The Mobile Exercise App for Fatigue In Patients on Dialysis Trial
Fatigue is one of the most common and debilitating symptoms of haemodialysis, and has been consistently identified by patients as a top research priority. Some data suggest that exercise may improve fatigue, but the evidence is limited and has focussed on exercise programs that are delivered during dialysis hours. Patients, however, prefer programs that are more flexible. The M-FIT trial will test a structured exercise program to reduce fatigue in dialysis patients, which was designed by a team of exercise physiologists, physiotherapists, nephrologists, researchers, information technology experts and patient partners. The exercises included in the program and the way the program is delivered (mobile app) were chosen based on the expressed preferences of patients.