A new study by researchers in the UK and Sweden have found that internet-based vestibular rehabilitation training is effective at reducing dizziness and dizziness-related disability in older adults. The findings were published in the May/June 2017 edition of the Annals of Family Medicine.
Promising Results for Dizziness Patients
The Vertigo Symptom Scale-Short Form (VSS-SF) was used to measure the reported symptoms of dizziness at the onset of study (baseline), again at 3 months, and then at 6 months.
The intervention group showed statistically significant improvements in dizziness symptoms compared with the usual care group. Further, the internet-based vestibular rehabilitation group also had significantly lower dizziness-related disability at 3 and 6 months
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