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Acute application of photobiomodulation does not bring important gains for the muscular performance and functionality of diabetic individuals

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Author(s):
Gobbi, Aline [1] ; de Carvalho, Gabriela [1] ; Sapalo, Andre Timoteo [1] ; de Jesus Guirro, Rinaldo Roberto [1]
Total Authors: 4
Affiliation:
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Postgrad Program Rehabil & Funct Performance, Dept Hlth Sci, Ribeirao Preto Med Sch, Ave Bandeirantes 3900, BR-14049900 Ribeirao Preto, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 1
Document type: Journal article
Source: Lasers in Medical Science; AUG 2020.
Web of Science Citations: 0
Abstract

Photobiomodulation therapy (PBMT) has been used to improve the physical performance of individuals with advanced age; however, there are no studies in the literature that support the application of light-emitting diode (LED) therapy for the muscular performance of individuals with diabetes mellitus who show a decline in functionality. The aim of the study was to analyze the acute effects of PBMT on strength and functional performance in type 2 diabetic individuals. Sixty-three volunteers were recruited and randomized into five groups: control (C), sham (S), red LED (R), infrared LED (IR), and red LED + infrared LED (R + IR). On the first day, the volunteers were evaluated using the time up and go (TUG), the 6-min walk test (6MWT), and isokinetic dynamometer of the ankle. In the following 3 days, groups R, IR, R + IR, and S returned for application of PBMT bilaterally, with 180 J of energy on each leg. On the fifth day, a reassessment was performed. There was no statistical difference between groups for the variables of the isokinetic dynamometer, TUG, and 6MWT. Analysis of the size of the clinical effect for the isokinetic variables showed that there was no pattern among the effects observed. There is a moderate effect in favor of R, IR, and R + IR in relation to C for the TUG and a moderate effect of R + IR in relation to C for the 6MWT. The PBMT applied for a short period does not bring important gains for the muscular performance and functionality of diabetic individuals. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 17/13997-4 - Effect of phototherapy with light-emitting diode (led) on the capacities of force and resistance in cycling athletes
Grantee:Gabriela de Carvalho
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Master