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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 8-12

Studying the effect of progressive muscle relaxation technique on fatigue in hemodialysis patients – Kermanshah- Iran


1 Lecturer of Nursing, Nursing Department, Faculty Member of Nursing and Midwifery School, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran
2 Lecturer of Nursing of Operation Room, Operation Room Department, Faculty Member of Paramedical School, Kermanshah University of Medical Science, Kermanshah, Iran
3 Assistant Professor of Nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Kermanshah University of Medical Science, Kermanshah, Iran
4 Assistant Professor of Biostatistic, School of Public Health, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran

Correspondence Address:
Akram Ghobadi
Faculty Member of Nursing and Midwifery School, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah
Iran
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/ATMPH.ATMPH_450_17

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Background: Renal chronic disease is a major challenge to public health all around the world. Despite the development of sundry renal replacement therapies, the patients usually complaint about disabling symptoms and low quality of life. In fact, fatigue is one of the most annoying and disabling symptoms in dialysis patients. Therefore, the present study is an attempt to determine the effect of progressive muscle relaxation technique on fatigue in hemodialysis patients. Methods: A clinical trial study to measure the effect of progressive muscle relaxation technique on fatigue in 65 hemodialysis patients in Imam Reza Hospital (Kermanshah) was carried out in 2011. The participants were grouped in experiment and control groups. The brief fatigue inventory was used for data gathering, and the data were analyzed in SPSS-16. Results: There was no significant difference between the mean changes of fatigue before and after progressive muscle relaxation in control and experiment groups (P ≥ 0.05). However, the difference between scores of fatigue before and after the intervention in the experiment group was significant (P ≤ 0.05). Conclusion: Although progressive muscle relaxation improved fatigue in the patients in the experiment group, the difference between the control and experiment groups was not significant. Failure to control some of the effective factors might be the reason for the result.


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