Physical activity levels in patients with chronic kidney disease entering the LORD Trial

Fassett, Robert G., Robertson, Iain K., Geraghty, Dominic P., Ball, Madeleine J., Burton, Nicola W. and Coombes, Jeff S. (2009) Physical activity levels in patients with chronic kidney disease entering the LORD Trial. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 41 5: 985-991. doi:10.1249/MSS.0b013e3181940aef

Author Fassett, Robert G.
Robertson, Iain K.
Geraghty, Dominic P.
Ball, Madeleine J.
Burton, Nicola W.
Coombes, Jeff S.
Title Physical activity levels in patients with chronic kidney disease entering the LORD Trial
Journal name Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0195-9131
Publication date 2009
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1249/MSS.0b013e3181940aef
Volume 41
Issue 5
Start page 985
End page 991
Total pages 7
Editor K. Pandolf
K.O. Wilson
Place of publication Baltimore, MD
Publisher Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Collection year 2010
Language eng
Subject 1106 Human Movement and Sports Science
920119 Urogenital System and Disorders
110312 Nephrology and Urology
Abstract Purpose: To assess physical activity, and its associations with health, clinical, and biochemical factors, in patients with stages 2-4 of chronic kidney disease (CKD). Methods: Cross-sectional data were collected from 120 patients with CKD enrolled in the Lipid lowering and Onset of Renal Disease (LORD) trial. Patients with serum creatinine levels >120 μmol·L-1 were included, and those taking lipid-lowering medication were among those excluded. Self-report questionnaires were used to assess physical activity (Active Australia) and health (SF-36). A cutoff of 600 MET·min·wk-1 was used to determine those meeting national activity guidelines. Clinical and biochemical data included renal function, medications, an index of coexistent disease, lipid levels, dietary intake, liver enzymes, and full blood count measures. Univariate and multivariate analyses were used to examine associations between physical activity and health, clinical, and biochemical data. Results: Fifty percent of patients met activity guidelines, and 9% (n = 11) reported no physical activity. Patients who met the guidelines were very active, completing on average more than 2400 MET·min·wk-1, predominantly achieved by walking. Patients with CKD had lower SF-36 physical component summary scores compared with a reference population; however, none of the SF-36 physical functioning measures were associated with physical activity levels or meeting activity guidelines. Conclusion: Many patients with stages 2-4 of CKD are meeting, and exceeding, recommended levels of physical activity, indicating that CKD is not necessarily a limitation to activity.
Keyword Active Australia
self-reported health
renal disease
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code

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