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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 85-86

Cancer Rehabilitation, Diabetes, Haemodialysis: AB No: 152: How active are Indian Chronic Kidney Disease patients undergoing Hemodialysis?

1 Sri Ramachandra Institute of Higher Education and Research
2 Apollo Hospitals

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DOI: 10.4103/2456-7787.361082

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Purpose: To find the physical activity level of Indian Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) patients undergoing hemodialysis. Relevance: Prevalence of CKD has increased to 17% in India as there is an increase in diabetes and hypertension. Patients on hemodialysis experience side effects of dialysis thus reducing their physical activity level. Participants: 200 consented subjects were recruited from dialysis unit of Indian tertiary care hospital. both genders, 40–65 years, minimum dialysis vintage of 6 months were included. Subjects with physical impairment, recent cardiac or neurological event, hemodynamic instability during the last hemodialysis were excluded. Method and Materials: The Physical activity level of CKD patients has been assessed through Human Activity Profile. The HAP is a self-report instrument 94 daily activity items ordered according to metabolic demand; respondents require to indicate which activities they still undertake, those they have stopped doing and those they have never undertaken. Analysis: Of the 200 recruited subjects 65% were male, 35% were female, age 53(9), dialysis vintage 28(21), MAS 57 (11), AAS 50(14), 42% hypertensive,41% were diabetic,17% were diabetic and hypertensive. Results: The mean number of activities done by the participants were 53 and as per previous studies the mean number of activities engaged by normal individuals was 83, thus it shows that the CKD patients on hemodialysis have low physical activity. Women were less active when compared to men. Conclusion: Indian CKD patients undergoing hemodialysis have low physical activity level. Relevance to clinical practice. Physiotherapists should understand the impact of chronic illness on physical activity in this cohort. Physical activity Assessment for this group is mandatory.

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