Dizziness Among Patients With Whiplash Associated Disorder: A Randomised Controlled Trial

Eva Ekvall Hansson, Nils-Ove MÃ¥nsson, Karin A.M. Ringsberg, Anders HÃ¥kansson

The objective of this study ws to investigate whether vestibular rehabilitation for patients with whiplash-associated disorder and dizziness had any effect on balance measures and self-perceived handicap.  Patients were randomized to an intervention group or a control group. The intervention comprised vestibular rehabilitation. All patients were assessed at baseline, after 6 weeks and after 3 months with 4 different balance measures and the Dizziness Handicap Inventory. After 6 weeks, the intervention group showed statistically significant improvements compared with the control group.  After 3 months, the intervention group showed statistically significant improvements compared with the control group. The authors conclude that vestibular rehabilitation for patients with whiplash-associated disorder can decrease self-perceived handicap and increase postural control.

Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine, Volume 38, Number 6 / November 2006, 387 – 390

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