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Dizziness Handicap Inventory

Nagisa Sugaya, Miki Arai, Fumiyuki Goto
CONCLUSIONS: Improvement in sleep, emotional distress, and health-related quality-of-life (QoL) accompanied the improvement in dizziness symptoms after vestibular rehabilitation. Persistent sleep disturbance could prevent improvements in self-perceived handicap due to chronic dizziness and anxiety. OBJECTIVE: The present study investigated prospectively the effects of intervention for dizziness (vestibular rehabilitation) on sleep disturbance, and the relationship between improvements in dizziness symptoms and improvements in sleep disturbance after the intervention...
October 19, 2016: Acta Oto-laryngologica
A Ernst, I Todt, J Wagner
BACKGROUND: Dehiscence syndromes of the semicircular canals are a relatively new group of neurotological disorders. They have a variety of symptoms with hearing/balance involvement. Younger patients have clinically relevant symptoms in only about one third of cases. In addition to etiology and pathogenesis, the present paper describes diagnostic and therapeutic possibilities using a patient series of the authors. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This nonrandomized prospective study included 52 patients with uni-/bilateral dehiscence syndromes of the superior and/or posterior canal (SCDS/PCDS), diagnosed with high-resolution computed tomography (HR-CT) of the petrous bone...
October 14, 2016: HNO
Qiwen Shen, Christophe Magnani, Olivier Sterkers, Georges Lamas, Pierre-Paul Vidal, Julien Sadoun, Ian S Curthoys, Catherine de Waele
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether saccadic velocity in the suppression head impulse paradigm (SHIMP) test is a reliable indicator of vestibular loss at the acute and at the chronic stage in patients suffering from different vestibular pathologies. METHODS: Thirty-five normal subjects and 57 patients suffering from different vestibular pathologies associated with unilateral vestibular loss (UVL) or bilateral vestibular loss (BVL) were tested in the SHIMPs paradigm...
2016: Frontiers in Neurology
Ece Çınar, Yeşim Akkoç, Hale Karapolat, Raika Durusoy, Gökhan Keser
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to assess the impact of postural deformities caused by ankylosing spondylitis (AS) on balance problems. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This study included 29 patients with AS and 21 healthy controls. For assessing exercise capacity and dynamic balance, timed up and go test, five times sit-to-stand test, gait speed, and 6-min walk test were performed. Romberg tests were used to evaluate static balance and proprioception, whereas Dynamic Gait Index (DGI), Functional Gait Assessment (FGA), Berg Balance Scale (BBS), Activity Specific Balance Confidence Scale (ABC), Dizziness Handicap Inventory (DHI), and functional reach test were used to assess dynamic balance and the risk of falling...
March 2016: Eur J Rheumatol
Salma Jeribi, Abdelmoneem Yahia, Imen Achour, Bouthaina Hammemi, Abdelmoneem Ghorbel, Mohamed Habib Elleuch, Sameh Ghroubi
OBJECTIVE: To determine the effect of completing a vestibular rehabilitation treatment protocol on postural balance, dizziness and quality of life in patients with peripheral vertigo. MATERIAL/PATIENTS AND METHODS: A prospective study concerning patients with instability due to unilateral peripheral vestibular disorder. The patients were evaluated with a clinical examination and a test of static and dynamic balance on the Satel(®) platform in which length, mediolateral (LongX) and anterior-posterior deviations (long Y) were monitored...
September 2016: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
Marcos Rossi-Izquierdo, Andrés Soto-Varela, Arne Ernst, Juan Pedro Rubio-Rodríguez, Sofía Santos-Pérez, Ángel Sesar, Miguel Alberte-Woodward, Mónica Guijarro-Del Amo, Elena San Román-Rodríguez, Ana Faraldo-García, Alfonso Zubizarreta-Gutiérrez, Dietmar Basta
OBJECTIVE: Impaired balance in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) leads to loss of balance and frequent falls. Computerized dynamic posturography allows the assessment of stance tasks whereas mobile posturography analyzes the balance in free-field conditions, where falls among PD patients commonly occur (e.g. sitting down or standing up). The aim of the present study is to assess postural stability in PD patients with both techniques. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective study...
