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Title: Body balance in elderly patients, 12 months after treatment for BPPV
Other Titles: Equilíbrio corporal em idosos 12 meses após tratamento para VPPB
Authors: Lanca, Solange Martiliano
Gazzola, Juliana Maria [UNIFESP]
Kasse, Cristiane Akemi [UNIFESP]
Alves Branco-Barreiro, Fatima Cristina
Vaz, Daniela Patricia
Scharlach, Renata Coelho [UNIFESP]
Dept Tech Projects & Campaigns Secretary Rights P
Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Univ Bandeirante São Paulo
Metodo Sch
Keywords: aged
dizziness
postural balance
rehabilitation
vestibular diseases
Issue Date: 1-Jan-2013
Publisher: Assoc Brasileira Otorrinolaringologia & Cirurgia Cervicofacial
Citation: Brazilian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology. São Paulo: Assoc Brasileira Otorrinolaringologia & Cirurgia Cervicofacial, v. 79, n. 1, p. 39-46, 2013.
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.
URI: http://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/35761
ISSN: 1808-8694
Other Identifiers: http://dx.doi.org/10.5935/1808-8694.20130008
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