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Table 1 Comparison of patients’ characteristics between the intervention and control groups

From: Effectiveness of exercise on fatigue in hemodialysis patients: a randomized controlled trial

GroupThe control groupThe intervention groupStatistical testP value
VariableMeanSDMeanSD
Age (yr.)54.6510.0257.809.170.99a0.32
Duration of dialysis (month)36.9420.3743.539.19- 0.21b0.84
  n%n%  
SexFemale423.57350.58c0.45
Male1376.51365
EducationIlliterate635.32105.6d0.24
Under diploma423.51155
Diploma423.5315
Academic317.7420
Doing exerciseRegularly003152.89d0.32
Sometimes847.1630
Never952.91155
Cause of kidney failureDiabetes1058.812602.7d0.75
Hypertension317.6420
Polycystic kidney211.8420
Others211.800
History of other diseaseYes423.511553.78c0.053
No1376.5945
  1. a Independent T Test
  2. b Mann Whitney U Test
  3. c Chi-squared Test
  4. d Fisher exact test