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: December 19, 2014
Last verified: December 2014
  Purpose

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.


Condition Intervention
Distorted; Balance
Device: Stochastic resonance whole-body vibration A
Device: Stochastic resonance whole-body vibration b

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Subject)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Effects of Stochastic Resonance Therapy on Postural Control in the Elderly Population (Pilot Study)

Further study details as provided by Bern University of Applied Sciences:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • static balance [ Time Frame: after one session, four and eight weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • reaction time [ Time Frame: after one session, after four and eight weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • dynamic balance [ Time Frame: after one session, four and eight weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 20
Study Start Date: January 2010
Study Completion Date: September 2010
Primary Completion Date: September 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Group 1
T0, Stochastic resonance whole-body vibration A intervention over four weeks, three time a week;T1, 16 days wash-out period; T2, Stochastic resonance whole-body vibration B intervention over four weeks, three times week, T3
Device: Stochastic resonance whole-body vibration A
over four weeks, three times a week with 5 Hz, Noise 4 and than over four weeks three times a week with 1 Hz, Noise 1.
Other Name: Zeptor med ®
Device: Stochastic resonance whole-body vibration b
over four weeks, three times a week with 1 Hz, Noise 1 and than four weeks three times a week with 5 Hz, Noise 4.
Other Name: Zeptor med ®
Experimental: Group 2
T0, Stochastic resonance whole-body vibration B intervention over four weeks, three time a week;T1, 16 days wash-out period;T2, Stochastic resonance whole-body vibration A intervention over four weeks, three times week, T3
Device: Stochastic resonance whole-body vibration A
over four weeks, three times a week with 5 Hz, Noise 4 and than over four weeks three times a week with 1 Hz, Noise 1.
Other Name: Zeptor med ®
Device: Stochastic resonance whole-body vibration b
over four weeks, three times a week with 1 Hz, Noise 1 and than four weeks three times a week with 5 Hz, Noise 4.
Other Name: Zeptor med ®

Detailed Description:

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.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   65 Years to 95 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

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.
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  More Information

Publications:
Rogan S, Radlinger L, Schmid S, Herren K, Hilfiker R & de Bruin ED. Skilling up for training: a feasibility study investigating acute effects of stochastic resonance whole-body vibration on postural control of older adults. Ageing Research. 2012;3(1):e5

Additional publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Slavko Rogan, cand. PhD, PTMsc, MSc PT, Bern University of Applied Sciences
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01045746     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: PhD pilot study I
Study First Received: January 8, 2010
Last Updated: December 19, 2014
Health Authority: Switzerland: Ethikkommission

Keywords provided by Bern University of Applied Sciences:
whole-body vibration
stochastic resonance Therapy
static balance
balance, mobility
elderly, reaction time
The focus of the study is effect of SRT on postural balance

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