Effects of 3 Months of Controlled Whole Body Vibrations on the Risk of Falls Among Nursing Home Residents
|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01759680|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : January 3, 2013
Last Update Posted : January 3, 2013
Tiredness, lack of motivation and low compliance can be observed in nursing home residents during the practice of physical activity. Because exercises should not be too vigorous, whole body vibration could potentially be an effective alternative.
The objective of this randomized controlled trial is to assess the impact of 3-month training by whole body vibration on the risk of falls among nursing home residents.
Patients were randomized into two groups: the whole body vibration group which received 3 training sessions every week composed of 5 series of only 15 seconds of vibrations at 30 Hz intensity and a control group with normal daily life for the whole study period.
The impact of this training on the risk of falls was assessed blindly by three tests: the Tinetti Test, the Timed Up and Go test and a quantitative evaluation of a 10-second walk performed with a tri-axial accelerometer.
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Falls||Device: Vibrosphère device||Not Applicable|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||62 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Official Title:||Effects of 3 Months of Controlled Whole Body Vibrations With Low Exposure Period on the Risk of Falls Among Nursing Home Residents|
|Study Start Date :||January 2012|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||March 2012|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||April 2012|
Experimental: Whole Body Vibration Group
The whole body vibration group received 3 training sessions every week composed of 5 series of 15 seconds of vibrations at 30 Hz intensity.
Device: Vibrosphère device
Vertical Sinusoidal vibration
Other Name: Whole Body Vibration
No Intervention: Control Group
The control group had a normal daily life for the whole study period
- Risk of fall [ Time Frame: 3 months ]Tinetti test < 19 points = high risk of falls
- Risk of fall evaluated by the Timed up and Go test [ Time Frame: 3 months ]A timed Up and Go > 14 seconds = high risk of falls
- Risk of falls evaluated by the Locometrix [ Time Frame: 3 months ]Locometrix is a walking test
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01759680
|University of Liège|
|Liège, Belgium, 4000|
|Study Director:||Olivier Bruyère, PhD||University Of Liège, Department of Public Health, Epidemiology and Health Economics, Liège, Belgiulm|