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Randomised controlled trial
Nurse-led home exercise programme improves physical function for people receiving haemodialysis
  1. Jennifer Fournier
  1. Laurentian University, School of Nursing, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
  1. Correspondence to: Jennifer Fournier, Laurentian University, School of Nursing, 935 Ramsey Lake Rd, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada P0M1H0; JL_fournier{at}

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Implications for practice and research

  • The research supports the effectiveness of nurse managed home exercise programmes for stable haemodialysis patients. Similar programmes working with groups of patients with different diagnoses could be implemented and evaluated.

  • Further research could assess the impact of nurse managed home exercise on less stable haemodialysis patient populations.

  • Future research could also assess the impact of peer supported home exercise programmes for stable chronic disease patient populations.


This study adds to existing knowledge about nurse-led chronic disease programmes and interventions for patients with a wide variety of diagnosis. Tao and colleagues …

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  • Competing interests None declared.