Olivares, P. R, Gusi, N., Parraca, J. A, Adsuar, J. C & del Pozo-Cruz, B. (2011). Tilting whole body vibration improves quality of life in women with fibromyalgia: A randomized controlled trial. Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine,17(8), 723-728. United States of America: Mary Ann Liebert Inc. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1089/acm.2010.0296
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.
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