October 2016: Otology & Neurotology
Olivier Darbin, Coral Gubler, Dean Naritoku, Daniel Dees, Anthony Martino, Elizabeth Adams
This study describes a cost-effective screening protocol for parkinsonism based on combined objective and subjective monitoring of balance function. Objective evaluation of balance function was performed using a game industry balance board and an automated analyses of the dynamic of the center of pressure in time, frequency, and non-linear domains collected during short series of stand up tests with different modalities and severity of sensorial deprivation. The subjective measurement of balance function was performed using the Dizziness Handicap Inventory questionnaire...
2016: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
Maria Petri, Magdalena Chirilă, Sorana D Bolboacă, Marcel Cosgarea
INTRODUCTION: Health-related quality of life (HRQoL) is used to denote that portion of the quality of life that is influenced by the person's health. OBJECTIVES: To compare the HRQoL of individuals with vestibular disorders of peripheral origin by analyzing functional, emotional and physical disabilities before and after vestibular treatment. METHODS: A prospective, non randomized case-controlled study was conduced in the ENT Department, between January 2015 and December 2015...
August 24, 2016: Brazilian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology
Ibrahim M Moustafa, Aliaa A Diab, Deed E Harrison
BACKGROUND: Cervicogenic dizziness is a disabling condition commonly associated with cervical dysfunction. Although the growing interest with the importance of normal sagittal configuration of cervical spine, the missing component in the management of cervicogenic dizziness might be altered structural alignment of the cervical spinal region itself. AIM: To investigate the immediate and long-term effects of a 1-year multimodal program, with the addition of cervical lordosis restoration and anterior head translation (AHT) correction, on the severity of dizziness, disability, cervicocephalic kinesthetic sensibility, and cervical pain in patients with cervicogenic dizziness...
August 30, 2016: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
Mitsuhiro Aoki
BACKGROUND: The elderly often complain of faintness, lightheadedness, dizziness, and unsteadiness, which may be associated with the orthostatic hypotension (OH), but most of them are subclinical. The pathogenic mechanism of subjective symptoms in the elderly with OH is controversial. AIMS: The aim of this study was to assess the involvement of the irregularity of the vertical perception in the dizzy elderly with OH. METHODS: This study consisted of 403 patients seeking treatment for dizziness in our hospital...
August 27, 2016: Aging Clinical and Experimental Research
Nagisa Sugaya, Miki Arai, Fumiyuki Goto
CONCLUSIONS: The comorbidity of sleep disturbance with chronic dizziness in women was related to the intensity of distress and interference with their lives due to dizziness, although it was not related to objective variables of dizziness. In addition, the presence of sleep disturbance was associated with severe anxiety and depression, and low health-related quality-of-life (QoL). OBJECTIVES: This study investigated the effect of sleep disturbance in patients with chronic dizziness on symptoms of dizziness, handicaps due to dizziness, health-related QoL, and emotional distress...
August 23, 2016: Acta Oto-laryngologica
Fazıl Necdet Ardıç, Funda Tümkaya, Beyza Akdağ, Hande Şenol
PURPOSE: Dizziness Handicap Inventory (DHI) is one of the most frequently used surveys for vertigo. The aim of the study was re-analyze the consistency of subscales and correlation between original and different short forms. METHOD: The data of 2111 patients were analyzed. Original three subscales, screening form of DHI and short form of DHI were evaluated. The suitability of the data set for factor analysis and factor structure was analyzed with Kaiser-Meyer-Olkin (KMO) coefficient, Bartlett's Sphericity Test, and Varimax method...
August 22, 2016: Disability and Rehabilitation
Jacob B Hunter, Brendan P O'Connell, Jianing Wang, Srijata Chakravorti, Katie Makowiec, Matthew L Carlson, Benoit Dawant, Devin L McCaslin, Jack H Noble, George B Wanna
OBJECTIVE: To correlate objective measures of vestibular and audiometric function as well as subjective measures of dizziness handicap with the surface area of the superior canal dehiscence (SCD). STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective chart review and radiological analysis. SETTING: Single tertiary academic referral center. PATIENTS: Preoperative computed tomography imaging, patient survey, audiometric thresholds, and vestibular evoked myogenic potential (VEMP) testing in patients with confirmed SCD...
September 2016: Otology & Neurotology
Nancy L Low Choy, Mary-Therese M Lucey, Susan L Lewandowski, Benedict J Panizza
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: To investigate balance, community mobility, gaze instability, and dizziness handicap and assess falls risk in people who are conservatively managed with small vestibular schwannoma (VS). STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional study with controls. METHODS: The study involved 18 people (mean age 58.7 ± 12.2 years) diagnosed with VS (<12 mm) and 22 age-matched controls (mean age 56.9 ± 8.0 years). Measures included standing on firm and foam surfaces with feet apart, then together with eyes open and closed, Timed Up and Go (TUG) test and dual TUG test, Dynamic Gait Index, 6-Minute Walk Test, Halmagyi Impulse Test, Dynamic Visual Acuity Test, and the Dizziness Handicap Inventory...
