Volume No. :   7

Issue No. :  2

Year :  2019

ISSN Print :  2347-8632

ISSN Online :  2454-2652


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A Quasi Experimental Study to assess the Effect of Intra-dialytic Stretching Exercises on Muscle Cramps among Patients undergoing hemodialysis in selected Hospitals of Jalandhar, Punjab, 2016



Address:   Ms Lakhwinder Kaur1, Ms Rajvir Kaur2, Ms. Monisha N. K3
1Professor, MSc Medical Surgical Nursing, SGL Nursing College, Semi, Jalandhar, Punjab
2Nurse Practitioner, MSc Medical Surgical Nursing, SGL Nursing College, Semi, Jalandhar, Punjab
3Assistant Professor, Medical Surgical Nursing, SGL Nursing College, Semi, Jalandhar, Punjab
*Corresponding Author
DOI No: 10.5958/2454-2652.2019.00025.8 `

ABSTRACT:
Patients on chronic maintenance of hemodialysis are confronted with several complications, among them muscle cramps in lower extremities are common which results in pain to patient and early termination of dialysis. Therefore, nurses are in pivotal to manage it through effective nursing interventions that are economical in both nursing times and resources. Quasi experimental research design was used in this study to assess the Effect of Intra-dialytic Stretching Exercises on Muscle Cramps among Patients undergoing hemodialysis. The sample size was 60 patients undergoing hemodialysis i.e. 30 in experimental group and 30 in control group and was selected from SGL hospital and India Kidney Hospital, Jalandhar, Punjab using purposive sampling technique. The study was done in the month of March 2016. Ethical considerations were followed during research study. The mean pretest grade of muscle cramps in control and experimental group were 6.20±1.27 and 6.73±1.21 respectively. The mean posttest grade level of muscle cramp in control and experimental group were 5.33±1.18 and 3.63±1.56 respectively. Results indicated that there is significant reduction in grade of muscle cramps among patients undergoing hemodialysis in experimental group as compared to control group. There was significant difference between mean posttest grade of muscle cramps in control and experimental group (tcal = 4.746 at p<0.05). Hence, it is concluded that the intra-dialytic stretching exercises had significant effect on muscle cramps among patients undergoing hemodialysis.
KEYWORDS:
Hemodialysis, Muscle cramps, Effect of Intra-dialytic Stretching Exercises, Patients.
Cite:
Lakhwinder Kaur, Rajvir Kaur, Monisha N. K. A Quasi Experimental Study to assess the Effect of Intra-dialytic Stretching Exercises on Muscle Cramps among Patients undergoing hemodialysis in selected Hospitals of Jalandhar, Punjab, 2016. Int. J. of Advances in Nur. Management. 2019; 7(2):97-102.
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