Effects of Physical Treatment on Postural Stability in Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) Patients
The propose of this study is to compare two methods of physical treatment for benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, by evaluating treatment effects on postural stability.
The trail design is a double blinded randomized controlled trail, with each patient going through three evaluations: before treatment, 1 week after treatment and 60 days after treatment.
|Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo||Other: Epley maneuver Other: Semont maneuver|
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double (Care Provider, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Epley Maneuver vs. Semont Maneuver for Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV): Evaluating Treatment Effectiveness by Postural Stability - a Double Blinded Randomized Controlled Trial.|
- postural stability [ Time Frame: 60 days post treatment ]
- subjective vertigo [ Time Frame: 60 days post treatment ]
|Study Start Date:||September 2009|
|Study Completion Date:||June 2010|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||June 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Active Comparator: Semont
BPPV patients treated by Semont maneuver by a physical therapist.
Other: Semont maneuver
Other Name: liberatory manoeuvre
No Intervention: control
Active Comparator: Epley maneuver
BPPV patients treated with Epley maneuver by a physical therapist.
Other: Epley maneuver
Other Name: canalith repositioning maneuver
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00978809
|Maccabi health services|
|Beer Sheva, Israel|
|Study Chair:||Itshak Melzer, Dr||Ben-Gurion University of the Negev|
|Study Director:||Moshe Puterman, Dr||Soroka University Medical Center|