The Effect of Whole-Body Vibration Training on Lean Mass in Postmenopausal Women: A systematic review and meta-analysis
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Author/sChung, Linda Haiwon; Alcaraz Ramón, Pedro Emilio; Rubio Arias, Jacobo Ángel; Marín Cascales, Elena; Ramos Campo, Domingo Jesús; [et al.]
Discipline/sActividad Física y Deporte
Objective: The purpose of the present systematic review and meta-analysis was to evaluate published, randomized controlled trials that investigated the effects of whole-body vibration training (WBVT) on lean mass in postmenopausal women. Methods: The following electronic databases were searched from September to October 2015: PubMed, Web of Science, and Cochrane. Two different authors tabulated, independently, the selected indices in identical predetermined forms. The methodological quality of all randomized trial studies was evaluated according to the modified PEDro scale. In each trial, the effect size of the intervention was calculated by the difference between pre- and postintervention lean mass in WBVT postmenopausal women. For controlled trials, the effect size of the WBVT was also calculated by the difference in lean mass after the WBVT and in control participants. Results: Of the 189 articles found from the database search and all duplicates removed, 5 articles were analy...