Effects of Whole-Body Vibration on Balance in the Elderly Population

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Collaborators:
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology
Maastricht University Medical Center
Goethe University
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Slavko Rogan, cand. PhD, PTMsc, Bern University of Applied Sciences
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01045746
First received: January 8, 2010
Last updated: October 19, 2012
Last verified: October 2012

January 8, 2010
October 19, 2012
January 2010
September 2010   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
static balance [ Time Frame: after on session, four and eight weeks, Follow up 4 Months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
static and dynamic Balance [ Time Frame: after on session, four and eight weeks, Follow up 4 Months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
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  • reaction time [ Time Frame: after one session, after four and eight weeks, Follow up ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • dynamic balance [ Time Frame: after on session, four and eight weeks, Follow up 4 Months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • mobility [ Time Frame: after one session, after four and eight weeks, Follow up ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
reaction time and mobility [ Time Frame: after one session, after four and eight weeks, Follow up ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
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Effects of Whole-Body Vibration on Balance in the Elderly Population
Effects of Stochastic Resonance Therapy on Postural Control in the Elderly Population (Pilot Study)

Exercise therapy plays an important role in health promotion, preservation of physical function and in preventing loss of independence among the elderly. They work beside an improvement in balance, a positive effect on metabolic and cardiovascular disorders, reducing falls, osteoporosis, colon cancer, breast cancer, depression, anxiety, and the general well-being. There is preliminary evidence to indicated that balance, and strength can be trained in the elderly using whole-body vibration (WBV) therapy. The use of WBV in the elderly population has shown to be a simple and effective treatment in the areas of balance and mobility. It would be very desirable to investigate these factors further in order to provide evidence for the delivery of sustainability of training methods.

Thus, the goal of this pilot study is to test whether in the elderly population there are acute long-term improvements in both the static and dynamic balance, reaction time and mobility with the use of WBV.

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Interventional
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Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Subject)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Postural Balance
Other: stochastic resonance therapy (SRT)
SRT 5 serien à 60 s with 60 s rest. 5 Hz /Noise 5 and 3mm SRT 5 serien à 60 s with 60 s rest. 1 Hz /Noise 1 and 3mm
Other Name: Zeptor med ®
Experimental: Everyday life
Intervention: Other: stochastic resonance therapy (SRT)
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Completed
20
September 2010
September 2010   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • BESA to include performance level 0,1,2.
  • live in the senior residence Multengut Muri or in the canton of Bern.
  • apart from the complaints of old age healthy and can stand with or without aids.
  • more than 22 points at the Mini-Mental State Examination

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Seniors / graduates may no severe, uncorrected visual disturbances (eg, low vision, double vision, skew deviation).
  • Acute stress the incompatibility of the lower limb / hip / ridge during the SRT: joint disease, thrombosis, fresh fractures, infections, tissue damage, or fresh surgical scars.
  • Seniors / inside with lower leg-/thigh prostheses.
  • alcoholics.
Both
65 Years to 95 Years
No
Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
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NCT01045746
Diss-rgs2
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Slavko Rogan, cand. PhD, PTMsc, Bern University of Applied Sciences
Bern University of Applied Sciences
  • Swiss Federal Institute of Technology
  • Maastricht University Medical Center
  • Goethe University
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Bern University of Applied Sciences
October 2012

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