This study explores physical activity behaviour in people with kidney disease at all stages, including those on dialysis or with a kidney transplant.
Part one is a survey of self-reported physical function, physical activity and patient perspectives on exercise. Kidney patients are recruited at routine outpatient appointments or at routine dialysis sessions, and complete a survey pack consisting of some demographic questions and five validated questionnaires.
Part two is a qualitative sub study exploring barriers and facilitators to physical activity and exercise in more depth via focus groups and semi-structured interviews.
The aim is to develop a greater understanding of the physical activity habits and perspectives of people with kidney disease to underpin the design and development of strategies to encourage increased physical activity as part of lifestyle management.
Institutions / organisations and researchers
De Montfort University
- Nicky Hudson
- The study is currently recruiting at 15 NHS hospital sites across the UK, with over 3,000 participants having completed part one to date
- Part two is complete and some of the findings have been published: Motivations and barriers to exercise in chronic kidney disease: a qualitative study.