The study was to evaluate the effectiveness of leg ergometric exercise on level of fatigue among patients
with Chronic Kidney Disease undergoing Haemodialysis.Quasi experimental non randomized control group
design was utilized to perform the study. The samples were selected by purposive sampling technique. Data
were collected from the patients with Chronic Kidney Disease undergoing Haemodialysis who fulfilled the
inclusion criteria. The tool used in this study consists of demographic data and modified FACIT (Functional
Assessment of Chronic Illness Therapy) scale. The findings revealed that unpaired “t” test value was 5.60,
which was significant at p<0.05. It shows that leg ergometric exercise is effective in reducing the level of
fatigue among patients with Chronic Kidney Disease undergoing Haemodialysis. There was a significant
association between age and duration of illness with level of fatigue. The study concluded that providing leg
ergometric exercise was very effective in reducing the level of fatigue among patients with chronic kidney
disease undergoing haemodialysis.