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Comparison of Whole Body Vibration With Bilateral Proprioceptive Training in Elderly

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT05060042
Recruitment Status : Not yet recruiting
First Posted : September 28, 2021
Last Update Posted : September 28, 2021
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Riphah International University

Brief Summary:
The aim of this study is to conduct a randomized controlled trail to compare and analyze the effects of both whole body vibrator (WBV) and proprioceptive training through Tai Chi program on static and dynamic postural balance variables of the elderly population. The purpose of the study is to determine that whether whole body vibrator is more evident or proprioceptive training is more effective for promoting functional independency and improving balance in older adults. Hence distinguishing choices to prevent fall and advancing functional independency by using the appropriate intervention without using extreme loads.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Elderly Population Other: Whole body vibration group Other: Bilateral proprioceptive training Not Applicable

Detailed Description:

Elderly population is defined as 'people aged 65 or above'. Aging is a complex and challenging process of physiological changes and it is associated with decline of biological functions. Increasing age is linked with impairments in visual, proprioception, vestibular systems, decline in muscular strength and control of the lower limbs, balance/postural control, and of the mobility patterns which are known to be substantial hazards for fall, and these parameters have been found to be dynamically more disabled with getting older. Among all these factors, there is obvious decline in normal functioning and balance related issues, common in elderly population due to proprioceptive function loss that is the person is unable to sense his joint position and motion which ultimately results in mobility impairments.

Therefore, researchers have been looking for new approaches that are more feasible to improve the independence and physical mobility in older individuals and over the past decade the whole body vibrator (WBV) have been seeking attention for the beneficence of the elderly population. It is a neuromuscular training modality used to improve muscle strength, power, balance, mobility, cardiorespiratory rehabilitation, improves neuromuscular and musculoskeletal functions and general health both in healthy and as well as in orthopedic patients and neurologically diseased elderly population .Bilateral proprioceptive training is also used for impaired balance, proprioception loss and decreased ROM in elderly population. Proprioceptive receptors are present in our skin, muscles, tendons and joints with the help of which we can sense position and movement of limbs and trunk, sense of force and sense of heaviness in the absence of vision. The mechanoreceptors of the proprioception cause activation of central nervous system by initiating action potential through release of stored sodium in to the cells, this afferent sensory stimuli to the central nervous system is essential for the control of body movements

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 40 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Participant)
Primary Purpose: Other
Official Title: Comparison of Whole Body Vibration With Bilateral Proprioceptive Training in Elderly Population
Estimated Study Start Date : September 25, 2021
Estimated Primary Completion Date : March 31, 2022
Estimated Study Completion Date : March 31, 2022

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Whole body vibration group
WBV will be provided with a frequency of 6-26Hz with amplitude of 1-3mm 4-5 bouts(60 sec each) for 3 times a week.
Other: Whole body vibration group
WBV will be provided with a frequency of 6-26Hz with amplitude of 1-3mm 4-5 bouts(60 sec each) for 3 times a week

Active Comparator: Bilateral proprioceptive training Group

Static balance training will be provided in first week for 3-4 times for 10 mints of single session. 3 times a week In 2nd and 3rd week dynamic balance training for 3 times with a session of 10 mints.

In 4th week progressive balance training will be done with same frequency and duration.

Tai chai exercises will be given for 20 mints 3 times a week

Other: Bilateral proprioceptive training

Static balance training will be provided in first week for 3-4 times for 10 mints of single session. 3 times a week In 2nd and 3rd week dynamic balance training for 3 times with a session of 10 mints.

In 4th week progressive balance training will be done with same frequency and duration.

Tai chai exercises will be given for 20 mints 3 times a week





Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Time up and go test [ Time Frame: Change from Baseline balance to 8th Weeks ]
    The assessment of functional mobility in community dwelling elderly population, is assessed precisely by a balance test called time up and go test.Time taken to complete the task is actually indicating the level of functional mobility. An elder participant taking less than 20 seconds to complete the task have been shown to be independent in ADLs. Time taken more than 30 seconds by an older subject, indicates more dependent in ADLs and requires assistive devices for ambulation.

  2. Performance-Oriented Mobility Assessment (POMA): [ Time Frame: Change from Baseline balance and gait to 8th Weeks ]
    • The Tinetti Performance Oriented Mobility Assessment (POMA) is a widely used clinical assessment tool that gives an insight into the abnormalities in balance and gait, and it has the ability to predict fall risk in elderly population.• This scale has a total maximum score of 28 in which there is 12 score of gait assessment and 16 score of balance assessment. The overall score of 25-28 indicates low fall risk, 19-24 represents moderate fall risk and <19 means there is high risk of fall in suspected elderly population. This scale has been declared has a valid and reliable tool to assess balance and gait impairments



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Ages Eligible for Study:   60 Years to 75 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Participants with balance and proprioception problems
  • Those having BBS score between 21-54
  • Intact cognition: MMSE >25

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Subjects with recent trauma or any other neurodegenerative disorder.
  • Subjects with cognitive and hearing impairments
  • Subjects who cannot follow my command.

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT05060042


Contacts
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Contact: Misbah Ghous, MS 03345695456 misbah.ghous@riphah.edu.pk
Contact: Imran Amjad, PhD 092-332-4390125 imran.amjad@riphah.edu.pk

Locations
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Pakistan
Pakistan General Railway Hospital
Rawalpindi, Islamabad, Pakistan, 46000
Contact: Misbah Ghous, MSNMPT    03345695456    misbah.ghous@riphah.edu.pk   
Contact: Aneela Riaz, MSNMPT*    03355567895    aneelariaz0101@gmail.com   
Principal Investigator: Aneela Riaz         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Riphah International University
Investigators
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Principal Investigator: Misbah ghous, MS Riphah International University Islamabad
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Responsible Party: Riphah International University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT05060042    
Other Study ID Numbers: Aneela Riaz
First Posted: September 28, 2021    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: September 28, 2021
Last Verified: September 2021
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No