Effect of Whole Body Vibration on Bone and Fall Related Parameters
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00292916
Recruitment Status :
First Posted : February 16, 2006
Last Update Posted : May 28, 2015
University of Erlangen-Nürnberg Medical School
Institute of Biometrie and Medical Statistics
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Wolfgang Kemmler, University of Erlangen-Nürnberg Medical School
The effect of whole body vibration (WBV) on bone strength and fall frequency in older adults is still vague. Although there is some evidence that WBV may impact Bone Mineral Density in very frail elderly, there is a lack of data concerning the effect of WBV in community-living elderly woman. We hypothesize that WBV significantly affects bone parameters as assessed by DXA, QCT, US and bone markers with parallel positive changes of fall related risk factors (power, strength, balance, and reaction time). We further hypothesize that the effects of WBV were superior to conventional resistance exercise.
Condition or disease
Behavioral: whole body vibrationBehavioral: resistance exerciseBehavioral: "wellness"
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Ages Eligible for Study:
65 Years and older (Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
community living elderly females >/=65 years
live expectation > 2 years
CVD-events including stroke
participation in other studies
medication and illness affecting bone metabolism within the last 2 years
medication with impact on falls
low physical performance (<50 Watt during ergometry)