Renal rehabilitation: Assessment of physical parameters in chronic dialysis patients

D. D. Cardenas, J. E. Wormath, N. G. Kutner, H. S. Chyatte

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Assessment of physical status is an important aspect of determining the rehabilitation potential of any patient. This study reports on bilateral grip strength, lateral pinch strength, muscle strength, timed mobility, and nerve conduction studies of 132 chronic dialysis patients. Grip strength was significantly below the standards for a normal population, and slowed nerve conduction was evident. Peripheral neuropathy is one source of decreased grip strength, but other contributing sources are likely. Exercises to improve upper extremity strength of dialysis patients and the consequences of decreased grip strength for employment merit further study.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)785-789
Number of pages5
JournalDialysis and Transplantation
Volume12
Issue number11
StatePublished - Jan 1 1983
Externally publishedYes

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Hand Strength
Dialysis
Rehabilitation
Kidney
Neural Conduction
Pinch Strength
Muscle Strength
Peripheral Nervous System Diseases
Upper Extremity
Exercise
Population

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nephrology
  • Transplantation

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Cardenas, D. D., Wormath, J. E., Kutner, N. G., & Chyatte, H. S. (1983). Renal rehabilitation: Assessment of physical parameters in chronic dialysis patients. Dialysis and Transplantation, 12(11), 785-789.

Renal rehabilitation : Assessment of physical parameters in chronic dialysis patients. / Cardenas, D. D.; Wormath, J. E.; Kutner, N. G.; Chyatte, H. S.

In: Dialysis and Transplantation, Vol. 12, No. 11, 01.01.1983, p. 785-789.

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Cardenas, DD, Wormath, JE, Kutner, NG & Chyatte, HS 1983, 'Renal rehabilitation: Assessment of physical parameters in chronic dialysis patients', Dialysis and Transplantation, vol. 12, no. 11, pp. 785-789.
Cardenas DD, Wormath JE, Kutner NG, Chyatte HS. Renal rehabilitation: Assessment of physical parameters in chronic dialysis patients. Dialysis and Transplantation. 1983 Jan 1;12(11):785-789.
Cardenas, D. D. ; Wormath, J. E. ; Kutner, N. G. ; Chyatte, H. S. / Renal rehabilitation : Assessment of physical parameters in chronic dialysis patients. In: Dialysis and Transplantation. 1983 ; Vol. 12, No. 11. pp. 785-789.
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