Whole Body Vibration in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Patients
Recruitment status was: Recruiting
The whole body vibration offers better treatment adherence among the elderly, minimizing effort and additional stress to the cardiovascular system and skeletal muscles compared to conventional exercise programs.
Hypothesis: Patients with COPD undergoing a training program on the whole body vibration show better performance in the 6MWT and improvement in muscle strength.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Effects of Whole Body Vibration Training in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Patients: a Randomized Controlled Trial|
- Walked distance in 6MWT [ Time Frame: Increase in distance walked at baseline and 3 months ]Change from baseline in distance walked test 6-minute walk test at 3 months.
- Respiratory muscle strength [ Time Frame: Change from baseline in respiratory muscle strength at 3 months ]Increase in respiratory muscle strength.
|Study Start Date:||February 2012|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||December 2015|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||December 2015 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
|Experimental: WVB Training||
Other: whole body vibration
Exercises on the platform will be made in semi-squat position, static. In the first month training will be held for 10 minutes for the exercises on the platform, 30 seconds of vibration of low intensity, interspersed with rest 60 seconds while standing beside the platform. In the second month training will be held for 15 minutes, lasting 60 seconds of vibration and 30 seconds of rest in standing beside the platform. For the first two weeks training will have low intensity and the last two weeks training will have higher vibration. In the third month, training will be held for 20 minutes, 60 seconds of vibration and 30 seconds of rest while standing beside the platform. The intensity of the vibration will be high.
Other Name: Equipment: Power Plate my3
In the elderly and in COPD patients weight loss includes sarcopenia, resulting from aging itself or due to disuse or disease states associated with and represents the reduction in muscle mass, leading to decreased strength and endurance, with repercussions on the functional abilities of the same. It reduces the power and muscle strength with aging which represent decreasing to carry out daily physical tasks.
In COPD, exacerbations worsen the loss of muscle mass, affecting the respiratory and peripheral muscles, exercise capacity and survival rates, and in the case of severe malnutrition in advanced cases of the disease, the implications of this state are disability which occur between 10-15% in those with mild obstruction and 25% in moderate to severe obstructive and are associated with worse prognosis.
The whole body vibration could be an efficient combination of training methods for elderly patients and is based on the generation of sinusoidal vibrations offered by a platform, which stimulates the muscle spindles resulting in activation of neurons α engines and develop muscle contractions, presenting itself as an alternative to conventional treatment for muscular endurance as well as improving physical fitness
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01649310
|Universidade Federal de Pernambuco|
|Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil, 50.740-560|