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Last refreshed on: 19 February 2015
Main ID:  NCT01045746
Date of registration: 08/01/2010
Prospective Registration: Yes
Primary sponsor: Bern University of Applied Sciences
Public title: Effects of Whole-Body Vibration on Balance in the Elderly Population
Scientific title: Effects of Stochastic Resonance Therapy on Postural Control in the Elderly Population (Pilot Study)
Date of first enrolment: January 2010
Target sample size: 20
Recruitment status: Completed
Study type:  Interventional
Study design:  Allocation: Randomized, Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment, Masking: Single Blind (Subject), Primary Purpose: Treatment  
Phase:  N/A
Countries of recruitment
Key inclusion & exclusion criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

- BESA to include performance level 0,1,2.

- live in the senior residence Multengut Muri or in the canton of Bern.

- apart from the complaints of old age healthy and can stand with or without aids.

- more than 22 points at the Mini-Mental State Examination

Exclusion Criteria:

- Seniors / graduates may no severe, uncorrected visual disturbances (eg, low vision,
double vision, skew deviation).

- Acute stress the incompatibility of the lower limb / hip / ridge during the SRT:
joint disease, thrombosis, fresh fractures, infections, tissue damage, or fresh
surgical scars.

- Seniors / inside with lower leg-/thigh prostheses.

- alcoholics.

Age minimum: 65 Years
Age maximum: 95 Years
Gender: Both
Health Condition(s) or Problem(s) studied
Distorted; Balance
Device: Stochastic resonance whole-body vibration A
Device: Stochastic resonance whole-body vibration b
Primary Outcome(s)
static balance [Time Frame: after one session, four and eight weeks]
Secondary Outcome(s)
dynamic balance [Time Frame: after one session, four and eight weeks]
reaction time [Time Frame: after one session, after four and eight weeks]
Secondary ID(s)
PhD pilot study I
Source(s) of Monetary Support
Please refer to primary and secondary sponsors
Secondary Sponsor(s)
Goethe University
Maastricht University Medical Center
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology
Ethics review
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