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Revista da Associação Médica Brasileira

Print version ISSN 0104-4230On-line version ISSN 1806-9282

Abstract

CALVO-LOBO, César; NEYRA-BOHORQUEZ, Pierre Phillippe  and  SECO-CALVO, Jesús. Aerobic exercise effects in renal function and quality of life of patients with advanced chronic kidney disease. Rev. Assoc. Med. Bras. [online]. 2019, vol.65, n.5, pp.657-662.  Epub June 03, 2019. ISSN 0104-4230.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/1806-9282.65.5.657.

BACKGROUND:

To date, the therapeutic effects of exercise have not yet been evaluated regarding renal function parameters and quality of life specifically in patients with advanced chronic kidney disease. Thus, the study aim was to evaluate the effects of aerobic exercise in renal function and quality of life in patients with advanced chronic kidney disease.

METHODS:

A quasi-experimental prospective study [NCT03301987] was carried out. Nine patients with advanced chronic kidney disease were recruited from a hospital nephrology unit. Kidney function parameters such as creatinine, creatinine clearance, urea clearance, glomerular filtration rate, and creatinine/weight proportion, as well as the Kidney Disease Quality of Life SF-36 (KDQoL-SF36) were measured at baseline and after 1 month of aerobic exercise.

RESULTS:

Significant increases (P <.05) were observed for creatinine/weight proportion as well as symptoms, effects, charge, and physical domains of the KDQoL-SF36 after 1 month of therapeutic exercise. The other parameters did not show any statistically significant difference (P >.05).

CONCLUSIONS:

Aerobic exercise may cause improvements in renal function and quality of life of patients with advanced chronic kidney disease. Further studies about therapeutic exercise protocols specifically in patients with advanced stages of chronic kidney disease should be carried out in order to study their effectiveness and safety.

Keywords : Exercise; Kidney Diseases; Physical Therapy Modalities; Quality of Life.

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