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Towards reporting guidelines of research using whole-body vibration as training or treatment regimen in human subjects-A Delphi consensus study

Wuestefeld, Anika and Fuermaier, Anselm B. M. and Bernardo-Filho, Mario and Danúbia, da Cunha de Sá-Caputo and Rittweger, Jörn and Schoenau, Eckhard and Stark, Christina and Marin, Pedro J. and Seixas, Adérito and Judex, Stefan and Taiar, Redha and Nyakas, Csaba and van der Zee, Eddy A. and van Heuvelen, Marieke J. G. and Tucha, Oliver (2020) Towards reporting guidelines of research using whole-body vibration as training or treatment regimen in human subjects-A Delphi consensus study. PLoS One, e0235905. Public Library of Science (PLoS). doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0235905. ISSN 1932-6203.

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Background Whole-body vibration (WBV) is a method utilizing vibrating platforms to xpose individuals to mechanical vibration. In its various applications, it has been linked to improved muscular, skeletal, metabolic, or cognitive functioning, quality of life, and physiological parameters such as blood pressure. Most evidence concerning WBV is inconclusive and meta-analytical reviews may not readily produce insights since the research has a risk of misunderstandings of vibration parameters and incomplete reporting occurs. This study aims at laying an empirical foundation for reporting guidelines for human WBV studies to improve the quality of reporting and the currently limited comparability between studies. Method The Delphi methodology is employed to exploit the integrated knowledge of WBV experts to distil the specific aspects of WBV methodology that should be included in such guidelines. Over three rounds of completing online questionnaires, the expert panel (round 1/2/3: 51/40/37 experts respectively from 17 countries with an average of 19.4 years of WBV research experience) rated candidate items. Results A 40-item list was established based on the ratings of the individual items from the expert panel with a large final consensus (94.6%). Conclusion The final consensus indicates comprehensiveness and valuableness of the list. The results are in line with previous guidelines but expand these extensively. The present results may therefore serve as a foundation for updated guidelines for reporting human WBV studies in order to improve the quality of reporting of WBV studies, improve comparability of studies and facilitate the development of WBV study designs.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/135822/
Document Type:Article
Title:Towards reporting guidelines of research using whole-body vibration as training or treatment regimen in human subjects-A Delphi consensus study
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Wuestefeld, AnikaUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-1779-3388
Fuermaier, Anselm B. M.UNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-2331-0840
Bernardo-Filho, MarioLaboratório de Vibrações Mecânicas, Policlínica Piquet Carneiro, Instituto de Biología Roberto Alcantarahttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-4718-448X
Danúbia, da Cunha de Sá-CaputoLaboratory of Mechanical Vibration and Integrative Practices, Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, BrazilUNSPECIFIED
Rittweger, JörnJoern.Rittweger (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-2223-8963
Schoenau, Eckharduniversity childrens hospital, cologne, germanyUNSPECIFIED
Stark, ChristinaDepartment of Pediatrics, Medical Faculty and University Hospital, University of Cologne, Cologne, GermanyUNSPECIFIED
Marin, Pedro J.CyMO Research Institute, Valladolid, SpainUNSPECIFIED
Seixas, AdéritoEscola Superior de Saúde, Universidade Fernando Pessoa, 4200-253 Porto, Portugalhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-6563-8246
Judex, StefanUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-4511-1535
Taiar, RedhaUniversité de Reims Champagne Ardenne, 51100 Grand Est, Francehttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-0227-3884
Nyakas, CsabaDepartment of Morphology and Physiology, Faculty of Health Sciences, Semmelweis University, Budapest, HungaryUNSPECIFIED
van der Zee, Eddy A.Molecular Neurobiology, Groningen Institute for Evolutionary Life Sciences (GELIFES)UNSPECIFIED
van Heuvelen, Marieke J. G.Department of Human Movement Sciences, University of Groningen, University Medical Center Groningen,UNSPECIFIED
Tucha, OliverDepartment of Clinical and Developmental Neuropsychology, University of Groningen, Groningen, NetherlandsUNSPECIFIED
Date:22 July 2020
Journal or Publication Title:PLoS One
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
Page Range:e0235905
Publisher:Public Library of Science (PLoS)
Keywords:Whole-body vibration, Delphi consensus study
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Research under Space Conditions
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R FR - Research under Space Conditions
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Vorhaben Systemphysiologie (old)
Location: Köln-Porz
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Aerospace Medicine > Muscle and Bone Metabolism
Deposited By: Arndt, Carina
Deposited On:01 Sep 2020 13:03
Last Modified:01 Sep 2020 13:03

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