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Effects of a Vestibular Rehabilitation Maneuver

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01080430
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : March 4, 2010
Last Update Posted : March 4, 2010
Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences
Information provided by:
Day General Hospital.

March 3, 2010
March 4, 2010
March 4, 2010
November 2007
March 2009   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Directional preponderance [ Time Frame: Every 3-7 days for one month ]
Same as current
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subjective sense of a decrease in vertigo on a scale of 1-10 [ Time Frame: every 3-7 days for one month ]
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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Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
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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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
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
30 Years to 60 Years   (Adult)
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Iran, Islamic Republic of
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Dr Nayer Rassaian, Shaheed Beheshti University of Medical Sciences
Day General Hospital.
Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences
Principal Investigator: Nayer Rassaian, MD, PhD Shaheed Beheshti University
Day General Hospital.
September 2009

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