Physical activity and quality of life after renal transplantation

Thillai Govindarajan Senthil Kumar, Periyasamy Soundararajan, G. Arun Maiya, Annamalai Ravi

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Background: The survival rate after renal transplantation (RT) has improved across the world. Physical activity (PA) remains a way to sustain health benefits after successful RT. But, the PA and quality of life (QOL) after renal transplantation remains underexplored. Methods: This cross sectional study was done on 63 eligible, consented RT recipients who underwent transplant between 2010 and 2014. The Blood urea, serum creatinine, Physical Activity level (IPAQ) and QOL (RAND 36) were assessed. Results: The PA was found to be low, moderate and high respectively among 28, 24 and 11 subjects. The mean score of PA, physical health (QOL) was 932 ± 720, 73.68 ± 10.85 respectively. Physical health QOL positively correlated with PA, negatively with Post RT duration (p < 0.05). Conclusions: The PA and QOL remained low with time than the recommendation. The significant correlation between the PA, duration of transplantation and QOL warrants tailored interventions in post renal transplantation patients.

Original languageEnglish
Article number4
JournalOnline Journal of Health and Allied Sciences
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 01-10-2018

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  • Medicine(all)


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