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Table 3 Changes in vital parameters and weight

From: Feasibility of whole body vibration during intensive chemotherapy in patients with hematological malignancies – a randomized controlled pilot study

   n T0a median (range) n T1a median (range) median difference (95% CI) P
Blood pressure
 Systolic (mmHg) IG 6 128 (110–145) 6 110 (100–123) −20 (− 43–0) 0.068
CG 5 120 (115–130) 5 110 (105–125) − 8 (− 20–5) 0.141
P   0.662   0.537 0.662  
 Diastolic (mmHg) IG 6 80 (70–90) 6 70 (70–80) −8 (− 15–3) 0.102
CG 5 80 (60–85) 5 75 (70–90) 0 (− 5–15) 0.705
P   0.662   0.247 0.177  
 Heart rate (bpm) IG 6 81 (64–97) 6 94 (71–100) 11 (− 11–22) 0.345
CG 5 92 (76–100) 5 80 (76–90) −5 (− 22–13) 0.225
P   0.329   0.537 0.177  
 Weight (kg) IG 6 76 (67–80.3) 6 74.4 (66–83.5) 0.1 (−2.5–3.2) 0.917
CG 5 80 (71.8–91) 5 77 (73–80) −2.2 (− 12–1.2) 0.144
P   0.247   0.662 0.247  
   n Before exercise sessiona median (range) n After exercise session median (range) median difference (95% CI) P
Blood pressure
 Systolic (mmHg) IG 6 118 (112–137) 6 118 (113–135) 0.5 (−4–3) 0.686
CG 5 114 (112–127) 5 119 (111–136) 4 (− 1–9) 0.078
P   0.792   1.000 0.082  
 Diastolic (mmHg) IG 6 79 (68–86) 6 78 (73–83) 0 (− 3–5) 0.893
CG 5 76 (71–82) 5 77 (71–84) 1 (0–3) 0.068
P   0.792   0.931 0.429  
  1. aMedian (range); bpm beats per minute