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Effectiveness of a Vestibular Rehabilitation Protocol to Improve the Health-Related Quality of Life and Postural Balance in Patients with Vertigo

Overview of attention for article published in International Archives of Otorhinolaryngology, May 2015
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Title
Effectiveness of a Vestibular Rehabilitation Protocol to Improve the Health-Related Quality of Life and Postural Balance in Patients with Vertigo
Published in
International Archives of Otorhinolaryngology, May 2015
DOI 10.1055/s-0035-1547523
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Heloísa Tsukamoto, Viviane Costa, Rubens Silva, Gislaine Pelosi, Luciana Marchiori, Cláudia Vaz, Karen Fernandes

Abstract

Introduction Dizziness can be characterized as a balance disorder that causes discomfort, leading to several functional limitations. Currently, vestibular rehabilitation has been highlighted as a possible treatment. Objective Analyze the effects of completing a vestibular rehabilitation treatment protocol on quality of life and postural balance in patients with vestibular complaints, as well as to compare these effects between the patients taking or not taking antivertigo drugs. Methods A nonrandomized controlled trial was performed with 20 patients previously diagnosed with vestibular diseases. Information regarding vertigo symptoms, quality of life as assessed through the Dizziness Handicap Inventory, visual analog scale of dizziness, and stabilometry using force platform was collected. Patients were treated for 12 weeks by a custom protocol. The sample was divided into two groups according to the use (medicated group, n = 9) or not (control group, n = 11) of antivertigo drugs. Results There was improvement in quality of life (p < 0.001) and intensity of dizziness (p = 0.003) with the intervention. An improvement of postural balance was observed through functional tests. However, no statistically significant difference was noted in stabilometry. When both groups were compared, no statistically significant differences between the variations of the variables analyzed were found in the re-evaluation session. Conclusion Quality of life and postural balance are improved with intervention. However, this improvement is not associated with pharmacologic treatment.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Korea, Republic of 1 <1%
Spain 1 <1%
Unknown 111 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 21 19%
Student > Master 15 13%
Researcher 9 8%
Student > Ph. D. Student 8 7%
Student > Postgraduate 7 6%
Other 25 22%
Unknown 28 25%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 28 25%
Nursing and Health Professions 26 23%
Sports and Recreations 7 6%
Psychology 4 4%
Social Sciences 4 4%
Other 10 9%
Unknown 34 30%

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#13,119,723
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Outputs from International Archives of Otorhinolaryngology
#74
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#118,970
of 244,904 outputs
Outputs of similar age from International Archives of Otorhinolaryngology
#3
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