Stochastic Resonance Whole-Body Vibration Improves Postural Control in Health Care Professionals: A Worksite Randomized Controlled Trial

Elfering, Achim; Schade, Volker; Stoecklin, Lukas; Baur, Simone; Burger, Christian; Radlinger, Lorenz (2014). Stochastic Resonance Whole-Body Vibration Improves Postural Control in Health Care Professionals: A Worksite Randomized Controlled Trial. Workplace Health & Safety, 62(5), pp. 187-196. SAGE 10.3928/21650799-20140422-04

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Slip, trip, and fall injuries are frequent among health care workers. Stochastic resonance whole-body vibration training was tested to improve postural control. Participants included 124 employees of a Swiss university hospital. The randomized controlled trial included an experimental group given 8 weeks of training and a control group with no intervention. In both groups, postural control was assessed as mediolateral sway on a force plate before and after the 8-week trial. Mediolateral sway was significantly decreased by stochastic resonance whole-body vibration training in the experimental group but not in the control group that received no training (p < .05). Stochastic resonance whole-body vibration training is an option in the primary prevention of balance-related injury at work.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

07 Faculty of Human Sciences > Institute of Psychology
07 Faculty of Human Sciences > Institute of Psychology > Work and Organisational Psychology

UniBE Contributor:

Elfering, Achim

Subjects:

100 Philosophy > 150 Psychology
300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology

ISSN:

2165-0799

Publisher:

SAGE

Language:

English

Submitter:

Diana Cristina Romano

Date Deposited:

25 Mar 2015 10:21

Last Modified:

21 Oct 2015 09:20

Publisher DOI:

10.3928/21650799-20140422-04

PubMed ID:

24806038

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.65571

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/65571

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