A controlled trial of cognitive-behavior therapy combined with vestibular rehabilitation in the treatment of dizziness
2006 (English)In: Behaviour Research and Therapy, ISSN 0005-7967, Vol. 44, no 9, 1265-1273 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Dizziness is a common and often untreated symptom in the general population. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of a combined cognitive-behavioral/vestibular rehabilitation (VR) program, using a randomized control design. A total of 29 participants were randomized to treatment consisting of psychoeducation, vestibular exercises, relaxation and cognitive interventions, or to serve as waiting list controls. Measures of dizziness-related handicap, dizziness-provoking movements, and daily diary registrations of dizziness symptoms at pre- and post-treatment showed statistically significant improvements in many domains, which translated to moderate effect sizes. These findings provide preliminary support for the combination of Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and VR methods in the treatment of dizziness. © 2005 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
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2006. Vol. 44, no 9, 1265-1273 p.
National CategorySocial Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-37327DOI: 10.1016/j.brat.2005.09.008Local ID: 34625OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-37327DiVA: diva2:258176