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An intervention program to promote health-related physical fitness in Nurses

Nursing is a very stressful profession and has become more demanding in recent years. (Kuo, H.-W, 2009, P. 1404) With nursing being increasingly demanding and strenuous it is important for the nurse to take care of themselves. Regular exercise can help maintain a healthier lifestyle. This will always be beneficial not only to the nurse working with the patients but for the patients as well to have a healthy example of a current lifestyle.

In this study 90 nurses were chosen. These nurses came from five different hospitals. They were separated into two groups experimental and controlled. Experimental groups are those who are being exposed to a variable to receive an outcome. (Steadmans Medical Dictionary, 2002) Controlled group is not being exposed to this variable. In this case the variable is exercise on the treadmill for three months. Nurses were exposed to treadmill exercise for three months to see what type of results they obtained compared to those who were not active. This study demonstrates that the development and implementation of an intervention program can promote

health-related physical fitness of nurses. (Kuo, H.-W, 2009, P. 1404)

I do think this is very relevant to our practice because the nurses are benefiting in a health manner. The extent to which results are consistent over time and an accurate representation of the total population under study is referred to as reliability. (Golafshani, 2003)It is important as healthcare workers to live a healthy lifestyle so that when we educate our patients they are able to see an example. It also helps nurses be able to release stress in a healthy way and reduces the risk of many disease. Staying active will help with patient care when it comes to taking care of our patient at the bedside and will help us keep our energy for longer periods of time since most of the day we are on your feet.

Yuan, S.-C., Chou, M.-C., Hwu, L.-J., Chang, Y.-O., Hsu, W.-H., & Kuo, H.-W. (2009). an intervention program to promote health-related physical fitness in nurses. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 18(10), 1,404–1,411.

Experimental Group.”, Steadmans Medical Dictionary, 2002,

Golafshani, N. (2003). Understanding Reliability and Validity in Qualitative Research. The Qualitative Report, 8(4), 597-606. Retrieved from

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