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Health-related quality of life and disability in patients with acute unilateral peripheral vestibular disorders

Brazilian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology, November 2017, Vol.83(6), pp.611-618 [Peer Reviewed Journal]

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  • Title:
    Health-related quality of life and disability in patients with acute unilateral peripheral vestibular disorders
  • Author: Petri, Maria ; Chirilă, Magdalena ; Bolboacă, Sorana D ; Cosgarea, Marcel
  • Found In: Brazilian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology, November 2017, Vol.83(6), pp.611-618 [Peer Reviewed Journal]
  • Subjects: Unilateral Peripheral Vestibular Disorders ; Dhi ; Sf-36 ; Hrqol ; Distúrbios Vestibulares Periféricos Unilaterais ; Dhi ; Sf-36 ; Qvrs ; Medicine
  • Language: English
  • Description: Health-related quality of life is used to denote that portion of the quality of life that is influenced by the person's health. To compare the health-related quality of life of individuals with vestibular disorders of peripheral origin by analyzing functional, emotional and physical disabilities before and after vestibular treatment. A prospective, non randomized case-controlled study was conduced in the ENT Department, between January 2015 and December 2015. All patients were submitted to customize a 36 item of health survey on quality of life, short form 36 health survey questionnaire (SF-36) and the Dizziness Handicap Inventory for assessing the disability. Individuals were diagnosed with acute unilateral vestibular peripheral disorders classified in 5 groups: vestibular neuritis, Ménière Disease, Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo, cochlear-vestibular dysfunction (other than Ménière Disease), or other type of acute peripheral vertigo...
  • Identifier: ISSN: 1808-8694 ; E-ISSN: 1808-8686 ; DOI: 10.1016/j.bjorl.2016.08.004

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