Table 1

Baseline characteristics of the included patients

VariablesAll
(N=20)
HIIT
(n=6)
MICT
(n=8)
Usual care
(n=6)
Median (min–max)
 Male, n (%)17 (85)6 (100)7 (88)4 (67)
 Age (years)59.5 (25–69)59.5 (55–67)57 (25–68)67 (51–69)
 Weight (kg)71 (53–136)82 (63.5–118)72 (57–136)68 (53–114)
 BMI24.3 (20–39)26.6 (22.5–35.5)24 (20–38)23 (21–39)
 Caucasian, n (%)10 (50)3 (50)4 (50)3 (50)
 Smoking, n (%)2 (10)02 (25)0
 Time in HD (months)15 (3–46)9.5 (3–46)15,5 (3–34)15 (4–20)
 Hb (g/L)11 (8–13.2)10.65 (8.1–13.2)11.1 (8.9–12.3)11.05 (9.10–13.0)
Aetiology, n (%)
 Hypertension9 (45)2 (33)3 (38)4 (67)
 Chronic glomerulonephritis5 (25)2 (33)3 (38)0
 Diabetes mellitus4 (20)3 (50)01 (17)
 Polycystic kidney disease2 (10)01 (13)1 (17)
Physical function
 VO2peak (mL/kg/min)14.9 (9.6–33.6)14.9 (13.7–19.6)14.2 (10.4–33.6)14.4 (9.6–21.1)
 6MWT (m)439.5 (218–658)466 (338–658)403 (218–598)424 (288–498)
 Walk independently, n (%)18 (90)6 (100)7 (88)5 (83)
 Overall health (1–5)*3 (1–4)3.5 (2–4)3 (2–4)2.5 (1–3)
  • *Evaluated by COOP-WONCA; 1=best score.

  • BMI, body mass index; Hb, haemoglobin; HD, haemodialysis;HIIT, high-intensity interval training; MICT, moderate-intensity continuous training; 6MWT, Six min walk test; VO2peak, peak oxygen uptake.