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SJKU 2013, 18(3): 64-70 Back to browse issues page
Evaluation of neuromuscular response to chronic whole body vibration training in elderly women
Asgar Tofighi Dr1, Saber Saedmocheshi 2, Ghafor Ghafari 3
1- Assistant Professor Urmia University
2- Urmia University , sabersaed58@yahoo.com
3- Urmia University
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ABSTRACT Background and aim: Whole body vibration training can improve muscular force by affecting neuromuscular system and mechanical mechanisms. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of an 8 week whole body vibration training (WBVT) on neuromuscular performance in healthy elderly women. Materials and Methods: Based on an experimental and BOSCO training protocol, thirty elderly female women (50±5.5 yrs old) were selected and divided randomly into two experimental and control groups. Before and after vibration training, timed Up & Go and 5-chair stand tests were performed to evaluate neuromuscular performance in elderly women. Data were processed with SPSS software version 18 and one way ANOVA test was used for data analysis. P<0.05 was considered significant. Results: Data analysis showed that there was a significant improvement in neuromuscular performance in WBVT group compared to control group (P ≤ 0.05). Conclusion: Based on the results of this study WBVT can reduce the possibility of falling risk among old women by improving neuromuscular performance. Keywords: Elderly women, Vibration therapy, Neuromuscular performance. Received: Aug 15, 2012 Accepted: Jan 23, 2013 Conflict of interest: None declared
Keywords: Elderly women, Vibration therapy, Neuromuscular performance.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2013/10/4
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Volume 18, Issue 3 (Scientific Journal of Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences 2013) Back to browse issues page
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مجله علمی دانشگاه علوم پزشکی کردستان Scientific Journal of Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences
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