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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/163228
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Blood Flow and Bone Density in Healthy Adult Women
Author(s):
Pierce, Carolyn S.; McLeod, Kenneth
Author Details:
Carolyn S. Pierce, DSN, RN, Binghamton University, Decker School of Nursing, Binghamton, New York, USA, email: cpierce@binghamton.edu; Kenneth McLeod, PhD
Abstract:
Purpose: The purpose of this research is to test the efficacy of non-invasive neuromuscular stimulation on the plantar surface of the feet to prevent and/ or reverse bone loss in perimenopausal women. Theoretical Framework: It has been shown that stimulation of the Meissner corpuscles on the plantar surface of the feet stimulates contraction of the calf muscles improving venous and lymphatic return. It is hypothesized that improving bone metabolism will prevent and possibly reverse bone loss. Methods (Design, Sample, Setting, Measures, Analysis): We will recruit 45 women between the ages of 30 and 60 who work at desk jobs who will place their feet on a mechanical device that delivers 45 Hz vibrations. There will be three groups: 1) 1-4 hours of use per day, 2) 5-8 hours of use per day, and 3) a control group who does not receive vibration. At the outset we will assess bone density using DEXA scanning and venous circulation using air plethysmography. We will exclude women taking medications for osteoporosis, those with DEXA t-scores of < -2.5, professional athletes, those with metal implants that would interfere with DEXA scanning, those with hyperparathyroidism, a history of pulmonary embolism, deep vein thrombosis, peripheral vascular disease, any type of neuromuscular disease, or those with a BMI greater than 40 Kg/m2. At the end of one year we will compare bone density readings to those taken at the outset. Results: We expect results in January 2007. Conclusions and Implications: Osteoporosis is a major health hazard of the aging population and directly related to million of dollars of health care expenses for care of fractures. Spinal fractures are related to severe pain and disability in both men and women. Non-invasive methods to improve lower extremity circulation and bone metabolism may have many applications for sedentary persons in a wide variety of settings and with a wide variety of health challenges.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2006
Conference Name:
18th Annual Scientific Sessions
Conference Host:
Eastern Nursing Research Society
Conference Location:
Cherry Hill, New Jersey
Description:
�New Momentum for Nursing Research: Multidisciplinary Alliances�, held on April 20th -22nd at the Hilton in Cherry Hill, New Jersey
Note:
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DC FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleBlood Flow and Bone Density in Healthy Adult Womenen_GB
dc.contributor.authorPierce, Carolyn S.en_US
dc.contributor.authorMcLeod, Kennethen_US
dc.author.detailsCarolyn S. Pierce, DSN, RN, Binghamton University, Decker School of Nursing, Binghamton, New York, USA, email: cpierce@binghamton.edu; Kenneth McLeod, PhDen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/163228-
dc.description.abstractPurpose: The purpose of this research is to test the efficacy of non-invasive neuromuscular stimulation on the plantar surface of the feet to prevent and/ or reverse bone loss in perimenopausal women. Theoretical Framework: It has been shown that stimulation of the Meissner corpuscles on the plantar surface of the feet stimulates contraction of the calf muscles improving venous and lymphatic return. It is hypothesized that improving bone metabolism will prevent and possibly reverse bone loss. Methods (Design, Sample, Setting, Measures, Analysis): We will recruit 45 women between the ages of 30 and 60 who work at desk jobs who will place their feet on a mechanical device that delivers 45 Hz vibrations. There will be three groups: 1) 1-4 hours of use per day, 2) 5-8 hours of use per day, and 3) a control group who does not receive vibration. At the outset we will assess bone density using DEXA scanning and venous circulation using air plethysmography. We will exclude women taking medications for osteoporosis, those with DEXA t-scores of < -2.5, professional athletes, those with metal implants that would interfere with DEXA scanning, those with hyperparathyroidism, a history of pulmonary embolism, deep vein thrombosis, peripheral vascular disease, any type of neuromuscular disease, or those with a BMI greater than 40 Kg/m2. At the end of one year we will compare bone density readings to those taken at the outset. Results: We expect results in January 2007. Conclusions and Implications: Osteoporosis is a major health hazard of the aging population and directly related to million of dollars of health care expenses for care of fractures. Spinal fractures are related to severe pain and disability in both men and women. Non-invasive methods to improve lower extremity circulation and bone metabolism may have many applications for sedentary persons in a wide variety of settings and with a wide variety of health challenges.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T11:03:41Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T11:03:41Z-
dc.conference.date2006en_US
dc.conference.name18th Annual Scientific Sessionsen_US
dc.conference.hostEastern Nursing Research Societyen_US
dc.conference.locationCherry Hill, New Jerseyen_US
dc.description�New Momentum for Nursing Research: Multidisciplinary Alliances�, held on April 20th -22nd at the Hilton in Cherry Hill, New Jerseyen_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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