Effectiveness of Leg Ergometric Exercise on Level of Fatigue among Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease Undergoing Haemodialysis

Authors

  • J.M. Agisha Mol1 , C. Margret Nisha2 , A. Reena Evency3

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijone.v12i3.9715

Keywords:

Effectiveness, Leg Ergometric Exercise, Level of Fatigue, Chronic Kidney Disease, Haemodialysis.

Abstract

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.

Author Biography

J.M. Agisha Mol1 , C. Margret Nisha2 , A. Reena Evency3

1 M.Sc. Nursing Student, 2H.O.D. of Medical Surgical Nursing, 3 Principal, St. Xavier’s Catholic College of Nursing, Chunkankadai

Published

2020-07-23