The Effect of Repositioning Maneuvers on Quality of Life, Vertigo
Symptoms and Dizziness in Patients with Benign Paroxysmal Positional
Aim: The aim of this study is to evaluate the effect of repositioning
maneuvers on quality of life, vertigo symptoms and dizziness in patients
diagnosed with BPPV through Dix-Hallpike and Head Roll maneuvers.
Methods: The study included 67 patients diagnosed with BPPV through Dix-
Hallpike and Head Roll maneuvers. The vertigo dizziness imbalance scale,
dizziness handicap inventory and visual analog scale were applied before
and one week after repositioning maneuvers (to those whose nystagmus
completely disappeared). Results: A statistically significant difference
was determined in the scores obtained from the Dizziness Handicap
Inventory (physical, functional and emotional and total scores), Vertigo
Imbalance Scale (Quality of life and Symptom scores) and visual analog
scale after repositioning maneuvers (p<0.05). Conclusion: This
study revealed the positive effects of repositioning maneuvers on
quality of life, vertigo symptoms and dizziness in patients with BPPV.