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Benefits of whole-body vibration with an oscillating platform for people with multiple sclerosis: a systematic review.
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PMID:  22685660     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
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The objective of this work was to investigate the effects of whole-body vibration on people with multiple sclerosis (MS). PubMed, CINAHL and Scopus databases were systematically searched for studies on the use of whole-body vibration (WBV) exercise in people with MS. These searches were supplemented with material identified in the references and in the authors' personal files. A qualitative analysis was performed to summarize the findings. Five studies with a total of seventy-one subjects were identified. All of these studies had small numbers of subjects (3-25), and two of the studies had no control groups. Some investigations have shown significant improvements of the muscle strength, of the functional mobility, and of the timed get up and go test in patients with MS. The number of publications found in the databanks searched is small, and in general, they have limitations in the design of protocols with a weakness to the interpretation of the findings. However, the analysis of the findings in these studies permits to conclude that some papers indicate that WBV exercises could benefit patients with MS. In addition, we suggest further larger scale investigations with controlled parameters and well-designed protocols into the effects of WBV exercises in people with MS.
Authors:
Sebastião David Santos-Filho; Michelle H Cameron; Mario Bernardo-Filho
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2012-05-17
Journal Detail:
Title:  Multiple sclerosis international     Volume:  2012     ISSN:  2090-2662     ISO Abbreviation:  Mult Scler Int     Publication Date:  2012  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-06-11     Completed Date:  2012-08-23     Revised Date:  2013-03-04    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101566861     Medline TA:  Mult Scler Int     Country:  Egypt    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  274728     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Laboratório de Radiofarmácia Experimental, Departamento de Biofísica e Biometria, Instituto de Biologia Roberto Alcantara Gomes, Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, 20551-030 Vila Isabel, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil.
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