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Effects of Whole-Body Vibration Therapy in Patients with Fibromyalgia: A Systematic Literature Review.

Collado-Mateo D, Adsuar JC, Olivares PR, Del Pozo-Cruz B, Parraca JA, Del Pozo-Cruz J, Gusi N - Evid Based Complement Alternat Med (2015)

Bottom Line: Objective.Patients.Eight articles satisfied the inclusion and exclusion criteria and were analysed.

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Affiliation: Faculty of Sport Sciences, University of Extremadura, 10003 Caceres, Spain.

ABSTRACT
Objective. To review the literature on the effects of whole-body vibration therapy in patients with fibromyalgia. Design. Systematic literature review. Patients. Patients with fibromyalgia. Methods. An electronic search of the literature in four medical databases was performed to identify studies on whole-body vibration therapy that were published up to the 15th of January 2015. Results. Eight articles satisfied the inclusion and exclusion criteria and were analysed. According to the Dutch CBO guidelines, all selected trials had a B level of evidence. The main outcomes that were measured were balance, fatigue, disability index, health-related quality of life, and pain. Whole-body vibration appeared to improve the outcomes, especially balance and disability index. Conclusion. Whole-body vibration could be an adequate treatment for fibromyalgia as a main therapy or added to a physical exercise programme as it could improve balance, disability index, health-related quality of life, fatigue, and pain. However, this conclusion must be treated with caution because the paucity of trials and the marked differences between existing trials in terms of protocol, intervention, and measurement tools hampered the comparison of the trials.

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fig1: Flow chart delineating the complete systematic review process that was followed.

Mentions: Figure 1 shows a flow chart delineating the complete systematic review process. The articles were indexed according to whether they met all of the following inclusion criteria: (a) the study focused on WBV therapy, (b) the study cohort only consisted of people with FM, (c) the study was a randomised controlled trial (RCT), (d) the whole publication was written in English, and (e) the article was an original clinical study. Studies were excluded if they met any of the following criteria: (a) the study examined the effects of exposure to vibration within industry or employment of labour and transport and (b) the study was only presented once as a summary at a conference, congress, or seminar. The articles were selected by two independent experts. Disagreements were resolved through group discussions until a mutual consensus was reached. The search was finalized on the 15th of January 2015, with no submission deadline being imposed.


Effects of Whole-Body Vibration Therapy in Patients with Fibromyalgia: A Systematic Literature Review.

Collado-Mateo D, Adsuar JC, Olivares PR, Del Pozo-Cruz B, Parraca JA, Del Pozo-Cruz J, Gusi N - Evid Based Complement Alternat Med (2015)

Flow chart delineating the complete systematic review process that was followed.
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

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getmorefigures.php?uid=PMC4553315&req=5

fig1: Flow chart delineating the complete systematic review process that was followed.
Mentions: Figure 1 shows a flow chart delineating the complete systematic review process. The articles were indexed according to whether they met all of the following inclusion criteria: (a) the study focused on WBV therapy, (b) the study cohort only consisted of people with FM, (c) the study was a randomised controlled trial (RCT), (d) the whole publication was written in English, and (e) the article was an original clinical study. Studies were excluded if they met any of the following criteria: (a) the study examined the effects of exposure to vibration within industry or employment of labour and transport and (b) the study was only presented once as a summary at a conference, congress, or seminar. The articles were selected by two independent experts. Disagreements were resolved through group discussions until a mutual consensus was reached. The search was finalized on the 15th of January 2015, with no submission deadline being imposed.

Bottom Line: Objective.Patients.Eight articles satisfied the inclusion and exclusion criteria and were analysed.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Faculty of Sport Sciences, University of Extremadura, 10003 Caceres, Spain.

ABSTRACT
Objective. To review the literature on the effects of whole-body vibration therapy in patients with fibromyalgia. Design. Systematic literature review. Patients. Patients with fibromyalgia. Methods. An electronic search of the literature in four medical databases was performed to identify studies on whole-body vibration therapy that were published up to the 15th of January 2015. Results. Eight articles satisfied the inclusion and exclusion criteria and were analysed. According to the Dutch CBO guidelines, all selected trials had a B level of evidence. The main outcomes that were measured were balance, fatigue, disability index, health-related quality of life, and pain. Whole-body vibration appeared to improve the outcomes, especially balance and disability index. Conclusion. Whole-body vibration could be an adequate treatment for fibromyalgia as a main therapy or added to a physical exercise programme as it could improve balance, disability index, health-related quality of life, fatigue, and pain. However, this conclusion must be treated with caution because the paucity of trials and the marked differences between existing trials in terms of protocol, intervention, and measurement tools hampered the comparison of the trials.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus