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The Effect of Leg Crossing on Reducing Orthostatic Hypotension in Hemodialysis Patients
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  • Journal title : Journal of muscle and joint health
  • Volume 22, Issue 3,  2015, pp.160-166
  • Publisher : Korean Society of Muscle and Joint Health
  • DOI : 10.5953/JMJH.2015.22.3.160
 Title & Authors
The Effect of Leg Crossing on Reducing Orthostatic Hypotension in Hemodialysis Patients
Kim, Si Sook; Choi, Kyung Sook; Won, Sam Soon; Kim, In Young;
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Purpose: The purpose of this study is to examine the effect of leg crossing on reducing orthostatic hypotension and orthostatic hypotension symptoms in hemodialysis patients. Methods: A one-group pretest-posttest design was used. A total of 40 post-hemodialysis adult patients were enrolled, excluding the case of intradialysis hypotension, unbalance of standing with leg crossing, adding antihypertensive medications. Blood pressure (BP) and heart rate (HR) were measured in supine and standing positions. After a week, BP and HR were measured in supine and standing with leg crossing position. Orthostatic hypotension symptoms were also measured by self-reported structured questionnaire in standing without leg crossing and with leg crossing position. Results: We found out that systolic blood pressure, diastolic blood pressure, and mean arterial pressure increased significantly in standing with crossing leg position applied (p
Orthostatic hypotension;Hemodialysis;Leg crossing;
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