Jordanian Dialysis Patients' Perceived Exercise Benefits and Barriers: A correlation study
Article first published online: 23 MAY 2013
© 2013 Association of Rehabilitation Nurses
Volume 38, Issue 6, pages 315–322, November/December 2013
How to Cite
Darawad, M. W. and Khalil, A. A. (2013), Jordanian Dialysis Patients' Perceived Exercise Benefits and Barriers: A correlation study. Rehabilitation Nursing, 38: 315–322. doi: 10.1002/rnj.98
- Issue published online: 30 OCT 2013
- Article first published online: 23 MAY 2013
- Manuscript Accepted: 10 SEP 2012
To investigate Jordanian end-stage renal disease (ESRD)patients' perceived exercise benefits and barriers, and their correlation with patients' demographic variables and dialysis measures.
A descriptive correlational study was conducted using cross-sectional survey, using a convenience sample of 190 ESRD dialyzed patients who were recruited from eight hospitals in Jordan.
Participants significantly perceived exercise benefits (M= 2.88/4, SD± .67) higher than barriers (M= 2.66, SD± .62). The most frequent perceived exercise benefits were preventing muscular atrophy and improving mood, whereas tiredness and lower-extremity fatigue were the most frequent exercise barriers. Finally, acceptable values of Cronbach's Alpha were revealed for perceived exercise subscale, barriers subscale, and total scale (α= .88, .81, and .70, respectively).
Participants focused more on exercise benefits than barriers, and on direct exercise benefits and barriers than the indirect.
The results of this study have important implications for the efforts that aim at improving ESRD patients' exercise behaviors.