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Front. Psychol., 16 September 2022
Sec. Psychology of Aging

Corrigendum: Tactile low frequency vibration in dementia management: A scoping review

Elsa A. Campbell1,2,3*, Jirí Kantor3, Lucia Kantorová3,4, Zuzana Svobodová3,5 and Thomas Wosch6
  • 1Caritas Association Ettlingen, Ettlingen, Germany
  • 2VIBRAC Skille-Lehikoinen Centre for Vibroacoustic Therapy and Research, Eino Roiha Foundation, Jyväskylä, Finland
  • 3Center of Evidence-Based Education and Arts Therapies: A JBI Affiliated Group, Institute of Special Education Sciences, Faculty of Education, Palacky University, Olomouc, Czechia
  • 4Faculty of Medicine, Czech National Centre for Evidence-Based Healthcare and Knowledge Translation (Cochrane Czech Republic, Czech EBHC: JBI Centre of Excellence, Masaryk University GRADE Centre), Institute of Biostatistics and Analyses, Masaryk University, Brno, Czechia
  • 5Faculty of Health Sciences, Palacky University, Olomouc, Czechia
  • 6Institute for Applied Social Sciences, University of Applied Social Sciences, Würzburg-Schweinfurt, Germany

A corrigendum on
Tactile low frequency vibration in dementia management: A scoping review

by Campbell, E. A., Kantor, J., Kantorová, L., Svobodová, Z., and Wosch, T. (2022). Front. Psychol. 13:854794. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2022.854794

In the published article, there was an error. The wording was misleading to the results of the cited article, Clements-Cortes et al. (2016). A correction has been made to Participant Responses to the Low Frequency Vibration Interventions section, paragraph two. The corrected paragraph is below.

The 40-Hz sound vibration stimulation improved cognition in mild, moderate, and severe AD participants in Clements-Cortes et al. (2016). The results indicate the increased SLUMS scores for 40 Hz diminish with disease severity, however this was statistically insignificant and results were nevertheless significant. Alternatively, in the mechanical vibration studies, the sample size was not large enough to conduct subgroup analyses to compare the impact of WBV on mild and moderate dementia (Lam et al., 2018). BPSD was not assessed by Heesterbeek et al. (2019a), however, even in these severe cases, attendance was still high and participants indicated the sessions were pleasant. EEG activation was significantly improved in mild dementia (Kim and Lee, 2018). These results may indicate that the intervention, although pleasant for those in the later stages of dementia, may be less effective for slowing cognitive decline. However, as mentioned by Clements-Cortes et al. (2016), accurately measuring small changes in cognition is problematic when only questionnaires are used and neuroimaging to supplement these outcomes is necessary. Still, the qualitative outcomes supported the quantitative results in the sound vibration versus DVD (control group) comparison. The qualitative findings showed the control intervention had a sedative effect on participants as well as increasing agitation, boredom, and tiredness. In the sound vibration group, participants had increased awareness of their surroundings, were stimulated to engage in discussions or storytelling and had increased interaction, and were generally more alert. The authors reported that sound vibration appeared to have the largest effect on participants with mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease. Medication patterns and staff absences were also measured in one study (Mercado and Mercado, 2006); there was a 91% reduction in medication “as needed,” and a 36% reduction in medication required immediately. During the three-month baseline period, there were 482 calls from staff members requesting unplanned absences which reduced to 270 at the conclusion of the intervention, indicating the general atmosphere was also more pleasant for staff.

The authors apologize for this error and state that this does not change the scientific conclusions of the article in any way. The original article has been updated.

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Keywords: low frequency vibration, dementia, vibroacoustic, whole body vibration, scoping review

Citation: Campbell EA, Kantor J, Kantorová L, Svobodová Z and Wosch T (2022) Corrigendum: Tactile low frequency vibration in dementia management: A scoping review. Front. Psychol. 13:1003963. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2022.1003963

Received: 26 July 2022; Accepted: 15 August 2022;
Published: 16 September 2022.

Edited by:

Ioannis Tarnanas, Altoida, Inc., United States

Reviewed by:

Lillian Hung, University of British Columbia, Canada
Mario Bernardo-Filho, Rio de Janeiro State University, Brazil
Eddy A. Van Der Zee, University of Groningen, Netherlands
Redha Taiar, Université de Reims Champagne-Ardenne, France
Danúbia Da Cunha De Sá Caputo, Rio de Janeiro State University, Brazil

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*Correspondence: Elsa A. Campbell,