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J Altern Complement Med, 2011; 17(8): 723-8, PMID: 21749265

Tilting Whole Body Vibration improves quality of life in women with fibromyalgia: a randomized controlled trial.

Year: 2011

Olivares PR, Gusi N, Parraca JA, Adsuar JC, Del Pozo-Cruz B
Faculty of Sport Sciences, University of Extremadura, Caceres, Spain.


OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to analyze the effect of 12-week tilting Whole Body Vibration therapy (WBV) on Health Related Quality of Life (HRQoL) in fibromylagia (FM) within the context of a randomized control trial (ISRCTN16950947). SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Thirty-six (36) women with FM were randomly allocated to either an exercise or a control group. The women in the exercise group were assigned to a 12-week course of tilting WBV (12.5-Hz frequency; 3-mm amplitude). HRQoL was assessed using the Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire (FIQ) and a 15D questionnaire. RESULTS: A 12-week course of tilting WBV therapy was associated with improvements in FIQ scores (12%) but not in the 15D questionnaire. CONCLUSIONS: Tilting WBV was a feasible intervention that prevented the loss of HRQoL in previously physically untrained women with FM.

Keywords: Fibromyalgia, Quality of Life, QOL
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