Effect of stochastic resonance whole body vibration on functional performance in the frail elderly: A pilot study.

Kessler, Jessica; Radlinger, Lorenz; Baur, Heiner; Rogan, Slavko (2014). Effect of stochastic resonance whole body vibration on functional performance in the frail elderly: A pilot study. Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics, 59(2), pp. 305-311. Elsevier 10.1016/j.archger.2014.06.005

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The aim of this pilot study was to evaluate the feasibility and the effect size of a four-week stochastic resonance whole body vibration (SR-WBV) intervention on functional performance and strength in frail elderly individuals. Twenty-seven participants have been recruited and randomly distributed in an intervention group (IG) and a sham group (SG). Primary outcomes were feasibility objectives like recruitment, compliance and safety. Secondary outcomes were short physical performance battery (SPPB), isometric maximum voluntary contraction (IMVC) and isometric rate of force development (IRFD). The intervention was feasible and safe. Furthermore it showed significant effects (p = 0.035) and medium effect size (0.43) within the IG in SPPB. SR-WBV training over four weeks with frail elderly individuals is a safe intervention method. The compliance was good and SR-WBV intervention seems to improve functional performance. Further research over a longer time frame for the strength measurements (IMVC and IRFD) is needed to detect potential intervention effects in the force measurements as well. Clinical Trial register: NTC01704976.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

School of Health Professions

Name:

Kessler, Jessica;
Radlinger, Lorenz0000-0002-0326-6264;
Baur, Heiner0000-0002-4780-225X and
Rogan, Slavko0000-0003-0865-2575

ISSN:

0167-4943

Publisher:

Elsevier

Language:

English

Submitter:

Admin import user

Date Deposited:

29 Oct 2019 13:30

Last Modified:

18 Dec 2020 13:27

Publisher DOI:

10.1016/j.archger.2014.06.005

ARBOR DOI:

10.24451/arbor.6061

URI:

https://arbor.bfh.ch/id/eprint/6061

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