The International Tinnitus Journal

The International Tinnitus Journal

Official Journal of the Neurootological and Equilibriometric Society
Official Journal of the Brazil Federal District Otorhinolaryngologist Society

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ISSN: 0946-5448

Abstract

Clinical benefits to vestibular rehabilitation in multiple sclerosis. Report of 4 cases

Author(s): Bianca Simone Zeigelboim

Background: Balance difficulties are common among multiple sclerosis patients.

Objective: To evaluate the effectiveness of the Cawthorne and Cooksey protocol of vestibular rehabilitation (VR) exercises in reducing the physical, functional and emotional impact of multiple sclerosis among individuals who complained of vertigo. Methods: Four patients with remittent-recurrent multiple sclerosis underwent an interview, otorhinolaryngological and vestibular evaluation, VR exercises and the Dizziness Handicap Inventory pre- and post-intervention.

Results: There was significant improvement in the physical, functional and emotional aspects of the DHI after the completion of the VR.

Conclusion: The VR exercises appeared useful in reducing subjective complaints of the study participants.

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