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Effects of Whole Body Vibration in Elderly Patients Requiring Rehabilitation: A Pilot Study

This study has been withdrawn prior to enrollment.
(Another institution conducted and published this study.No subjects enrolled.)
Sponsor:
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00610298
First Posted: February 7, 2008
Last Update Posted: September 14, 2016
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Collaborator:
Velimir Matkovic
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Lise Worthen-Chaudhari, Ohio State University
  Purpose
The aim of this study is to accumulate data about the influence of whole body vibration on the functional recovery of adult patients with various neuromuscular and musculoskeletal deficits requiring physical medicine and rehabilitation treatments.

Condition Intervention
Neuromuscular Deficits Musculoskeletal Deficits Device: whole body vibration using a Galileo vibrating platform

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Effects of Whole Body Vibration in Elderly Patients Requiring Rehabilitation: A Pilot Study

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Further study details as provided by Lise Worthen-Chaudhari, Ohio State University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Berg Balance Test [ Time Frame: begining and end of intervention ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Sit to stand test [ Time Frame: begining and end of intervention ]
  • timed walking test [ Time Frame: begining and end of intervention ]

Enrollment: 0
Study Start Date: October 2001
Study Completion Date: December 2009
Primary Completion Date: December 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: I
Subjects who receive whole body vibration
Device: whole body vibration using a Galileo vibrating platform
whole body vibration at 20 hertz for 3 minutes 3 to 5 days per week for up to 12 weeks
No Intervention: N
Subjects do not receive whole body vibration intervention

Detailed Description:
We know that whole body vibration can cause remarkable increase in power in athletes, however, to what extent elderly and disabled individuals could benefit from it is currently unknown. Our primary goal is to investigate if treatment with whole body vibration in elderly persons and patients with various neuromuscular and musculoskeletal deficits would result in more rapid return of their function and presumably at a higher level than comparable group of patients undergoing standard physical therapy.
  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • A history of one of the following conditions: CVA, Parkinson's disease, incomplete spinal cord injury, frail elderly, urinary incontinence, COPD, fibromyalgia
  • Patients with neuromusculoskeletal problems affecting strength, balance, and coordination
  • Must have all appendages (arms and legs) intact, not an amputee

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Pregnancy
  • Unable o participate in continuing outpatient therapy services at a location where the whole body vibration equipment is available
  • Untreated deep venous thrombosis
  • Other condition that will lead to poor treatment adherence
  • History of join replacement of lower limbs, shoulders, or devices in the spine
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00610298


Locations
United States, Ohio
The Ohio State University
Columbus, Ohio, United States, 43210
Sponsors and Collaborators
Ohio State University
Velimir Matkovic
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Velimir Matkovic, M.D., Ph.D. Ohio State University
  More Information

Responsible Party: Lise Worthen-Chaudhari, Research Manager for Matkovic, Ohio State University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00610298     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2001H0215
First Submitted: December 26, 2007
First Posted: February 7, 2008
Last Update Posted: September 14, 2016
Last Verified: September 2016

Keywords provided by Lise Worthen-Chaudhari, Ohio State University:
disability affecting strength, balance and coordination