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Onderzoek naar de effecten van trilstoeltraining op de cognitie van oudere mensen


- candidate number17459
- NTR NumberNTR4512
- ISRCTNISRCTN no longer applicable
- Date ISRCTN created
- date ISRCTN requested
- Date Registered NTR14-apr-2014
- Secondary IDsABRnr NL44727.042.13
- Public TitleOnderzoek naar de effecten van trilstoeltraining op de cognitie van oudere mensen
- Scientific TitleEffects of Whole Body Vibration on Cognition
- ACRONYMWhole Body Vibration and cognition
- hypothesisWhole Body Vibration (WBV) applied via a chair has positive chronic effects on cognitive function of older people.
- Healt Condition(s) or Problem(s) studiedOlder adults, Seniors, Aging, Cognition
- Inclusion criteria- An age of 65 year or older
- Mini Mental State Examination (MMSE) score between 28-30.
- Exclusion criteria- Wheelchair bound
- Serious cardiovascular problems (e.g. severe high blood pressure or cardiac problems)
- Cerebral trauma
- Epilepsy
- Rapidly progressive or terminal disease
- Degenerative neurological illness - a history of alcoholism or drugs abuse
- Depression
- Severe visual problems
- Severe auditory problems
- Problems with the Dutch language
- mec approval receivedyes
- multicenter trialno
- randomisedyes
- masking/blindingDouble
- controlActive
- groupFactorial
- Type2 or more arms, randomized
- Studytypeintervention
- planned startdate 1-mrt-2014
- planned closingdate1-jul-2015
- Target number of participants22
- InterventionsThe experimental intervention consists of whole body vibration applied via a chair (device VitaCare) for 4 minutes per session, 4 times a week, during 5 weeks. The vibrations have a frequency of 30Hz and an amplitude of 1 mm.
The control intervention consists of the same protocol but with a frequency of 1Hz.
- Primary outcomePrimary outcome measures are feasibility and cognitive function (executive functioning and memory) measured with neuropsychological tests.
- Secondary outcomeNot applicable
- TimepointsMeasurements will be taken before the intervention (pretest), after 5 weeks (posttest), and 2 weeks after the completion of the intervention (follow-up test). One test (Stroop interference) will be assessed weekly.
- Trial web siteNone
- statusopen: patient inclusion
- CONTACT FOR PUBLIC QUERIES M.J.G. Heuvelen, van
- CONTACT for SCIENTIFIC QUERIES M.J.G. Heuvelen, van
- Sponsor/Initiator University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG)
- Funding
(Source(s) of Monetary or Material Support)
University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG)
- PublicationsBautmans I., Van Hees E., Lemper J.C., 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. BMC Geriatrics, 5: 17, 2005.

Fuermaier AB, Tucha L, Koerts J, van Heuvelen MJ, van der Zee EA, Lange KW, Tucha O. Good vibrations--effects of whole body vibration on attention in healthy individuals and individuals with ADHD. PLoS One 2014 Feb 28;9(2):e90747. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0090747.

Lahr M.M.H., Postema F., Venema B.J., Luiten P.G.M., Riedel G., Van der Zee E.A. Whole body stimulation functions as a cognitive enhancer in young and old mice. ENP, 2009.

Regterschot G.R.H., van Heuvelen M.J.G., Zeinstra E.B., Fuermaier A.B.M., Tucha L., Koerts J., Tucha O., van Der Zee E.A. Whole body vibration applied via a chair improves cognition in healthy young adults (under revision).

Zee van der EA, Riedel G, Postema F, Venema BJ, Keijser JN. Whole Body Vibration and spatial learning. cFos and ChAT as neuronal correlates of cognitive improvements. Proceedings of Measuring Behavior 111-112, 2012.
- Brief summaryRationale: With the aging of the population the number of people with cognitive disorders like Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) and dementia will increase dramatically. There is an urgent need for interventions to reduce or postpone the cognitive decline. Medication has limited effects and often negative adverse effects. Physical exercise is less suitable for the subpopulation who is physically impaired. Passive Whole Body Vibration (WBV) might be an efficient and cost-effective alternative. In young and older mice, WBV appeared to be effective in enhancing motor performance, learning, and memory. In humans there is evidence that WBV has acute effects on attention and set-shifting in young people and people with attention disorders. In older people this new approach to enhance cognition is not investigated yet. Therefore, a pilot study is proposed in which the feasibility of WBV and the effects on cognition will be explored in healthy older people.
Objective: The objectives of this pilot study are to investigate feasibility and effects of passive WBV in order to (1) reveal barriers and perspectives in both the recruitment and the execution phase that will facilitate subsequent research and (2) reveal effect sizes of the effects of WBV on cognitive functioning that can be used for sample size calculations to facilitate larger-scaled subsequent research
Study design: The study consists of a pilot study with a double blind randomized controlled trial design.
Study population: The study population includes healthy older people, aged 65 years or older.
Intervention: The experimental intervention consists of passive WBV applied via a chair, 4 session per week, 4 minutes per session during 5 weeks with a vibration frequency of 30Hz and an amplitude of 1mm using a therapeutic movement simulation platform of VitaCare. The control intervention is a placebo intervention with the same procedures as the experimental interventions but with a vibration frequency of 1Hz.
Main outcomes: The main outcome measures are feasibility (indicated by attendance, performance according to protocol and perceived comfort) and cognitive functioning measured with neuropsychological tests for executive functioning and memory.
- Main changes (audit trail)
- RECORD14-apr-2014 - 5-mei-2014


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