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International Scholarly Research Notices
Volume 2015, Article ID 182030, 6 pages
Research Article

Effect of Regular Exercise Program on Depression in Hemodialysis Patients

1School of Nursing and Midwifery, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah 67817-53385, Iran
2Department of Biostatistics, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah 67817-53385, Iran
3School of Medicine, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah 67817-53385, Iran

Received 17 August 2014; Accepted 21 December 2014

Academic Editor: Antonios H. Tzamaloukas

Copyright © 2015 Jahangir Rezaei et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Background and Aim. Depression is the most common psychological disorder in hemodialysis patients which decreases their quality of life and increases the mortality. This study was conducted to assess the effect of regular exercise on depression in hemodialysis patients. Methods. In a randomized clinical trial, 51 hemodialysis patients were allocated in two groups. Beck Depression Inventory (BDI) scale was used to assessing depression rate in participants. Designed program was educated using poster and face-to-face methods for case group. Intervention was carried out three times a week for ten weeks. At the beginning and the end of the study, depression rate of the subjects was assessed. Data was analyzed by SPSS16 software and descriptive and inferential statistics. Findings. According to the results of this study, there were no differences between case and control groups in depression rate at the beginning of the study, but there was significant difference after intervention . In the beginning of the study, the mean and SD of depression in case group were and reduced to at the end . Conclusion. The regular exercise program could reduce the depression in hemodialysis patients; therefore it is suggested for training this program for hemodialysis patients. This trial is registered with Iranian Registry of Clinical Trial (IRCT) number IRCT201205159763N1.