Effects of whole body vibration therapy in pain, function and depression of the patients with fibromyalgia.

Author: Alev A1, Mihriban A2, Bilge E2, Ayça E2, Merve K2, Şeyma C2, Uğur E2, Adnan B2, Zeynel K2, Mahmut GS2
Author Information:
1Uludağ University Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Department, Kükürtlü, 16080, Bursa, Turkey. Electronic address: dr.alevalp@gmail.com.
2Uludağ University Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Department, Kükürtlü, 16080, Bursa, Turkey.
Conference/Journal: Complement Ther Clin Pract.
Date published: 2017 Aug
Other: Volume ID: 28 , Pages: 200-203 , Special Notes: doi: 10.1016/j.ctcp.2017.06.008. Epub 2017 Jun 30. , Word Count: 157


AIM: Aim of the study is to search the effects of whole body vibration (WBV) in fibromyalgia patients.

MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this single blind study 20 fibromyalgia patients were diagnosed according to 2010 American College of Rheumatology criteria whom participated in the study with the mean age of 57 ± 7 (years). Participants were randomized into 2 equal groups. In the intervention group (n = 10), 6 different types of exercises were combined with 30 hz frequency, 2 mm amplitude WBV for 4 weeks, The control group (n = 10) performed the same exercises on the same platform without vibration. The patients were assessed at baseline, at the 3rd and 6th months by Visual Analogue Scale (VAS), Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire (FIQ) and Beck Depression Inventory (BDI).

RESULTS: Only FIQ score was significantly better in the treatment group at the 6th month evaluation (p = 0.043).

CONCLUSION: WBV is found to be effective in reducing symptoms of fibromyalgia.

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KEYWORDS: Exercise; Fibromyalgia; Pain; Vibration

PMID: 28779930 DOI: 10.1016/j.ctcp.2017.06.008

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