SR-WBV Training for Frail Elderly in the Skilling up Stage
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01704976|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : October 12, 2012
Results First Posted : December 24, 2014
Last Update Posted : February 12, 2019
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Poor Performance Status Muscle Weakness||Device: SR-WBV||Not Applicable|
This study is based on the guideline of falls management exercise programs (FaME; from Skelton and Dinan).
Skilling up: improvement in neuromuscular control, postural control and strengthening of large muscle groups of the lower extremity.
Training Gain: improvement of functional abilities. Maintaining the Gains: muscle growth, improvement of bone density and multi-sensory exercises.
First, a pilot study was conducted with untrained elderly ("Effects of stochastic resonance therapy on postural control in the elderly population" (KEK Bern: No.228/09, Clinical Trial Registry: NCT01045746). Following, a second pilot study was conducted with frail elderly (Application of Whole-body Vibration With Stochastic Resonance in Frail Elderly: The Effects on Postural Control Clinical Trial Registry:NCT01543243).
It was found that the selected chosen form of recruitment (presentation and advertisement) and the measurements methods are suitable for untrained elderly. But for frail elderly the chosen form of recruitment and the measurement methods are not sufficient.
For this study, measurement parameters for functional performance and strength will be used.
Goals of the study in the skilling up phase:
- Study the effect on physical functional performance
- Study the effects on muscle strength.
The participants will be recruited in Canton Bern - Swizerland and will be randomly allocated to an intervention group or sham group.
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||27 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Official Title:||Effects of Whole Body Vibration With Stochastic Resonance and Dance Therapy in the Elderly: Effects on Physical Functional Performance|
|Study Start Date :||September 2012|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||July 2014|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||December 2014|
T0 - intervention over 4 weeks with stochastic resonance whole-body vibration (SR-WBV) (5 Hz, noise 4) - T1
Participants will undergo a training program set over four weeks, three times a week with 3 to 6 Hz, Noise 4.
Sham Comparator: Sham group
T0 - intervention over 4 weeks with stochastic resonance whole-body vibration (SR-WBV) (1 Hz, noise 1) - T1
Participants will undergo a training program set over four weeks three times a week with 1 Hz, Noise 1.
Other Name: SRT Zeptor® med plus Noise (Swiss Frei AG, Switzerland
- Physical Functional Performance [ Time Frame: after 4 weeks ]
Short physical performance battery (SPBB): The SPBB examines 3 areas of lower extremity function: standing balance (semi-tandem stand, side-by-side stand, full tandem stand), usual walking speed and ability to stand from a chair. These areas represent essential tasks important for independent living.
The scores range from 0 (worst performance) to 12 (best performance). SPPB 0-6 is "Poor performance"; SPPB 7-9 is "Intermediate performance; SPPB 10-12 is "High Performance".
- Isometric Maximum Voluntary Contraction (IMCV) in Newton (N) Right Knee-extensor [ Time Frame: after 4 weeks ]It will be evaluated by isometric MCV (Newton) at 90 degree angle in the knee joint.
- Ismometric Maximal Voluntary Contraction (IMVC) Left Knee-extension [ Time Frame: after 4 weeks ]It will be evaluated by isometric MCV (Newton) at 90 degree angle in the knee joint.
- Isometric Rate of Force Development (IRFD) Right Knee-extensor [ Time Frame: after 4 weeks ]It will be evaluated by isometric RFD (Newton/seconds) at 90 degree angle in the knee joint.
- Isometric Rate of Force Development (IRFD) Left Knee-extensor [ Time Frame: after 4 weeks ]It will be evaluated by isometric RFD (Newton/seconds) at 90 degree angle in the knee joint.
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01704976
|Bern, Switzerland, 3008|
|Study Chair:||Rogan Slavko, MSc||Bern University of Applied Science, Department WGS|
|Study Director:||Radlinger Lorenz, PhD||Bern University of Applied Science, Department WGS|
|Principal Investigator:||Baur Heiner, PhD||Bern University of Applied Sciences|
|Study Chair:||Jessica Kessler, MSc||BUAS|