Main Article Content
Aim: Individuals who receive hemodialysis treatment due to chronic renal failure have limitations in their daily lives and a decrease in physical activity and walking speed. In this study, we have investigated the effectiveness of various measurements of ankle angles of hemodialysis performed on patients on balance, falling risk, and daily life activities.
Materials and Methods: 114 volunteer hemodialysis patients with a mean age of 30-94 have measured at the position of plantar flexion, inversion, and eversion by a 1-degree sensitivity manual goniometer. The Time Up and Go test (TUG), Lawton and Brody Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADL) Scale and Barthel Index (BI) were applied to the patients. Statistical analyses were made with the SPSS 25 program.
Results: 55 male and 59 female participants were accompanied in the study. The average age was 62.8 ± 15.29, the average hemodialysis duration was 5.59 ± 3.92, the average body mass index was 5.08 ± 5.1 and he average number of falls was 5.59 ± 3.92. A low positive significant correlation was observed between plantar flexion and inversion foot angle measurements with The Lawton and Brody IADL scale (p<0,05). A low-level significant positive correlation was observed between the BI score and the plantar flexion angle measurements (p<0.05). A highly significant positive correlation was observed between plantar flexion angle measurement and inversion angle measurement. In contrast, a moderately significant positive correlation was observed between plantar flexion angle measurement and eversion angle measurement (p<0.05).
Conclusion: We observed a decrease in daily life activities and a walking speed increase in falling risk in the diagnosis of chronic renal failure in hemodialysis patients.
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.
CC Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0