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Trial record 2 of 6 for:    "Parkinson's" AND "Waterloo"

Whole-body Vibration as a Treatment for Parkinson's Disease

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified February 2015 by Adam Koebel, Sun Life Financial Movement Disorders Research and Rehabilitation Centre.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
Sponsor:
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT02306863
First Posted: December 3, 2014
Last Update Posted: February 16, 2015
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Adam Koebel, Sun Life Financial Movement Disorders Research and Rehabilitation Centre
  Purpose
This study will evaluate whether whole-body vibration applied over a 12-week period is effective in treating motor symptoms of Parkinson's disease.

Condition Intervention
Idiopathic Parkinson's Disease Primary Parkinsonism Device: vibrating chair Device: sham treatment

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double (Participant, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: The Efficacy of Long-term Whole-body Vibration in the Treatment of Parkinson's Disease

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Further study details as provided by Adam Koebel, Sun Life Financial Movement Disorders Research and Rehabilitation Centre:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Unified Parkinson's Disease Rating Scale (UPDRS) section III [ Time Frame: change from baseline, 12 weeks, and 2 week washout ]
    clinician monitored motor evaluation


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Gait Assessment [ Time Frame: change from baseline, 12 weeks, and 2 week washout ]
    pressure sensitive carpet (GAITRite) measuring gait parameters (step length, step velocity, stride-to-stride variability, etc)

  • Timed Up & Go (TUG) Test [ Time Frame: change from baseline, 12 weeks, and 2 week washout ]
    measuring time participants take to stand up from chair, walk towards an obstacle, turn around, walk back to chair, and sit back down again

  • Timed Grooved Pegboard Task [ Time Frame: change from baseline, 12 weeks, and 2 week washout ]
    25 pegs with a key along one side must be rotated to properly be inserted into slot on board (measuring time-in and time-out)


Estimated Enrollment: 60
Study Start Date: January 2015
Estimated Study Completion Date: August 2015
Estimated Primary Completion Date: July 2015 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: whole-body vibration
40 Hz Whole-body vibration applied via physioaccoustic method for 12 weeks, 3 times a week
Device: vibrating chair
vibration provided via physioacoustic method
Sham Comparator: sham treatment
simulated whole-body vibration applied 3 times a week for 12 weeks
Device: sham treatment
simulated whole-body vibration
Other Name: placebo

Detailed Description:

Parkinson's disease (PD) is a progressive neurodegenerative disease resulting in the loss of dopaminergic neurons projecting from the substantia nigra pars compacta to the striatum.

Whole-body vibration (WBV) is potentially beneficial in treating Parkinson's disease because it has been shown to elicit effects specific to both the brain and muscular system. Animal models of PD indicate that whole-body vibration can increase striatal dopamine levels, as well as the number of dopaminergic neurons in the substantia nigra. These findings were correlated with increased levels of brain-derived neurotrophic factor.

In addition to the potentially neuroplastic effects, >20 Hz WBV has been shown to improve muscular performance. Improved muscular performance is believed to be attributed to WBV induced neuromuscular effects rather than muscle hypertrophy, with the specific mechanism defined as the tonic vibration reflex.

  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:

  • Diagnosed with idiopathic Parkinson's Disease by a Neurologist
  • Currently taking anti-Parkinsonian medication
  • Able to stand for 2 minutes without assistance
  • Able to walk 10 meters without assistance
  • Ability to understand English instructions
  • Normal or corrected vision

Exclusion Criteria:

  • A neurological disease other than PD
  • recent stroke
  • cardiovascular disease
  • previous major hemorrhage
  • artificial pacemaker
  • currently pregnant
  • Current participation in any physical therapy or experimental treatments
  • Peripheral neuropathy, severe osteoporosis
  • Visual impairments that cannot be corrected
  • Clinically diagnosed with dementia
  • Greater than mild dementia (screened using Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MOCA) <24 being excluded)
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02306863


Contacts
Contact: Adam K Koebel, BSc 519-884-0710 ext 3924 koeb2420@mylaurier.ca
Contact: Patricia Freeman 519-884-0710 ext 2877 pafreeman@wlu.ca

Locations
Canada, Ontario
Sun Life Financial Movement Disorders Research & Rehabilitation Centre Recruiting
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, N2L 3J5
Contact: Patricia Freeman    519-884-0710 ext 3924    pafreeman@wlu.ca   
Contact: Adam Koebel    519-884-0710    koeb2420@mylaurier.ca   
Principal Investigator: Adam Koebel         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Sun Life Financial Movement Disorders Research and Rehabilitation Centre
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Adam K Koebel, BSc Wilfrid Laurier University
  More Information

Publications:
Responsible Party: Adam Koebel, Undergraduate Thesis Student, Sun Life Financial Movement Disorders Research and Rehabilitation Centre
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02306863     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 4291
First Submitted: December 1, 2014
First Posted: December 3, 2014
Last Update Posted: February 16, 2015
Last Verified: February 2015

Keywords provided by Adam Koebel, Sun Life Financial Movement Disorders Research and Rehabilitation Centre:
Parkinson's Disease
whole-body vibration
WBV

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Parkinson Disease
Parkinsonian Disorders
Basal Ganglia Diseases
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Movement Disorders
Neurodegenerative Diseases