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Table 3 Comparison of the fatigue dimensions’ scores at different times between the intervention and the ontrol groups

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

GroupThe control groupThe intervention groupStatistical testaP valuePartial Eta SquaredMean DifferenceP valueb
Fatigue dimensionsMeanSDMeanSD
General FatiguePre intervention12.243.9412.603.441.880.180.050.360.77
First month12.943.5312.723.37−0.220.84
Second month12.883.512.613.20−0.260.80
Third month13.933.1010.955.17−2.980.04
One month after the intervention14.192.7410.834.38−3.360.007
Greenhouse-Geisser4.362.08 
P value0.010.14 
Physical FatiguePre intervention14.534.1613.754.692.810.100.07−0.780.60
First month13.692.8713.393.68−0.300.78
Second month14.443.1213.53.96−0.940.41
Third month15.672.1312.213.54−3.460.001
One month after the intervention15.751.9512.784.22−2.970.008
Greenhouse-Geisser3.332.62 
P value0.040.07 
Decline in activityPre intervention14.714.9712.955.423.940.050.10−1.760.32
First month14.253.9711.834.63−2.420.09
Second month15.064.1912.505.38−2.560.10
Third month15.732.6613.165.10−2.570.06
One month after the intervention15.942.6913.005.06−2.940.03
Greenhouse-Geisser1.450.71 
P value0.250.52 
Decline in MotivationPre intervention10.714.0010.303.586.110.020.15−0.410.75
First month11.623.0310.283.56−1.350.21
Second month11.253.599.943.15− 1.310.23
Third month12.733.229.263.44−3.470.002
One month after the intervention12.443.529.113.06−3.330.003
Greenhouse-Geisser1.830.99 
P value0.180.38 
Mental FatiguePre intervention10.354.439.23.054.260.0460.11−1.150.36
First month11.383.7710.673.11−0.710.52
Second month10.444.1510.333.72−0.100.93
Third month11.473.28.632.75−2.840.004
One month after the intervention12.063.718.442.28−3.620.001
Greenhouse-Geisser1.423.30 
P value0.250.04 
  1. a Repeated measured ANOVA
  2. b Adjustment for multiple comparisons: Bonferroni