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Effects of a Vestibular Rehabilitation Maneuver

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01080430
First Posted: March 4, 2010
Last Update Posted: March 4, 2010
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Collaborator:
Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences
Information provided by:
Day General Hospital.
  Purpose
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.

Condition Intervention
Vertigo Other: rehabilitation maneuver

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Official Title: Short-term and Long-term Effects of the Rotational Maneuver in Patients With Chronic Vestibular Imbalance

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Further study details as provided by Day General Hospital.:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Directional preponderance [ Time Frame: Every 3-7 days for one month ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • subjective sense of a decrease in vertigo on a scale of 1-10 [ Time Frame: every 3-7 days for one month ]

Enrollment: 23
Study Start Date: November 2007
Study Completion Date: March 2009
Primary Completion Date: March 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Intervention Details:
    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
  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   30 Years to 60 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

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
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01080430


Locations
Iran, Islamic Republic of
Vestibular and auditory center of Day General Hospital
Tehran, Iran, Islamic Republic of
Sponsors and Collaborators
Day General Hospital.
Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Nayer Rassaian, MD, PhD Shaheed Beheshti University
  More Information

Responsible Party: Dr Nayer Rassaian, Shaheed Beheshti University of Medical Sciences
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01080430     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: DGH-VR02
First Submitted: March 3, 2010
First Posted: March 4, 2010
Last Update Posted: March 4, 2010
Last Verified: September 2009

Keywords provided by Day General Hospital.:
vestibular
vertigo
rehabilitation
rotation
balance

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