August 13, 2016: Laryngoscope
Hanneke Stam, Marjanne Wisse, Bram Mulder, Johannes C van der Wouden, Otto R Maarsingh, Henriëtte E van der Horst
BACKGROUND: Dizziness-related impairment is a strong predictor for an unfavourable course of dizziness in older people. In this study we explored the experiences of older patients with significant dizziness-related impairment and their wishes and expectations regarding general practitioner (GP) care. Knowing the expectations and priorities of people with dizziness may enable the GP to provide tailor-made care, which in turn may substantially increase the quality of life and decrease the use and costs of health care...
2016: BMC Family Practice
Ana Minguez-Zuazo, Mónica Grande-Alonso, Beatriz Moral Saiz, Roy La Touche, Sergio Lerma Lara
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of a treatment for patients with cervicogenic dizziness that consisted of therapeutic education and exercises. The Dizziness Handicap Inventory and Neck Disability Index were used. Secondary outcomes included range of motion, postural control, and psychological variables. Seven patients (two males and five females) aged 38.43±14.10 with cervicogenic dizziness were included. All the participants received eight treatment sessions. The treatment was performed twice a week during a four weeks period...
June 2016: Journal of Exercise Rehabilitation
Thaís Alvares de Abreu E Silva Grigol, Adriana Marques Silva, Maristela Mian Ferreira, Andrea Manso, Maurício Malavasi Ganança, Heloisa Helena Caovilla
INTRODUCTION: Dizziness is one of the most common symptoms among the population, producing numerous consequences for individual's quality of life. There are some questionnaires that can trace the patient's profile and quality of life impairment from dizziness, including the Dizziness Handicap Inventory (DHI) and the Visual Vertigo Analogue Scale (VVAS). OBJECTIVE: This study aims to correlate the results of the DHI and VVAS in patients with vestibular dysfunction...
July 2016: International Archives of Otorhinolaryngology
Susan L Whitney, Ahmad Alghadir, Alia Alghwiri, Kefah M Alshebber, Mohammed Alshehri, Joseph M Furman, Martin Mueller, Eva Grill
UNLABELLED: People with vestibular disorders report changes in symptoms based on their environment with many situations increasing their symptoms. The purpose of this paper was to utilize the International Classification of Functioning Disability and Health (ICF) from the World Health Organization (WHO) to describe common environmental triggers for dizziness in persons living with balance and vestibular disorders. A multi-centre cross-sectional study was conducted with four different centres on three different continents, including patients from the United States (Pittsburgh), Germany (Munich), Jordan (Amman) and Saudi Arabia (Riyadh)...
July 2, 2016: Journal of Vestibular Research: Equilibrium & Orientation
Taomian Mi, Fei Yu, Xunming Ji, Yongxin Sun, Dongmei Qu
BACKGROUND: Remote ischemic preconditioning (RIPC) of the limb has been shown to induce ischemic tolerance in basic and clinical studies that focused on sustained large artery occlusion rather than small vessel disease (SVD). This study aimed to evaluate the protective effects of brief repetitive limb RIPC on patients with cerebral SVD. METHODS: Seventeen patients with cerebral SVD were enrolled. Patients underwent 5 ischemia-reperfusion cycles of preconditioning/sham preconditioning on both upper limbs twice a day for 1 year...
2016: European Neurology
Madjid Samii, Hussam Metwali, Venelin Gerganov
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to analyze the efficacy and risks of microsurgery via the hearing-preserving retrosigmoid approach in patients with intracanalicular vestibular schwannoma (VS) suffering from disabling vestibular symptoms, with special attention to vertigo. METHODS This is a retrospective analysis of 19 patients with intracanalicular VS and disabling vestibular dysfunction as the main or only symptom (Group A). All of the patients reported having had disabling vertigo attacks. Subjective evaluation of the impairment of patients was performed before surgery, 3 weeks after surgery, 3 months after surgery, and 1 year after surgery, using the Dizziness Handicap Inventory (DHI)...
June 17, 2016: Journal of Neurosurgery
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