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Research in Vestibular Science 2010;9(2): 58-63.
노인성 어지럼증에서 노인들에 맞춘 전정재활운동의 효과
, , , , , , , 김태후1, 김범규1, 허철영1, 이재석1, 박일석1, 김용복1, 장태원2, 안성기3
한림대학교 의과대학 이비인후-두경부외과1, 한림대학교 의과대학 산업의학과2, 경상대학교 의과전문대학원 이비인후과3
Effect of Elderly Organized Vestibular Rehabilitation for Presbystasis
Tae Hoo Kim, Beom Gyu Kim, Chul Young Heo, Jae Seok Lee, Il Seok Park, Yong Bok Kim, Tae Won Jang, Seong Ki Ahn
1Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck, Hallym University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. kbgyu@hallym.or.kr
2Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Hangang Sacred Heart Hospital, Hallym University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
3Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Gyeongsang National University Hospital, Gyeonsang National University School of Medicine, Jinju, Korea.
ABSTRACT
Background and Objectives Recently, The number of patients who have been complaining of the vertigo or dizziness has been increasing due to rapid growth of the elderly population and senile change. Aging is associated with decreased balance abilities, resulting in an increased risk of fall. The purpose of this study is to analyze the result of elderly organized vestibular rehabilitation therapy for presbystasis. Materials and Methods A prospective study was performed on elderly population over sixty-five years. 148 dizzy patients who were admitted to Hallym University Medical Center. We recruited 64 consecutive patients with a diagnosis of presbystasis and treatment of rehabilitation. They were asked to complete the Korean vestibular disorders activities of daily living scale (K-VADL) for the functional aspect before and two to twelve weeks after elderly organized vestibular rehabilitation therapy. The result was analyzed by statistical methods. Results The K-VADL scores were decreased in patient of presbystasis compared with first questionnaire. There were statistically significant differences in the K-VADL scores between before and after rehabilitation therapy. Conclusion Most patients can effectively and safely utilize the modified vestibular rehabilitation therapy. Our results suggest that the vestibular rehabilitation therapy could provide a recovery for dizzy symptoms in presbystasis.
Keywords: Presbystasis; Vestibular rehabilitation
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