Table 2

Comparative effects of vibratory (N = 14) and walking-based exercise (N = 14) programs in postmenopausal women.

Baseline

Change to 8 months

Treatment effect

P†


Mean (SD)

Mean (95%CI)

Mean (95%CI)


BMD (gr·m-2)

Lumbar spine

Vibratory

0.95 (0.12)

-0.01 (-0.04 to 0.02)

0.00 (-0.03 to 0.03)

.983

Walking

0.83 (0.13)

-0.01 (-0.02 to 0.01)

Femoral neck

Vibratory

0.79 (0.10)

0.02 (-0.01 to 0.04)

0.03 (0.01 to 0.06)

.011

Walking

0.78 (0.13)

-0.02 (-0.03 to 0.00)

Trochanter

Vibratory

0.68 (0.08)

0.01 (-0.01 to 0.02)

0.02 (-0.01 to 0.04)

.084

Walking

0.60 (0.10)

-0.01 (-0.02 to 0.02)

Ward's triangle

Vibratory

0.63 (0.11)

0.04 (-0.01 to 0.09)

0.03 (-0.02 to 0.09)

.070

Walking

0.58 (0.12)

0.01 (-0.02 to 0.02)

Balance (trials)

Vibratory

9.4 (5.1)

-2.7 (-5.7 to -0.1)

-3.2 (-6.3 to -0.2)

.023

Walking

11.3 (3.9)

0.5 (-0.9 to 0.6)

BMI (kg/m2)

Vibratory

28.8 (4.3)

-0.90 (-1.8 to -0.1)

-0.8 (-1.7 to 0.0)

.049

Walking

27.3 (2.9)

-0.1 (-0.3 to 0.2)


BMD = Bone mineral density; BMI = Body mass index.

* Values expressed as mean (SD) with the 95% confidence intervals.

† P values of ANOVA for repeated measures, adjusted by baseline data and age to compare differences between groups at 8 months

Gusi et al. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2006 7:92   doi:10.1186/1471-2474-7-92

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