Vestibular rehabilitation for dizziness and balance problems after mild-to-moderate traumatic brain injury
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AbstractThe purpose of this thesis was to study dizziness-related disability and to investigate the effect of a modified group-based vestibular rehabilitation intervention (VR) in patients with mild-to-moderate traumatic brain injury (TBI). Dizziness-related disability was significantly predicted by pre-injury comorbidity and was associated with concurrent symptoms of vertigo, reduced performance on balance tests and psychological distress. Hence, dizziness-related disability is a complex phenomenon that includes several aspects seen from a biopsychosocial perspective. An eight-week modified group-based VR intervention improved dizziness-related disability and mobility more than the usual multidisciplinary TBI rehabilitation program at the post-intervention follow up. The intervention did not cause any adverse effects. These results indicate that a modified group-based VR intervention accelerates recovery and should be considered included as a component of multidisciplinary rehabilitation for patients with dizziness and balance problems after mild-to-moderate TBI.
List of papers
|Paper I: Kleffelgaard, I., Roe, C., Sandvik, Leiv., Hellstrøm, T., Soberg, HL. (2013). Measurement Properties of the High-Level Mobility Assessment Tool for Mild Traumatic Brain Injury. Physical Therapy. Volume 93: Number 7: p. 900-910. The article is not available in DUO due to publisher restrictions. The published version is available at: https://doi.org/10.2522/ptj.20120381|
|Paper II: Kleffelgaard, I., Soberg HL., Bruusgaard KA., Tamber AL., Langhammer, B. (2016) Vestibular rehabilitation after traumatic brain injury – a case series. Physical Therapy. Volume 96: Number 6: p. 839-849. The article is not available in DUO due to publisher restrictions. The published version is available at: https://doi.org/10.2522/ptj.20150095|
|Paper III: Kleffelgaard, I., Langhammer, B., Hellstrom, T., Sandhaug, M., Tamber, A.L., Soberg, H.L. (2017) Dizziness-related disability following mild-to-moderate traumatic brain injury. Brain Injury. Volume 31: Number 11: p 1436-1444. The article is not available in DUO due to publisher restrictions. The published version is available at: https://doi.org/10.1080/02699052.2017.1377348|
|Paper IV: Kleffelgaard, I., Soberg HL., Bruusgaard KA., Sandhaug, M., Tamber AL., Langhammer, B. The Effect of Vestibular Rehabilitation Addressing Dizziness and Balance Problems in Patients after Traumatic Brain Injury: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Submitted 08 July 2017 to Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair. To be published. The paper is not available in DUO awaiting publishing.|