Lubomira Slatkovska, PhD; Shabbir M.H. Alibhai, MD, MSc; Joseph Beyene, PhD; Hanxian Hu, MPH; Alice Demaras, MSc; Angela M. Cheung, MD, PhD
Acknowledgment: The authors thank the women who volunteered their time and participated in this trial; OsTek Orthopaedics for their assistance in obtaining the platforms; Drs. Steven Boyd, Cathy Craven, and Lora Giangregorio for their valuable feedback on an earlier draft of this manuscript; and Queenie Wong, Diana Yau, Claudia Chan, Gail Jefferson, Farrah Ahmed, and our research volunteers and work-study students who helped with various aspects of this study.
Grant Support: By peer-reviewed grant 06-28 from the Physicians' Services Incorporated Foundation, a Canadian Institutes of Health Research/Institute of Gender and Health (CIHR/IGH) Doctoral Research Award (Dr. Slatkovska), and a CIHR/IGH Senior Investigator Award and the Lillian Love Chair in Women's Health at the University of Toronto (Dr. Cheung).
Potential Conflicts of Interest: Disclosures can be viewed at www.acponline.org/authors/icmje/ConflictOfInterestForms.do?msNum=M11-0792.
Reproducible Research Statement:Study protocol, statistical code, and data set: Available from Dr. Cheung (e-mail, email@example.com).
Requests for Single Reprints: Angela M. Cheung, MD, PhD, University Health Network, Toronto General Hospital, 200 Elizabeth Street, 7 Eaton North, Room 221, Toronto, Ontario M5G 2C4, Canada; e-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Current Author Addresses: Drs. Slatkovska, Alibhai, and Cheung; Ms. Hu; and Ms. Demaras: University Health Network, Toronto General Hospital, 200 Elizabeth Street, 7 Eaton North, Room 221, Toronto Ontario M5G 2C4, Canada.
Dr. Beyene: Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, 1200 Main Street West, MDCL Room 3208, Hamilton, Ontario L8N 3Z5, Canada.
Author Contributions: Conception and design: L. Slatkovska, S.M.H. Alibhai, A.M. Cheung.
Analysis and interpretation of the data: L. Slatkovska, S.M.H. Alibhai, J. Beyene, H. Hu, A.M. Cheung.
Drafting of the article: L. Slatkovska, A. Demaras, A.M. Cheung.
Critical revision of the article for important intellectual content: L. Slatkovska, S.M.H. Alibhai, J. Beyene, H. Hu, A. Demaras, A.M. Cheung.
Final approval of the article: L. Slatkovska, S.M.H. Alibhai, J. Beyene, H. Hu, A.M. Cheung.
Provision of study materials or patients: A.M. Cheung.
Statistical expertise: S.M.H. Alibhai, J. Beyene, H. Hu.
Obtaining of funding: L. Slatkovska, S.M.H. Alibhai, A.M. Cheung.
Administrative, technical, or logistic support: L. Slatkovska, S.M.H. Alibhai, A. Demaras, A.M. Cheung.
Collection and assembly of data: L. Slatkovska, A. Demaras.
Slatkovska L, Alibhai SM, Beyene J, Hu H, Demaras A, Cheung AM. Effect of 12 Months of Whole-Body Vibration Therapy on Bone Density and Structure in Postmenopausal Women: A Randomized Trial. Ann Intern Med. 2011;155:668-679. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-155-10-201111150-00005
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