Efficacy of Applying Postural Restrictions after Epley Maneuver in Patients with Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo

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Gholamali Dashti - Khavidaki 1 , Aghil Absalan 1 , * , Ebrahim Pirasteh 1 , Sara Zekri 2

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2 General Physician, Zahedan, Iran

How to Cite: Dashti - Khavidaki G, Absalan A , Pirasteh E, Zekri S. Efficacy of Applying Postural Restrictions after Epley Maneuver in Patients with Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo, Zahedan J Res Med Sci. 2013 ; 16(1):89-90.

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Zahedan Journal of Research in Medical Sciences: 16 (1); 89-90
Published Online: May 05, 2013
Article Type: Short Communication
Received: January 31, 2012
Accepted: April 14, 2012

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Abstract

Background: The purpose of this study was to determine the efficacy of applying postural restrictions after Epley maneuver on therapeutic success in patients with BPPV (Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo).

Materials and Methods: This randomized controlled clinical trial study was conducted in among 118 patients with BPPV at Khatam-al-Anbia hospital in Zahedan. First group treated with postural restrictions and the second with no restrictions. After one week the presence of BPPV examined and data were analyzed.

Results: In first group 84.7% did not show symptoms of vertigo, as well as 45 patients in second group. Results did not show any significant difference between two groups.

Conclusion: This study showed that instructions had no significant effect on the patients’ treatment outcomes.

Keywords

Positional Vertigo

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