Document Type : Original Article


1 Community-Oriented Nursing Midwifery Research Center, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Shahrekord University of Medical Sciences, Shahrekord, Iran

2 Critical Care Nursing Unit, Imam Ali Hospital, , Shahrekord University of Medical Sciences, Shahrekord, Iran

3 Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Health, Shahrekord University of Medical Sciences, Shahrekord, Iran



Introduction: patient with chronic kidney diseases are at risk for dyspnea that can influence the quality of life in these patients. Regarding to lack of agreement on the efficacy of breathing exercise in respiratory status of hemodialysis patients, the current study aimed at investigate the effect of breathing exercise on respiratory parameters in hemodialysis patients

Method: A clinical trial study that participants randomly divided in two groups (intervention and control) .The intervention group performed breathing intervention (deep and slow breathing) for eight sessions within a month under the guidance of a nurse .Data were collected by two questionnaire (demographic and respiratory parameter checklist then analysis by descriptive and analytical test such as independent t-test, paired t-test and Chi-square test. SPSS software version 21 was used to analyze the data and the significance level of them was considered as P <0.05

Results: The mean difference between the pre- and post- scores of respiratory score in the intervention and control groups showed a significant difference (P=0.000).

Conclusion: Breathing intervention is effective in reducing dyspnea and improve respiratory parameters so with regard to the uncomplicated and low cost of this method, it is advisable for nurses as a suitable method in these patients can be used.


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