Effectiveness of the Epley maneuver versus Cawthorne-Cooksey vestibular exercises in the treatment of posterior semicircular canal benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV): A randomized controlled trial


Tacalan E., Inal H. S. , Senturk M. N. , Mengi E., Alemdaroglu-Gurbuz I.

JOURNAL OF BODYWORK AND MOVEMENT THERAPIES, vol.28, pp.397-405, 2021 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 28
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.jbmt.2021.07.030
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF BODYWORK AND MOVEMENT THERAPIES
  • Page Numbers: pp.397-405
  • Keywords: Vertigo, Quality of life, Exercise, WII BALANCE BOARD, POSTURAL BALANCE, STANDING BALANCE, BODY BALANCE, VALIDITY, RELIABILITY, REHABILITATION, DIZZINESS, POPULATION, HANDICAP

Abstract

Objective: Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) is the most common cause of peripheral vertigo that mainly affects the posterior semicircular canal. Studies suggest that Epley maneuver could improve balance of patients, but Cawthorne-Cooksey vestibular exercises are still scarce. This study aimed to observe the effects of Cawthorne-Cooksey vestibular exercises applied after the Epley maneuver on balance, vertigo symptoms, and quality of life in posterior semicircular canal BPPV.