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Titolo:
Physical therapy outcomes for persons with bilateral vestibular loss
Autore:
Brown, KE; Whitney, SL; Wrisley, DM; Furman, JM;
Indirizzi:
Univ Pittsburgh, Dept Phys Therapy, Sch Med, Sch Hlth & Rehabil Sci, Pittsburgh, PA 15260 USA Univ Pittsburgh Pittsburgh PA USA 15260 bil Sci, Pittsburgh, PA 15260 USA Univ Pittsburgh, Dept Otolaryngol, Sch Med, Sch Hlth & Rehabil Sci, Pittsburgh, PA 15260 USA Univ Pittsburgh Pittsburgh PA USA 15260 bil Sci, Pittsburgh, PA 15260 USA Univ Pittsburgh, Med Ctr, Ctr Rehab Serv, Pittsburgh, PA 15260 USA Univ Pittsburgh Pittsburgh PA USA 15260 ab Serv, Pittsburgh, PA 15260 USA Duquesne Univ, Sch Hlth Sci, Dept Phys Therapy, Pittsburgh, PA 15219 USA Duquesne Univ Pittsburgh PA USA 15219 s Therapy, Pittsburgh, PA 15219 USA
Titolo Testata:
LARYNGOSCOPE
fascicolo: 10, volume: 111, anno: 2001,
pagine: 1812 - 1817
SICI:
0023-852X(200110)111:10<1812:PTOFPW>2.0.ZU;2-5
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
CERVICO-OCULAR REFLEX; DWELLING OLDER ADULTS; HYPOFUNCTION; DYSFUNCTION; GENTAMICIN; FALLS; REHABILITATION; OTOTOXICITY; OSCILLOPSIA; PROBABILITY;
Keywords:
balance; dizziness; falls; physical therapy;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Clinical Medicine
Citazioni:
39
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Whitney, SL Univ Pittsburgh, Dept Phys Therapy, Sch Med, Sch Hlth & Rehabil Sci, 6035 Forbes Tower, Pittsburgh, PA 15260 USA Univ Pittsburgh 6035 Forbes Tower Pittsburgh PA USA 15260 USA
Citazione:
K.E. Brown et al., "Physical therapy outcomes for persons with bilateral vestibular loss", LARYNGOSCOP, 111(10), 2001, pp. 1812-1817

Abstract

Objective: The purpose of the study was to assess the efficacy of physicaltherapy for patients with bilateral vestibular loss. Study Design. Retrospective case series. Methods: Twenty-four patients with a diagnosis of bilateral vestibular loss were identified by a retrospective chart review. Thirteen of the 24 patients met the inclusion criteria of having a moderate or greater loss of vestibular function bilaterally as rated by an otoneurologist based on the patient's vestibular function tests. These patients were treated with a custom-designed physical therapy program for a mean of 4.6 visits over an average period of 3.8 months. Patients completed the Dizziness Handicap Inventory and the Activities-specific Balance Confidence Scale at initial evaluation and discharge. Patients were asked to perform the balanceand gait tasks of the Dynamic Gait Index, Sensory Organization Test of computerized dynamic posturography, and the Timed "Up and Go" test at their first and last physical therapy sessions. The number of falls in the previous4 weeks and the use of an assistive device at initial evaluation and discharge were reported. Composite score, an overall score of clinical outcome, was calculated to determine clinically significant changes in physical performance and subjective information. Results. On a population basis, statistically significant improvement was observed after physical therapy for eachof the outcome measures including the composite score (P < .05). Clinically significant changes were demonstrated by 33% to 55% of the patients on the various outcome measures. No change was noted in the patients' risk of falling, their number of falls, and the use of assistive devices. Conclusion:Many patients with bilateral vestibular loss benefit from an individualized vestibular physical therapy exercise program based on improved physical function and reduced self-perceived levels of handicap.

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