The Effect of Self-Efficacy Promoting and Resistance Training Program on Functional Status in End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Patients Receiving Hemodialysis


  • Penpayome Sakorn Faculty of Nursing, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand
  • Pachanut Nunthaitaweekul Faculty of Nursing, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand


functional status, Self-Efficacy, resistance training, end stage renal disease, hemodialysis


Introduction: The End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) patients receiving hemodialysis treatment tends to increase every year. One of the main affects is reduced functional status of patients. Therefore, the development of self-efficacy promotion and resistance training program aim to improve the function status in ESRD patients receiving Hemodialysis is important. Research objectives: To compare before and after functional status of ESRD patients receiving hemodialysis, participated with the self-efficacy promoting and resistance training program. Along with comparing functional status between the ESRD patients after participating with the self-efficacy promoting and resistance training program as well as patients who received normal nursing. Research methodology: This quasi-experimental research (Non-Equivalent Groups Design) included the general information questionnaire, the Brief Fatigue Inventory, Functional Status questionnaire, and the self-efficacy questionnaire. The purposive sampling was 22 samples per group. In further, the data were analyzed using Independent t-test and Paired t-test. Results: 1) The mean score of functional status with ESRD patients receiving hemodialysis after participated with the self-efficacy promoting and resistance training program was higher than before, significantly at the statistical level of 0.05 and 2) The mean score of functional status of the ESRD patients after participating with the self-efficacy promoting and resistance training program was higher than patients with normal nursing and significantly at the statistical level of .05. Conclusions: The ESRD patients who received hemodialysis after participated in the self-efficacy promoting and resistance training program had a higher functional status than the patients that receiving normal nursing. Implications: The program should be developed or applied to nursing care plan in the nephrotic clinic as well as hemodialysis unit. As in the research guideline for program development and innovative media to promote and develop functional status for patients receiving hemodialysis.


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Sakorn P, Nunthaitaweekul P. The Effect of Self-Efficacy Promoting and Resistance Training Program on Functional Status in End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Patients Receiving Hemodialysis. JHNR [Internet]. 2021 Apr. 9 [cited 2022 Dec. 1];37(1):168-79. Available from:



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