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Safety and effectiveness of vibration massage by deep oscillations: a prospective observational study.

Kraft K, Kanter S, Janik H - Evid Based Complement Alternat Med (2013)

Bottom Line: Primary outcome parameters were safety and tolerability (5-level Likert scale (1 = very good)) (after each treatment session and at control visit).Tolerability was rated as 1.8 (95% confidence interval: 1.53; 2.07).In conclusion, deep oscillation massage is safe and well tolerated in patients with FMS and might improve symptoms and quality of life rather sustained.

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Affiliation: Chair of Complementary Medicine, Center of Internal Medicine, Rostock University Medicine, Ernst-Heydemann-Straße 6, 18057 Rostock, Germany.

ABSTRACT
The objective of this study is to assess the safety of treatment with vibration massage using a deep oscillation device and the effects on symptom severity and quality of life in patients with primary fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS). Outpatients with FMS performed an observational prospective study with visits 2-4 weeks after the last treatment (control) and after further 2 months (follow-up). Patients were treated with 10 sessions of 45 min deep oscillation massage, 2/week. Primary outcome parameters were safety and tolerability (5-level Likert scale (1 = very good)) (after each treatment session and at control visit). Secondary outcome parameters were symptom severity (Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire (FIQ), pain) and quality of life (SF-36). Seventy patients (97.1% females) were included. At control visit, 41 patients (58.6%) reported 63 mild and short-lasting adverse events, mainly worsening of prevalent symptoms such as pain and fatigue. Tolerability was rated as 1.8 (95% confidence interval: 1.53; 2.07). Symptoms and quality of life were significantly improved at both control and follow-up visits (at least P < 0.01). In conclusion, deep oscillation massage is safe and well tolerated in patients with FMS and might improve symptoms and quality of life rather sustained.

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Flow diagram of the study. I1: before treatment; I2: 2–4 weeks after the last treatment session; I3: 2 months after I2.
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fig1: Flow diagram of the study. I1: before treatment; I2: 2–4 weeks after the last treatment session; I3: 2 months after I2.

Mentions: Seventy patients were enrolled at I1; 66 completed all 10 treatment sessions. One patient dropped out after 5 treatment sessions due to unknown reasons, and 63 patients (90%) completed the study per protocol (Figure 1). The patients' characteristics at allocation (I1) are shown in Table 2. All were Caucasian; the age was 57.33 ± 10.48 years (mean ± SD). Primary FMS had been diagnosed 8.27 ± 6.11 years ago. The MPSS was calculated as 2.64 ± 0.48, indicating a high stage of chronicity.


Safety and effectiveness of vibration massage by deep oscillations: a prospective observational study.

Kraft K, Kanter S, Janik H - Evid Based Complement Alternat Med (2013)

Flow diagram of the study. I1: before treatment; I2: 2–4 weeks after the last treatment session; I3: 2 months after I2.
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Related In: Results  -  Collection

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fig1: Flow diagram of the study. I1: before treatment; I2: 2–4 weeks after the last treatment session; I3: 2 months after I2.
Mentions: Seventy patients were enrolled at I1; 66 completed all 10 treatment sessions. One patient dropped out after 5 treatment sessions due to unknown reasons, and 63 patients (90%) completed the study per protocol (Figure 1). The patients' characteristics at allocation (I1) are shown in Table 2. All were Caucasian; the age was 57.33 ± 10.48 years (mean ± SD). Primary FMS had been diagnosed 8.27 ± 6.11 years ago. The MPSS was calculated as 2.64 ± 0.48, indicating a high stage of chronicity.

Bottom Line: Primary outcome parameters were safety and tolerability (5-level Likert scale (1 = very good)) (after each treatment session and at control visit).Tolerability was rated as 1.8 (95% confidence interval: 1.53; 2.07).In conclusion, deep oscillation massage is safe and well tolerated in patients with FMS and might improve symptoms and quality of life rather sustained.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Chair of Complementary Medicine, Center of Internal Medicine, Rostock University Medicine, Ernst-Heydemann-Straße 6, 18057 Rostock, Germany.

ABSTRACT
The objective of this study is to assess the safety of treatment with vibration massage using a deep oscillation device and the effects on symptom severity and quality of life in patients with primary fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS). Outpatients with FMS performed an observational prospective study with visits 2-4 weeks after the last treatment (control) and after further 2 months (follow-up). Patients were treated with 10 sessions of 45 min deep oscillation massage, 2/week. Primary outcome parameters were safety and tolerability (5-level Likert scale (1 = very good)) (after each treatment session and at control visit). Secondary outcome parameters were symptom severity (Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire (FIQ), pain) and quality of life (SF-36). Seventy patients (97.1% females) were included. At control visit, 41 patients (58.6%) reported 63 mild and short-lasting adverse events, mainly worsening of prevalent symptoms such as pain and fatigue. Tolerability was rated as 1.8 (95% confidence interval: 1.53; 2.07). Symptoms and quality of life were significantly improved at both control and follow-up visits (at least P < 0.01). In conclusion, deep oscillation massage is safe and well tolerated in patients with FMS and might improve symptoms and quality of life rather sustained.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus