Pneumologie 2017; 71(S 01): S1-S125
DOI: 10.1055/s-0037-1598476
Posterbegehung – Sektion Rehabilitation, Prävention und Tabakkontrolle
Neues zu Messinstrumenten und Trainingsmodalitäten in der Rehabilitation – Marc Spielmanns/Leverkusen, Andreas Rembert Koczulla/Marburg
Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New York

Low volume whole body vibration training improves exercise capacity in subjects with mild to severe COPD

T Böselt
1  Schwerpunkt Pneumologie, Klinik für Innere Medizin, Philipps Universität Marburg
,
M Spielmanns
2  Medizinische Klinik und Ambulante Pneumologische Rehabilitation in Leverkusen (April)
,
R Glöckl
3  Schön Klinik Berchtesgadener Land, Klinikum Rechts der Isar, Technische Universität München
,
A Klutsch
2  Medizinische Klinik und Ambulante Pneumologische Rehabilitation in Leverkusen (April)
,
H Fischer
4  Institut für Medizin, Training und Gesundheit, Philipps Universität Marburg
,
H Polanski
2  Medizinische Klinik und Ambulante Pneumologische Rehabilitation in Leverkusen (April)
,
C Nell
1  Schwerpunkt Pneumologie, Klinik für Innere Medizin, Philipps Universität Marburg
,
JH Storre
5  Abt. Pneumologie, Lungenklinik, Klinken der Stadt Köln gGmbH, University of Witten/Herdecke
,
W Windisch
5  Abt. Pneumologie, Lungenklinik, Klinken der Stadt Köln gGmbH, University of Witten/Herdecke
,
AR Koczulla
6  Klinik für Innere Medizin, Schwerpunkt Pneumologie, Universitätsklinikum Gießen und Marburg, Standort Marburg, Philipps-Universität Marburg
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Publication History

Publication Date:
23 February 2017 (online)

 

Background:

The objective of this study was to investigate the benefits of a low volume outpatient whole body vibration training (WBVT) program on exercise capacity in comparison to a calisthenics training program (CTG) in subjects with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

Methods:

In this single-centre randomized controlled trial twenty-nine subjects with mild to severe COPD were randomized to WBVT or to calisthenics training including relaxation and breathing retraining in combination with calisthenics exercises. Both groups equally exercised for duration of 3 months with 2 session/30 min per week). Outcome parameters were 6-minute walk distance (6MWD, primary outcome), 5 Repetition sit-to-stand test (STST), leg press peak force, Berg-Balance scale (BBS), St. George Respiratory Questionnaire (SGRQ) and COPD-Assessment-Test (CAT).

Results:

Twenty-seven subjects completed the study (WBVT: n = 14, CTG: n = 13). Baseline characteristics between groups were comparable. Subjects in the WBVT group significantly improved 6MWD (+105 [45.5 – 133.5] m; p = 0.001), STST (-2.3 [-3.1 – 1.3] s.; p = 0.001), peak force (28.7 [16.7 – 33.3] kg; p = 0.001) and BBS (1.5 [0.0 – 4.0] pts; p = 0.05). Changes in 6MWD, STST and leg press peak force were also found to be significantly different between groups in favor of the WBVT-group. Only the between-group difference of the CAT score was in favor of the CTG (p = 0.024).

Conclusion:

A low volume WBVT program resulted in significantly and clinically relevant larger improvements in exercise capacity compared to calisthenics exercises in subjects with mild to severe COPD.