Author: Fuzari HK1, Dornelas de Andrade A1, A Rodrigues M2, I Medeiros A1, F Pessoa M1, Lima AM1, Cerqueira MS3, Marinho PE1
Affiliation: <sup>1</sup>a Physiotherapy Department, Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy Laboratory , Universidade Federal de Pernambuco , Recife , PE , Brasil. <sup>2</sup>b Electronics and Systems Department , Universidade Federal de Pernambuco , Recife , PE , Brasil. <sup>3</sup>c Physiotherapy Department, Kinesiotherapy Laboratory , Universidade Federal de Pernambuco , Recife , PE , Brasil.
Conference/Journal: Physiother Theory Pract.
Date published: 2018 Feb 26
Other: Volume ID: 1-10 , Special Notes: doi: 10.1080/09593985.2018.1443537. [Epub ahead of print] , Word Count: 213
BACKGROUND: Whole body vibration (WBV) training improves maximum voluntary isometric contraction (MVIC) of knee extensors, postural balance, functional capacity, and quality of life (QOL) in several diseases. The objective was to assess the efficacy of WBV training in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) on hemodialysis (HD) in the interdialytic period.
METHOD: A randomized, controlled trial study with concealed allocation, intention-to-treat analysis, and triple blinding. Sixteen patients with CKD of both genders aged over 40 years were allocated in two groups, the WBV group or the sham group, training 2 times a week for 12 weeks. The primary outcome was knee extensor muscle strength, and the secondary outcomes were quadriceps thickness, distance walked, balance, and QOL.
RESULTS: The WBV group improved MVIC of knee extensors with a difference between groups in improvement of 117.29 N (95% CI, 32.25-202.24) at the end of training. The other outcomes were not different between groups. Practical applications: The WBV program has shown to be effective and may be able to help in prescribing the appropriate training program for CKD.
CONCLUSION: WBV training improves MVIC of knee extensors in patients with CKD on HD in the interdialytic period. WBV training could be considered in the management of patients with CKD.
KEYWORDS: Exercise; kidney dialysis; muscle weakness; postural balance; quality of life
PMID: 29482412 DOI: 10.1080/09593985.2018.1443537