Objective: The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between physical activity and health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in patients on chronic hemodialysis. Methods: A total of 31 men (69.0 ± 11.1 years) and 17 women (66.9 ± 10.0 years) among 61 male and 30 female patients on chronic hemodialysis at Innoshima General Hospital, Onomichi, Japan, were enrolled in this cross-sectional study. Physical activity was evaluated using triaxial accelerometers. HRQOL and psychological distress were also evaluated using the EuroQol questionnaire (EQ-5D) and the K6 questionnaire, respectively. Results: Physical activity evaluated by Σ[metabolic equivalents x h per week (METs·h/w)] was 8.1 ± 6.0 METs·h/w, and EQ-5D score was 0.754 ± 0.177. Among all patients, EQ-5D scores were significantly correlated with physical activity over 4 METs on non-hemodialysis treatment days (r = 0.426, p = 0.003). In women, EQ-5D scores were also correlated with physical activity over 4 METs on hemodialysis treatment days and non-hemodialysis treatment days. By stepwise multiple regression analysis, physical activity over 4 METs on non-hemodialysis treatment days was a determinant factor of EQ-5D even after adjusting for age and K6 scores. Conclusion: Physical activity over 4 METs on non-hemodialysis treatment days might be associated with EQ-5D in patients on chronic hemodialysis, especially in women.
- EuroQol (Eq-5D)
- Health-related quality of life (HRQOL)
- Physical activity
- Psychological distress
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health