Effects of whole-body vibration on postural control in elderly: an update of a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Rogan, Slavko; Taeymans, Jan; Radlinger, Lorenz; Näpflin, Sandro; Ruppen, Stefan; Brülhart, Yvonne; Hilfiker, Roger (2017). Effects of whole-body vibration on postural control in elderly: an update of a systematic review and meta-analysis. Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics, 73, pp. 95-112. Elsevier 10.1016/j.archger.2017.07.022

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The aim of this systematic review and meta-analysis was to offer an updated overview of the current studies on all types of whole-body vibration (WBV), to determine the effects of WBV on balance in Go-Go (active, independent), Slow-Go (some physical activity limitations) and No-Go (in need of care) elderly and to provide recommendations on available evidence on WBV for clinicians and researchers. An electronic literature search was conducted in PubMed, Cochrane Register of Controlled Trials, Physiotherapy Evidence Database (PEDro) and CINAHL (Ebsco Host) to identify studies on WBV therapy in Go-Goes, Slow-Goes and No-Goes. Outcomes were static, dynamic and functional balance. Thirty-tree studies were included in this systematic review. Pooling was possible for static balance and dynamic balance. Effect size (SMD) of WBV on static balance was 0.34 (95% CI 0.18, 0.49) in Go-Goes. Effect size (SMD) of WBV on dynamic balance was −0.15 (95% CI −0.44, 0.15) in Slow-Go and −0.90 (95% CI −1.63, −0.17) in No-Go elderly people respectively. The results of this current meta-analysis suggest that WBV can be used for improving static balance in Go-Go elderly and that it has the potential to positively influence dynamic balance in Slow-Go and No-Go elderly.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

Department of Health Professions
Department of Health Professions > Abteilung Physiotherapie

Name:

Rogan, Slavko; Taeymans, Jan; Radlinger, Lorenz; Näpflin, Sandro; Ruppen, Stefan; Brülhart, Yvonne and Hilfiker, Roger

ISSN:

0167-4943

Publisher:

Elsevier

Language:

English

Submitter:

Admin import user

Date Deposited:

29 Oct 2019 11:28

Last Modified:

29 Oct 2019 11:28

Publisher DOI:

10.1016/j.archger.2017.07.022

ARBOR DOI:

10.24451/arbor.6133

URI:

https://arbor.bfh.ch/id/eprint/6133

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