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Effect of the Combined Intervention with Passive Whole-Body Vibration and Auriculotherapy on the Quality of Life of Individuals with Knee Osteoarthritis Assessed by the WHOQOL-Bref: A Multi-Arm Clinical Trial

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Programa de Pós-graduação em Fisiopatologia Clínica e Experimental, Faculdade de Ciências Médicas, Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro RJ 20551-030, Brazil
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Laboratório de Vibrações Mecânicas e Práticas Integrativas—LAVIMPI, Departamento de Biofísica e Biometria, Instituto de Biologia Roberto Alcântara Gomes, Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro RJ 20950-003, Brazil
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Mestrado Profissional em Saúde, Medicina Laboratorial e Tecnologia Forense, Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro RJ 20551-030 Brazil
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Programa de Pós-graduação em Ciências Médicas, Faculdade de Ciências Médicas, Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro RJ 20551-030, Brazil
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Faculdade Bezerra de Araújo, Rio de Janeiro RJ 23052-180, Brazil
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Hospital Universitário Pedro Ernesto, Departamento de Ortopedia e Traumalologia Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro RJ 20551-030, Brazil
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Departamento de Estatística, Instituto de Matemática e Estatística, Universidade do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro RJ 20550-900, Brazil
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Centro Integrado de Pós-Graduação e Pesquisa em Saúde—CIPq/Saúde, Faculdade de Ciências Biológicas e da Saúde, Universidade Federal dos Vales do Jequitinhonha e Mucuri—UFVJM, Diamantina MG 39100-000, Brazil
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Departamento de Educación Física y Deporte, Universidad de Sevilla, 41013 Sevilla, Spain
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Université de Reims Champagne-Ardenne, 51100 Reims, France
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Appl. Sci. 2020, 10(6), 1956; https://doi.org/10.3390/app10061956
Received: 27 January 2020 / Revised: 3 March 2020 / Accepted: 9 March 2020 / Published: 12 March 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Applied Biomechanics in Sport, Rehabilitation and Ergonomy)
The aim of this study was to determine the effect on the quality of life of two non-pharmacological interventions isolated or in combination: (i) passive whole-body vibration exercise (WBVE), and (ii) auriculotherapy (AT). One hundred three participants with knee osteoarthritis (KOA) were allocated to: (a) a vibration group (WBVEG; n = 17) that performed WBVE (peak-to-peak displacement: 2.5 to 7.5 mm, frequency: 5 to 14 Hz, Peak acceleration: 0.12 to 2.95 g), two days/weekly for five weeks, (b) an AT group (ATG; n = 21), stimulation of three specific auriculotherapy points (Kidney, Knee and Shenmen) in each ear pavilion, (c) WBVE + AT (WBVE + AT; n = 20) and (d) respective control groups (WBVE_CG, n = 15; AT_CG, n = 12; WBVE + AT_CG, n = 18). The participants filled out the WHOQOL-bref Questionnaire before the first and after the last sessions. Statistical differences in the various domains of the WHOQOL-bref were not found. In conclusion, WBVE or AT alone or combined did not contribute in altering the quality of life of individuals exposed to these interventions. View Full-Text
Keywords: mechanical vibrations; auriculotherapy; quality of life; knee osteoarthritis mechanical vibrations; auriculotherapy; quality of life; knee osteoarthritis
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Moura-Fernandes, M.C.; Moreira-Marconi, E.; Gonçalves de Meirelles, A.; Paula Ferreira de Oliveira, A.; Silva, A.R.; Felipe Ferreira de Souza, L.; Lírio Pereira da Silva, A.; dos Santos-Fernandes, C.; Bessa Monteiro de Oliveira, B.; Antonio de Souza Gama, M.; Eduarda de Souza Melo-Oliveira, M.; Guedes de Aguiar, E.d.O.; Palmeira de Oliveira, L.; Mozella, A.d.P.; da Cunha de Sá-Caputo, D.; Paineiras-Domingos, L.L.; Pereira, M.J.d.S.; Xavier, V.L.; Lacerda, A.C.R.; Mendonça, V.A.; Sañudo, B.; Taiar, R.; Bernardo-Filho, M. Effect of the Combined Intervention with Passive Whole-Body Vibration and Auriculotherapy on the Quality of Life of Individuals with Knee Osteoarthritis Assessed by the WHOQOL-Bref: A Multi-Arm Clinical Trial. Appl. Sci. 2020, 10, 1956. https://doi.org/10.3390/app10061956

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Moura-Fernandes MC, Moreira-Marconi E, Gonçalves de Meirelles A, Paula Ferreira de Oliveira A, Silva AR, Felipe Ferreira de Souza L, Lírio Pereira da Silva A, dos Santos-Fernandes C, Bessa Monteiro de Oliveira B, Antonio de Souza Gama M, Eduarda de Souza Melo-Oliveira M, Guedes de Aguiar EdO, Palmeira de Oliveira L, Mozella AdP, da Cunha de Sá-Caputo D, Paineiras-Domingos LL, Pereira MJdS, Xavier VL, Lacerda ACR, Mendonça VA, Sañudo B, Taiar R, Bernardo-Filho M. Effect of the Combined Intervention with Passive Whole-Body Vibration and Auriculotherapy on the Quality of Life of Individuals with Knee Osteoarthritis Assessed by the WHOQOL-Bref: A Multi-Arm Clinical Trial. Applied Sciences. 2020; 10(6):1956. https://doi.org/10.3390/app10061956

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Moura-Fernandes, Marcia C., Eloá Moreira-Marconi, Alexandre Gonçalves de Meirelles, Ana Paula Ferreira de Oliveira, Aline R. Silva, Luiz Felipe Ferreira de Souza, Adriana Lírio Pereira da Silva, Carmen dos Santos-Fernandes, Bruno Bessa Monteiro de Oliveira, Marco Antonio de Souza Gama, Maria Eduarda de Souza Melo-Oliveira, Eliane d.O. Guedes de Aguiar, Liszt Palmeira de Oliveira, Alan d.P. Mozella, Danúbia da Cunha de Sá-Caputo, Laisa L. Paineiras-Domingos, Mario J.d.S. Pereira, Vinicius L. Xavier, Ana C.R. Lacerda, Vanessa A. Mendonça, Borja Sañudo, Redha Taiar, and Mario Bernardo-Filho. 2020. "Effect of the Combined Intervention with Passive Whole-Body Vibration and Auriculotherapy on the Quality of Life of Individuals with Knee Osteoarthritis Assessed by the WHOQOL-Bref: A Multi-Arm Clinical Trial" Applied Sciences 10, no. 6: 1956. https://doi.org/10.3390/app10061956

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