International Journal of Applied Dental Sciences
2018, Vol. 4 Issue 2, Part D
A comparison between the effect of Epley’s maneuver and Brandt-daroff exercise in improving the quality of life (QOL) in patients with benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV)
AUTHOR(S): V Vijayaraj
The Aim of this study is to compare the effect of Epley's maneuver and Brandt-Daroff Exercise in improving the Quality of Life in patients with BPPV
Materials and methods: A Quasi Experimental study design consiting of reviews of charts of BPPV patients. Thirty patients were included, (60%) were females, (40%) were males; the average age was 56 years. All the patients are presented with unilateral BPPV and underwent Dix-Hallpike test. Pre-and post-Treatment (Epley’s maneuver) and (Brandt-Daroff Exercise) scores on the physical, functional and emotional dimensions of the Dizziness Handicap Inventory (DHI) and VAS were analyzed.
Results: The pre and post-test values were assessed by DHI and VAS in Group A and Group B. The calculated ҅ t ҆ values by unpaired ҅ t ҆ test were in group A is 12.35 and Group B is 5.64. The calculated ҅ t ҆ values were more than the table value 2.05 for 5% level of significance at 28 degrees of freedom.
Conclusion: In the present sample, Epley’s Maneuver had a positive and significant effect on emotional, physical and functional dimensions of quality of life, as measured by the DHI and VAS scores before and after therapy.
Pages: 228-237 | 775 Views 18 Downloads
How to cite this article:
V Vijayaraj. A comparison between the effect of Epley’s maneuver and Brandt-daroff exercise in improving the quality of life (QOL) in patients with benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV). Int J Appl Dent Sci 2018;4(2):228-237.