Author: Carvalho-Lima RP1, Sá-Caputo DC2,3, Moreira-Marconi E2,3, Dionello C2,4, Paineiras-Domingos LL2,4, Sousa-Gonçalves CR2,4, Morel DS2,4, Frederico EH2, Neves MF5, Oliveira R5, Oigman W5, Marin PJ6, Paiva DN7, Bernardo-Filho M2
1Mestrado Profissional em Saúde, Medicina Laboratorial e Tecnologia Forense, Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de janeiro, RJ, Brazil.
2Departamento de Biofísica e Biometria, Instituto de Biologia Roberto Alcântara Gomes, Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de janeiro, RJ, Brazil.
3Programa de Pós-graduação em Fisiopatologia Clínica e Experimental, Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil.
4Programa de Pós-Graduação em Ciências Médicas, Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de janeiro, RJ, Brazil.
5Departamento de Clínica Médica, Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil.
6Universidad Europea Miguel de Cervantes, Laboratorio de Fisiologia, Valladolid, Spain.
7Programa de Pós-graduação em Promoção da Saúde, Universidade de Santa Cruz do Sul, Santa Cruz do Sul, RS, Brazil.
Conference/Journal: Afr J Tradit Complement Altern Med.
Date published: 2017 Jul 7
Other: Volume ID: 14 , Issue ID: 4 Suppl , Pages: 59-65 , Special Notes: doi: 10.21010/ajtcam.v14i4S.8. eCollection 2017. , Word Count: 265
BACKGROUND: Whole body vibration exercises (WBVE) improve the quality of life (QoL) of different populations. Metabolic syndrome patients (MetS) may be favored by physical activity. Questionnaires are used to assess the QoL. The aim was to evaluate the QoL of patients with MetS that have undergone WBVE with a brief WHOQOL (WHOQOL-BREF).
MATERIAL AND METHODS: MetS patients were randomly divided into three groups: (i) control group (CG), (ii) treated with WBVE once per week (WBVE1) and (iii) treated with WBVE twice per week (WBVE2). In the first session, the patient was sat in a chair in front of the platform with the feet on its base in 3 peak to peak displacements (2.5, 5.0 and 7.5 mm) and frequency of 5 Hz was used. From the second to the last session, patients were subjected to the same protocol, however they were standing on the base of the platform and the frequency was increased up to 14 Hz. The patients fulfilled the WHOQOL-BREF before the first and after the last sessions. Cronbach coefficients were determined to each domain of the WHOQOL-BREF and test Wilcoxon (p<0.05) was used.
RESULTS: The patients of the WBVE1 group had improvements in the physical, psychological and environment domains while in the WBVE2, the improvements were in the physical and social relationships domain of the WHOQOL-BREF.
CONCLUSION: It was observed that the WBVE in a protocol (one or two times per week) with a progressive and increased frequency improves the QoL of patients with MetS in different domains of the WHOQOL-BREF.
KEYWORDS: WHOQOL-BREF; metabolic syndrome; whole body vibration exercises
PMID: 28740945 PMCID: PMC5514441 DOI: 10.21010/ajtcam.v14i4S.8