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A combined strength and balance exercise program to decrease falls risk in dialysis patients : a feasibility study

Bennett, Paul N., Breugelmans, Leo, Chan, Danwin, Calo, Marlena and Ockerby, Cherene 2012, A combined strength and balance exercise program to decrease falls risk in dialysis patients : a feasibility study, Journal of exercise physiology, vol. 15, no. 4, pp. 26-39.

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Title A combined strength and balance exercise program to decrease falls risk in dialysis patients : a feasibility study
Author(s) Bennett, Paul N.
Breugelmans, Leo
Chan, Danwin
Calo, Marlena
Ockerby, Cherene
Journal name Journal of exercise physiology
Volume number 15
Issue number 4
Start page 26
End page 39
Total pages 14
Publisher American Society of Exercise Physiologists
Place of publication Duluth, Minn.
Publication date 2012-08
ISSN 1097-9751
Keyword(s) Dialysis
Falls
End Stage Kidney Disease
Exercise Physiologist
Summary People suffering end-stage kidney disease receiving hemodialysis have a greater risk of falling and suffering debilitating injuries. The purpose of this study was to examine the feasibility and impact of a combined strength and balance exercise intervention on falls risk in hemodialysis patients. Twenty-four adults (mean age = 67.8 yrs) from two Australian outpatient hemodialysis clinics completed the intervention. Falls risk was measured using the Physiological Profile Assessment (PPA). There was a significant reduction in the median overall falls risk z-score from 1.67 to .52 (z = -3.11, P<.008; r = .45). Median reaction time improved from .30 to .26 sec (z = -2.86, P<.008; r = .41). A strength and balance intervention to reduce the falls risk for dialysis patients is feasible and may reduce falls risk for at risk patients.
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Language eng
Field of Research 111003 Clinical Nursing: Secondary (Acute Care)
Socio Economic Objective 920210 Nursing
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2012, American Society of Exercise Physiologists
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30046613

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