The effects of Whole-Body Vibration therapy on patients with primary insomnia

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dc.contributor Helsingin yliopisto, Lääketieteellinen tiedekunta fi
dc.contributor University of Helsinki, Faculty of Medicine en
dc.contributor Helsingfors universitet, Medicinska fakulteten sv Tuomi, Janne Kuurne-Koivisto, Minna Partinen, Markku 2016
dc.identifier.uri URN:NBN:fi:hulib-201601201046
dc.description.abstract Background: Treatment of chronic insomnia is problematic and alternative methods besides drug therapy are sought out for. The aim of the study was to find out about the effects of Neurosonic-low frequency therapy chair on patients with primary insomnia. Therapy is based on Whole-Body Vibration (WBV). Methods: This pilot study consisted of 16 adults (12 men, 4 women; age range 28 - 65) that suffered from insomnia with an Insomnia Severity Index (ISI) of at least 15. They were randomized into control and intervention groups (8 + 8). Both groups received WBV-treatment for five times. At the start of the study control group had a three week period when they did not receive treatment. Measurements were taken using actigraphy, SCL-90-, WHO-5-, PSQI-, ISI-, EQ-5D-questionnaires and a structured sleep questionnaire based on the Basic Nordic Sleep Questionnaire. Results: After treatment ISI-scores decreased in both groups. After treatment the WHO-5- and EQ-5D VAS-score were also ameliorated. Treatment also lowered SCL-90 scores related to anxiety, obsessive compulsive and somatization symptoms. Conclusions: Our results indicate that WBV-treatment has beneficial effects for people suffering from primary insomnia. WBV-treatment also seems to relieve anxiety. No major adverse effects were detected. WBV-treatment may be useful for example in the treatment of insomnia in situations where pharmacological treatment is insufficient. Further studies should be done to have more information about the usefulness of WBV based therapy in treatment of insomnia. en
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Helsingfors universitet sv
dc.publisher University of Helsinki en
dc.publisher Helsingin yliopisto fi
dc.subject Anxiety en
dc.subject Actigraphy en
dc.subject Insomnia en
dc.subject Primary Insomnia en
dc.subject Relaxation Therapy en
dc.subject Whole-Body Vibration en
dc.title The effects of Whole-Body Vibration therapy on patients with primary insomnia en
dc.type.ontasot pro gradu-avhandlingar sv
dc.type.ontasot pro gradu -tutkielmat fi
dc.type.ontasot master's thesis en
dc.subject.discipline Neurology en
dc.subject.discipline Neurologia fi
dc.subject.discipline Neurologi sv
dct.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:hulib-201601201046

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