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      Psychological Effects of Exercise Training in Hemodialysis Patients

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          To assess the psychological effects of exercise training in hemodialysis patients 4 dialysis patients, matched by age, sex, and medical history with 4 controls, received psychological testing before and after a 6-month period of exercise training. The trained patients had a 28% improvement in graded exercise treadmill stress test duration and a 13% improvement in aerobic capacity. This was associated with a significant reduction in anxiety and depression (p < 0.06), but no measurable change in these moods occurred in the control groups. These results suggest that exercise training may improve psychological functioning in dialysis patients.

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          Journal
          NEF
          Nephron
          10.1159/issn.1660-8151
          Nephron
          S. Karger AG
          1660-8151
          2235-3186
          1983
          1983
          03 December 2008
          : 33
          : 3
          : 179-181
          Affiliations
          Departments of Psychiatry, Preventive Medicine, and Medicine, Lipid Research Center, Chromalloy American Kidney Center, Applied Physiology Division, Renal Division, Metabolism Division, and I.W.Johnson Rehabilitation Institute, Washington School of Medicine, St. Louis, Mo., USA
          Article
          182938 Nephron 1983;33:179–181
          10.1159/000182938
          6843745
          © 1983 S. Karger AG, Basel

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          Pages: 3
          Categories
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          Cardiovascular Medicine, Nephrology

          Hemodialysis patients, Psychological effects, Exercise

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