Effectiveness of resistance training on functional strength and quality of life in patients undergoing haemodialysis : A systemic review


  • Sanjaitha Jayaprakash DVVPF's COPT
  • Deepak B. Anap




ESRD patient population continues to grow, and hence more significant efforts must be directed toward improving morbidity, mortality and health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in these patients. There are studies which show that resistance exercises are beneficial for these patients when it is individually structured according to the patients exercise tolerance. Hence , the purpose of the present systemic review is to provide an overview of the recent literature on the role of resistance exercises in patients with ESRD. Articles published on an online electronic database were included. We included studies that were published in English from the year 2015 to 2019 and which focused only on resistance exercises in the intervention. This systemic review included six articles which were . RCT, controlled trials, prospective study, and that investigated the isolated effect of PRT in adults with ESRD. The review shows that resistance training can increase skeletal muscle quantity and quality, aspects of physical functioning (e.g. lower body strength) and dimensions of health-related quality of life. This systematic review has provided an overview of the recent literature on the role of resistance exercises and its effect on various parameters in patients undergoing haemodialysis.


End-stage renal disease, haemodialysis, physiotherapy, resistance exercises


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Jayaprakash, S., & Anap, D. B. (2021). Effectiveness of resistance training on functional strength and quality of life in patients undergoing haemodialysis : A systemic review. VIMS JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL THERAPY, 2(2). https://doi.org/10.46858.VIMSJPT.2204