Body balance in elderly patients, 12 months after treatment for BPPV

Body balance in elderly patients, 12 months after treatment for BPPV

Alternative title Equilíbrio corporal em idosos 12 meses após tratamento para VPPB
Author Lanca, Solange Martiliano Google Scholar
Gazzola, Juliana Maria Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Kasse, Cristiane Akemi Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Alves Branco-Barreiro, Fatima Cristina Google Scholar
Vaz, Daniela Patricia Google Scholar
Scharlach, Renata Coelho Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Institution Dept Tech Projects & Campaigns Secretary Rights P
Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Univ Bandeirante São Paulo
Metodo Sch
Abstract Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo is highly prevalent in the elderly population, triggering major changes in body balance.Objective: To compare the results obtained from static posturography in the elderly before and after otoliths repositioning maneuvers and 12 months after treatment onset. Design: longitudinal, descriptive and analytical study.Method: Elderly patients with clinical diagnosis of BPPV submitted to Balance Rehabilitation Unit static posturography in 10 sensory conditions at three time intervals: before and after the repositioning maneuver and 12 months after the treatment.Results: We studied 23 subjects with a mean age of 68.74 years. Posturography revealed that the stability limit was not significantly different when the three time intervals were compared (p = 0.405). the center of pressure (CoP) showed a significant change in condition 2 (stable surface and closed eyes), because after the repositioning maneuver, the CoP significantly differed vis-a-vis the results before and 12 months after the treatment (p = 0.003). the values of body velocity sway (BVS) were significantly different in six sensoly conditions in these three time intervals.Conclusion: 12 months after the treatment for BPPV, the static posturography showed balance abnormalities similar to those found before treatment.
Keywords aged
postural balance
vestibular diseases
Language English
Date 2013-01-01
Published in Brazilian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology. São Paulo: Assoc Brasileira Otorrinolaringologia & Cirurgia Cervicofacial, v. 79, n. 1, p. 39-46, 2013.
ISSN 1808-8694 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Assoc Brasileira Otorrinolaringologia & Cirurgia Cervicofacial
Extent 39-46
Access rights Open access Open Access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000315660800008
SciELO ID S1808-86942013000100008 (statistics in SciELO)

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