Effects of 3 Months of Controlled Whole Body Vibrations on the Risk of Falls Among Nursing Home Residents

U

University of Liege

Status

Completed

Conditions

Falls

Treatments

Device: Vibrosphère device

Study type

Interventional

Funder types

Other

Identifiers

NCT01759680
SPEES/CB/WBV01

Details and patient eligibility

About

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.

Enrollment

62 patients

Sex

All

Volunteers

Accepts Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

  • Resident of nursing home
  • Able to move

Exclusion criteria

  • weighing more than 150 kg
  • having electronic implants (e.g. pacemaker, brain stimulators)
  • having prosthetic hips or knees
  • suffering from epilepsy, bleeding disorders, inflammatory abdominal disorders or at high risk of thromboembolism.

Trial design

Primary purpose

Treatment

Allocation

Randomized

Interventional model

Parallel Assignment

Masking

Single Blind

62 participants in 2 patient groups

Whole Body Vibration Group
Experimental group
Description:
The whole body vibration group received 3 training sessions every week composed of 5 series of 15 seconds of vibrations at 30 Hz intensity.
Treatment:
Device: Vibrosphère device
Control Group
No Intervention group
Description:
The control group had a normal daily life for the whole study period

Trial contacts and locations

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