PROVIDING BREATHING EXERCISES TO REDUCE FETIGUE LEVELS IN CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE
Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) is a global health problem that has an impact on decreasing the quality of life of patients, resulting in high mortality and disability. CKD must be immediately carried out with pharmacological nursing measures and non-pharmacological therapies. CKD patients will experience physiological changes such as anemia, malnutrition, uremia, hyper parathyroid, inflammation, and psychological factors such as stress, depression, and anxiety that cause patients to experience fatigue. This study aims to provide breathing exercises to reduce fatigue levels in CKD patients. The method used in this study is descriptive research with a case study method approach that explores Nursing Care in CKD patients with fatigue. The fatigue measurement tool uses the Fatigue Severity Scale (FSS) questionnaire. The results of this study obtained an FSS score of 49 which showed that CKD patients suffered from fatigue or significant fatigue. After being given breathing exercises therapy 4 times a day within 4 days with a duration of 15 minutes can reduce the score of fatigue level to 42. The administration of breathing exercise intervention can reduce the score of fatigue levels in CKD patients. These breathing exercises intervention is very easy for nurses to implement.