Effects of Physical Treatment on Postural Stability in Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) Patients

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Recruitment Status : Withdrawn (major difficulties recruiting patients)
First Posted : September 17, 2009
Last Update Posted : April 17, 2015
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
Information provided by:
Assuta Hospital Systems

Brief Summary:

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.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo Other: Epley maneuver Other: Semont maneuver Not Applicable

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 0 participants
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.
Study Start Date : September 2009
Estimated Primary Completion Date : June 2010
Actual Study Completion Date : June 2010

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Active Comparator: Semont
BPPV patients treated by Semont maneuver by a physical therapist.
Other: Semont maneuver
Other Name: liberatory manoeuvre

No Intervention: control
healthy volunteers.
Active Comparator: Epley maneuver
BPPV patients treated with Epley maneuver by a physical therapist.
Other: Epley maneuver
Other Name: canalith repositioning maneuver

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. postural stability [ Time Frame: 60 days post treatment ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. subjective vertigo [ Time Frame: 60 days post treatment ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 90 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • medical referral for treating "vertigo"
  • subject has short episodes of rotatory vertigo (up to 1 minute)
  • subject has positive Hallpike-Dix test with typical nystagmus
  • repeated Hallpike-dix test will show fatigability

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Hallpike-Dix test produces vertigo without nystagmus
  • subject has BPPV of the horizontal or anterior semi-circular canal
  • subject has other known vestibular or neurologic condition
  • subject has nystagmus of a different type
  • subject has a cervical spine problem which prevents the utilization of Epley or Semont maneuvers
  • subject is unable to stand for 1 minute
  • subject gets pharmacologic treatment for vertigo while doing the postural stability evaluation
  • subject is under 18 years old or a pregnant female or cannot obtain informed concent

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00978809

Maccabi health services
Beer Sheva, Israel
Sponsors and Collaborators
Assuta Hospital Systems
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
Study Chair: Itshak Melzer, Dr Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
Study Director: Moshe Puterman, Dr Soroka University Medical Center

Responsible Party: Hellmann Ory, Maccabi Health Services Identifier: NCT00978809     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: BPPV-2
First Posted: September 17, 2009    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: April 17, 2015
Last Verified: June 2011

Keywords provided by Assuta Hospital Systems:
postural stability

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo
Vestibular Diseases
Labyrinth Diseases
Ear Diseases
Otorhinolaryngologic Diseases
Neurologic Manifestations
Nervous System Diseases
Signs and Symptoms
Sensation Disorders