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The purpose of the study is:
1. to determine the long-term effectiveness of a 12 weeks lasting physical exercise training program.
2. to determine the cost effectiveness of the 12 weeks lasting physical exercise training program.
Exercise intolerance and skeletal muscle weakness are common in dialysis and renal transplant patients and severely compromise quality of life. In an earlier study, the short-term effectiveness of an intensive, supervised exercise training program (twice weekly during a period of 12 weeks; combination of endurance and resistance training) has been investigated in a natural groups cohort study. Exercise training seemed to have beneficial effects on exercise capacity, skeletal muscle strength and quality of life of renal transplant and hemodialysis patients.
The long-term effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of exercise training programs for renal transplant and dialysis patients have, however, not yet been established. Therefore, the long-term effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of an intensive, supervised exercise training program will be investigated in a randomized controlled design in renal transplant and dialysis patients.
Results of such a study are important to convince health care insurers that exercise training is (cost)effective and has to be considered as a structural part of the routine treatment of renal transplant and dialysis patients and therefore should be routinely reimbursed.
Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment
rehabilitation / physical training
Not yet recruiting
Maastricht University Medical Center
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:16:45-0400
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