Implication for health policy/practice/research/medical education:
To determine the level of physical activity and nutritional status of Indian dialysis patients, we conducted a study on 116
hemodialysis patients by the Rapid Assessment of Physical Activity questionnaire and correlated with various biochemical
parameters of nutrition. This study showed that hemodialysis patients in India have low levels of physical activity, handgrip
strength and suboptimal levels of biochemical parameters of nutrition.
Please cite this paper as: Varghese V, Vijayan M, Abraham G, Nishanth S, Mathew M, Parthasarathy R, Mancha N. Rapid
assessment of physical activity score in maintenance hemodialysis patients with nutritional assessment J Nephropharmacol.
2019;8(1):e01. DOI: 10.15171/npj.2019.01