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dc.contributor.author Villarroya, M. Adoración
dc.contributor.author Gonzalez de Aguero, Alex
dc.contributor.author Moros, Teresa
dc.contributor.author Gómez-Trullén, Eva
dc.contributor.author Casajús, José A.
dc.date.accessioned 2015-01-12T22:02:24Z
dc.date.available 2015-01-12T22:02:24Z
dc.date.issued 2013-10
dc.identifier.citation Villarroya , M A , Gonzalez de Aguero , A , Moros , T , Gómez-Trullén , E & Casajús , J A 2013 , ' Effects of whole body vibration training on balance in adolescents with and without Down syndrome ' Research in Developmental Disabilities , vol. 34 , no. 10 , pp. 3057-3065 . https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ridd.2013.06.015 en
dc.identifier.issn 0891-4222
dc.identifier.other PURE: 5389207
dc.identifier.other PURE UUID: 9b653913-0bad-45d8-975f-4042ec037681
dc.identifier.other PubMed: 23872530
dc.identifier.other Scopus: 84880648215
dc.identifier.other handle.net: 2160/26628
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2160/26628
dc.description Copyright © 2013 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. en
dc.description.abstract The present study aimed to determine whether a whole body vibration training program (WBV) is able to improve static standing balance in adolescents with and without Down syndrome (DS). Thirty adolescents with DS aged 11-20 years (DSG) and 27 adolescent, age/sex matched, without DS (CG) joined the study. Participants of each group were divided into two comparable groups, those who performed WVB (in DSG: VDSG; in CG: VCG) and those who did not perform WVB (in DSG: nVDSG; in CG: nVCG). Static-standing-balance under four conditions (C1: open-eyes/fixed-foot-support; C2: closed-eyes/fixed-foot-support; C3: open-eyes/compliant-foot-support; C4: closed-eyes/compliant-foot-support) was examine, before and after a 20-week WBV training program. For balance study, Postural-Parameters (PPs), based on center of pressure (COP) oscillations (anterior/posterior and medial/lateral COP excursion and COP mean velocity), and PPs ratios among the four conditions were calculated. After WBV training, no significant differences were found in any parameter in the VCG and nVCG and neither in the nVDSG, but there was a decrease of mean values in the analyzed PPs under C4, with significant differences in medial/lateral COP excursion and COP mean velocity, and a significant decrease in the ratio C4/C1 of the mean velocity in VDSG. Therefore, WBV training had positive effects in the balance of DS adolescents although only under specific conditions, with vision and somatosensory input altered. The positive results of this study are encouraging and open a wide field of research, looking for the most efficient program for this population. en
dc.format.extent 9 en
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Research in Developmental Disabilities en
dc.rights en
dc.subject Adolescent en
dc.subject Child en
dc.subject Down Syndrome en
dc.subject Female en
dc.subject Humans en
dc.subject Male en
dc.subject Physical Therapy Modalities en
dc.subject Postural Balance en
dc.subject Posture en
dc.subject Treatment Outcome en
dc.subject Vibration en
dc.subject Young Adult en
dc.title Effects of whole body vibration training on balance in adolescents with and without Down syndrome en
dc.type /dk/atira/pure/researchoutput/researchoutputtypes/contributiontojournal/article en
dc.description.version authorsversion en
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ridd.2013.06.015
dc.contributor.institution Sport and Exercise Science en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en


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