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jmj 2014, 12(3): 38-31 Back to browse issues page
The Effect of a selected exercise on, stress, anxiety and depression
Mohsen Salesi , Elham Shakoor , Somayyeh Pooranfar , Mmaryam Koushkie Jahromi , Jamshid Roozbeh
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Introduction: Using non-medical methods such as exercise can be effective for reducing the number of physical and mental disorders that occur after kidney transplantation. The present study aimed to investigate the effectiveness of a period of regular physical activity of choice as a non-medical method for reducing blood pressure, stress, anxiety and depression in patients with kidney transplants. Materials & Methods: Fifty kidney transplant patients (21 males and 29 females) volunteered as the study subjects and were randomly divided into two groups -an exercise group (n=30) and a control group (n=20). The exercise group partook in a progressive exercise program for ten weeks with three sessions of 60-90 minutes each week while the control group did not partake in any regular physical activityPsychological data of participants as well as their blood pressure before and after the 10-week period were collected using the DASS21 questionnaire. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics and the t-test with the gain score method. Results: Exercise significantly reduced stress, anxiety and depression (P<0.001) as well as systolic blood pressure (P=0.007) in the exercise group compared to the control group. Conclusion: 1Partaking in ten weeks of a light-intensity exercise of choice can improve stress , anxiety and depression and control blood pressure in patients with kidney transplants.
Keywords: : exercise, Stress, Anxiety, Depression, Kidney Transplant
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Received: 2014/09/6 | Accepted: 2014/09/6 | Published: 2014/09/6
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Salesi M, Shakoor E, pooranfar S, Koushkie Jahromi M, roozbeh J. The Effect of a selected exercise on, stress, anxiety and depression. jmj. 2014; 12 (3) :38-31
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