Condition category
Not Applicable
Date applied
30/06/2005
Date assigned
06/07/2005
Last edited
15/04/2008
Prospective/Retrospective
Retrospectively registered
Overall trial status
Completed
Recruitment status
No longer recruiting

Plain English Summary

Not provided at time of registration

Trial website

Contact information

Type

Scientific

Primary contact

Prof Tony Mets

ORCID ID

Contact details

Geriatric & Gerontology Department
Academic Hospital of the Free University of Brussels (AZ-VUB)
Laarbeeklaan 101
Brussels
B-1090
Belgium

Additional identifiers

EudraCT number

ClinicalTrials.gov number

Protocol/serial number

N/A

Study information

Scientific title

Acronym

Study hypothesis

Whole Body Vibration is feasible in institutionalised elderly persons and improves the mobility and muscle performance compared to control.

Ethics approval

Not provided at time of registration

Study design

Randomised controlled trial

Primary study design

Interventional

Secondary study design

Randomised controlled trial

Trial setting

Not specified

Trial type

Not Specified

Patient information sheet

Condition

Institutionalised elderly persons

Intervention

Intervention: A 6-week exercise program on a vertical vibration platform (Power-Plate, Badhoevedorp, The Netherlands), three times per week (with a minimum of 1-day rest in between) and consisting in 6 static exercises targeting lower limb muscles. The exercise volume and intensity being progressively increased according to the overload-principle.

Control: Exactly the same exercise program on the vibration platform as the intervention group, but without vertical vibration (the sound of the motor of the vibration platform being reproduced by a tape recorder during each bout of exercise).

Intervention type

Other

Phase

Not Specified

Drug names

Primary outcome measures

Feasibility: taking into account continuation of the exercise program and/or occurence of complications related to the Whole Body Vibration exercises.

Improvement due to the intervention: taking into account balance and gait (using the timed up-and-go test and Tinetti-test), upper limb and lower body flexibility (using the back scratch and chair sit-and-reach test), maximal grip strength (using a Martin vigorimeter device, Elmed, Addison, USA), closed chain bilateral leg extension (using a linear isokinetic multi-joint dynamometer, AristokinĀ®, Lode, Groningen, The Netherlands).

Secondary outcome measures

No secondary outcome measures

Overall trial start date

01/12/2003

Overall trial end date

15/12/2003

Reason abandoned

Eligibility

Participant inclusion criteria

All residents of a nursing home (Van Zanden, Brussels, Belgium; capacity of 102 beds) within dependence categories O, A and B according to the scale of Katz et al. (1963) for basic activities of daily living.

Participant type

Patient

Age group

Senior

Gender

Both

Target number of participants

24

Participant exclusion criteria

Mainly based on contra-indications for Whole Body Vibration: presence of infectious disease, insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus, endogenous osteosynthethical material, knee or hip prosthesis, pacemaker, epilepsy, musculo-skeletal disorders and cognitive or physical dysfunction interfering with test and training procedures.

Recruitment start date

01/12/2003

Recruitment end date

15/12/2003

Locations

Countries of recruitment

Belgium

Trial participating centre

Geriatric & Gerontology Department
Brussels
B-1090
Belgium

Sponsor information

Organisation

Free University of Brussels (VUB) - Gerontology (Belgium)

Sponsor details

Laarbeeklaan 103
Brussels
B-1090
Belgium

Sponsor type

University/education

Website

Funders

Funder type

University/education

Funder name

Free University of Brussels (VUB) - Gerontology

Alternative name(s)

Funding Body Type

Funding Body Subtype

Location

Results and Publications

Publication and dissemination plan

Not provided at time of registration

Intention to publish date

Participant level data

Not provided at time of registration

Results - basic reporting

Publication summary

Results: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16372905

Publication citations

  1. Results

    Bautmans I, Van Hees E, Lemper JC, Mets T, The feasibility of Whole Body Vibration in institutionalised elderly persons and its influence on muscle performance, balance and mobility: a randomised controlled trial [ISRCTN62535013]., BMC Geriatr, 2005, 5, 17, doi: 10.1186/1471-2318-5-17.

Additional files

Editorial Notes