The Effects of Vestibular Rehabilitation on Kinesiophobia and Balance with Individuals Who has Vestibular Hypofunction

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Sever E., Kiliç G., ALGUN Z. C.

Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, vol.74, pp.4319-4324, 2022 (Scopus) identifier identifier identifier


The study aimed to examine the effects of vestibular rehabilitation on kinesiophobia, quality of life, dynamic visual acuity, and balance. Thirty vestibular hypofunction patients aged 18–65 years who were diagnosed by videonystagmography (VNG) voluntarily participated in the study. Before and after treatment Tampa Kinesiophobia Scale, World Health Organization Quality of Life Scale-Turkish Short Form, Tandem Stance Test, Dynamic Visual Acuity, Visual Analog Scale to measure dizziness, Subjective Visual Vertical and Subjective for verticality and horizontality perception Visual Horizontal tests were applied. The exercise program was applied for 8 weeks. Patients were observed in the hospital every two weeks. The exercises given in the session were given as home exercises, 3 times a day, for 10 repetitions. As a result of the study, statistical correlations were found tandem stance test, subjective visual vertical and subjective visual horizontal tests for the perception of verticality and horizontality, visual analog scale to measure the severity of dizziness, dynamic visual acuity, quality of life and tampa kinesiophobia scales (p < 0.05). It can be said that vestibular rehabilitation improves the quality of life, balance, dynamic visual acuity, and overcomes kinesiophobia in patients.Trial registration number: NCT05070936, Date of registration:10/06/2021 (Retrospectively registered).