Psychological effects of exercise training in hemodialysis patients

R. M. Carney, P. M. McKevitt, A. P. Goldberg, J. Hagberg, J. A. Delmez, H. R. Harter

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)179-181
Number of pages3
JournalUnknown Journal
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 1983


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