Abstract: FR-PO483

Association of Physical Activity with Cardiovascular and Renal Outcomes and Quality of Life in CKD

Session Information

Category: Chronic Kidney Disease (Non-Dialysis)

  • 303 CKD: Epidemiology, Outcomes - Cardiovascular


  • Tsai, Yi-chun, Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital, Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
  • Chen, Hung-Chun, Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital, Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
  • Hwang, Shang-Jyh, Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

Patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) are more readily prone to have impaired physical activity than the general population. The aim of this study is to examine the relationship between physical activity and adverse clinical outcomes and quality of life (QOL) in CKD.


This cohort study enrolled 161 patients with CKD stages 1-5 from February 2013 to September 2013 and followed up until June 2016. Physical activity was measured using high handgrip strength, 30-second chair stand, and 2-minute step. The QOL was assessed using the Taiwan version of the WHOQOL-BREF. Clinical outcomes included commencing dialysis, major adverse cardiovascular events (MACEs), and first hospitalization.


Of all participants, 1 kg/m2 increase in handgrip strength was significantly associated with 0.13 score increase in total scores of QOL and 0.05 score increase in physical domain of QOL in adjusted analysis. One time increase in 30-second chair stand was significantly correlated with 0.14 score increase in psychological domain of QOL. Over a mean follow-up period of 29.1±11.2 months, 37 (23.0%) reached commencing dialysis, 11(6.8%) had MACEs, and 50(31.1%) had first hospitalization. High handgrip strength (hazard ratio (HR): 0.89, 95% CI: 0.84-0.96) and high 2-minute step (HR: 0.04, 95% CI: 0.01-0.95) were significantly associated with decreased risk for commencing dialysis in multivariate analysis. Thirty-second chair-stand was negatively associated with MACEs (HR: 0.65, 95%CI: 0.47-0.89) and first hospitalization (HR: 0.84, 95%CI: 0.74-0.95).


Physical activity is a potential predictor of QOL and clinical outcomes in CKD.