HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Rutgers College of Nursing professor to test exercise program for older individuals with CKD

NEWARK, N.J. -- The National Institute of Nursing Research at the National Institutes of Health awarded a two-year $154,000 grant to a Rutgers College of Nursing faculty member to test the effects of a 12-week home-based exercise intervention program on older adults with chronic kidney disease (CKD) requiring long-term dialysis treatments. The study will also evaluate the feasibility of the research plan for a larger clinical trial.

"Physical functioning is a major problem for individuals with chronic kidney disease and has a devastating impact on older adults with this condition," said Charlotte Thomas-Hawkins, assistant professor at the College of Nursing at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. "Older individuals with CKD have not been targeted for inclusion in most physical activity intervention studies."

Sixty men and women from six New Jersey-based hemodialysis facilities will be recruited for the study. Research assistants will ask these participants, 60 years old and older, such questions as their level of physical activity and their confidence in their ability to exercise.

"Participants will be trained to perform low to moderate intensity exercise," said Thomas-Hawkins, a Burlington, N.J. resident. "For example, walking will be the exercise of choice to increase their cardiovascular fitness. They will also be trained to do chair exercises, use therabands, and other low-intensity exercise to increase their muscle strength and flexibility. This study will help determine if the research plan and study procedures are feasible for a larger, randomized controlled trial."


'"/>

Contact: Miguel Tersy
mtersy@rutgers.edu
973-353-5293
Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey
16-Nov-2006


Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Rutgers professor Bart Krekelberg is named 1 of 20 US Pew Scholars for 2007
2. Award winning book co-edited by Rutgers College of Nursing Dean updated with new information
3. Rutgers presents Susman award to College of Nursing faculty member Marlene Rankin
4. Rutgers College of Nursing faculty member co-edits book for teens with special needs
5. 2 Rutgers College of Nursing professors study patients with prostate cancer
6. FNSNA awards $25,000 grant to Rutgers College of Nursing
7. Rutgers College of Nursing professor to examine Latinas attitudes towards exercise
8. Pfizer to fund doctoral study fellowships, seminars in biostatistics at Rutgers
9. Rutgers College of Nursing to host Preparing for Natural Disasters Forum November 3
10. Rutgers College of Nursing professor to be inducted into RAAA Hall of Fame
11. Two Rutgers nursing professors to explore nursing work environment

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:8/31/2020)... (PRWEB) , ... August 31, 2020 , ... ... largest non-profit organization devoted exclusively to funding innovative lymphoma research and serving the ... services – today announced the 10th Anniversary of Blood Cancer Awareness Month (BCAM) ...
(Date:8/31/2020)... , ... August 31, 2020 , ... ... innovative higher-learning opportunities through high-quality, career-relevant, and affordable online education – is proud ... . , Among the first of its kind in the nation, the ...
(Date:8/31/2020)... ... August 31, 2020 , ... Dr. ... with persons with autism and other developmental disabilities, as well as supporting staff ... education, adolescents with autism, school consultation, and staff development. She joined the company ...
(Date:8/28/2020)... (PRWEB) , ... August 28, 2020 , ... ... a one-year subscription to a customized Lighthouse Health & Wellness mobile app and ... of this project. Motorola Solutions Foundation awards grants each year to organizations, such ...
(Date:8/27/2020)... ... August 27, 2020 , ... Walk-in Dermatology’s SK-IN Medical Aesthetics ... Greenvale, New York location. , Loren received her New York esthetic license ... in chemical peels, microdermabrasion, Hydrafacial MD, dermaplaning, facial lymphatic, and various laser procedures. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:8/31/2020)... ... 31, 2020 , ... Welltech1, the first Israeli VC fund ... $400,000 in PopBase, one of two start-ups that beat 152 companies in the ... , The competition was part of the GWI’s The Wellness Moonshot: A ...
(Date:8/28/2020)... ... August 28, 2020 , ... Cano Health, LLC, a ... Florida and San Antonio is happy to announce that it has selected Tejano ... this capacity he will serve as community advisor, advertising talent, and creative consultant ...
(Date:8/27/2020)... ... August 27, 2020 , ... Austin Oral Surgery – an oral and maxillofacial ... David Szalay, DDS, MD, has joined the practice. An accomplished oral and maxillofacial surgeon, ... which is scheduled to open this fall. The new office is slated for 1601 ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: