Effects of a Vestibular Rehabilitation Maneuver

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Shahid Beheshti Medical University
Information provided by:
Day General Hospital.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01080430
First received: March 3, 2010
Last updated: NA
Last verified: September 2009
History: No changes posted

March 3, 2010
March 3, 2010
November 2007
March 2009   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Directional preponderance [ Time Frame: Every 3-7 days for one month ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
Same as current
No Changes Posted
subjective sense of a decrease in vertigo on a scale of 1-10 [ Time Frame: every 3-7 days for one month ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
Same as current
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Effects of a Vestibular Rehabilitation Maneuver
Short-term and Long-term Effects of the Rotational Maneuver in Patients With Chronic Vestibular Imbalance

Rotational maneuver is a vestibular rehabilitation method, performed in a supervised manner. Using a rotating chair, subjects are rotated towards the opposite direction of dominant side in order to inhibit this side and simultaneously, stimulate the subordinate side. We propose that the rehabilitative effect is the result of a decrease in the vestibular imbalance, mainly due to a decrease in the response of the dominant vestibular side. Previously, we have shown the short-term effects of this maneuver on patients with recent onset vestibular imbalance. In the present study, we investigated the long-term effects of the rotational maneuver in patients with a history of peripheral vestibular vertigo for at least one year, originally confirmed by clinical tests. Our results show a significant improvement which lasted for >4 weeks after the end of rehabilitation (i.e., the last time tested). Moreover, there seems to be a relationship between the decrease in DP values and a decrease in subjective symptoms. We propose that this maneuver can be used as an effective method for both short- and long-term rehabilitation.

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Interventional
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Allocation: Non-Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Vertigo
Other: rehabilitation maneuver
rotation in the direction of the weak vestibular response, every 3-7 days over a period of a month. Each rotation lasts about 2 minutes and a total of 3-7 rotations are used per session.
Other Name: rotatory maneuver
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Completed
23
March 2009
March 2009   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • History of vertigo in the past month
  • Not under drug therapy for vertigo
  • directional preponderance >10% measured by electronystagmography during rotation test

Exclusion Criteria:

  • severe vertigo
  • intolerance to rotation
Both
30 Years to 60 Years
No
Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
Iran, Islamic Republic of
 
NCT01080430
DGH-VR02
Yes
Dr Nayer Rassaian, Shaheed Beheshti University of Medical Sciences
Day General Hospital.
Shahid Beheshti Medical University
Principal Investigator: Nayer Rassaian, MD, PhD Shaheed Beheshti University
Day General Hospital.
September 2009

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