Implementation of exercise training programs in a hemodialysis unit: effects on physical performance.

@article{Bulckaen2011ImplementationOE,
  title={Implementation of exercise training programs in a hemodialysis unit: effects on physical performance.},
  author={Massimo Bulckaen and Alessandro Capitanini and Sara Lange and Andrea Caciula and Franco Giuntoli and Adamasco Cupisti},
  journal={Journal of nephrology},
  year={2011},
  volume={24 6},
  pages={790-7}
}
INTRODUCTION Exercise training is beneficial for hemodialysis patients, but it should be tailored to individual abilities and willingness to participate. This study evaluated the effects of different 6-month programs of physical activity in 18 patients of a single hemodialysis unit. METHODS Before and after a 12-month control period (T0), and following 3 (T3) and 6 (T6) months of training, the patients underwent the 6-minute walk test (6MWT) and constant treadmill test at 3 km/hour speed and… CONTINUE READING

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