Title

The efficacy of Vestibular Rehabilitation: A Meta-analysis

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to determine the overall effectiveness of vestibular rehabilitation in a variety of etiologies and outcome measures. Eight experimental studies that examined vestibular therapies were collected and coded based on subject and treatment characteristics. These studies measured a total of 44 test conditions. An overall mean effect size of 1.342 was calculated. This suggests that in general, patients receiving vestibular therapy improve from the 50th percentile to the 92nd percentile. Next, the data was subdivided based on outcome measures, and the effectiveness of therapy pertaining to those categories is discussed. Additionally, each sample article was scored for reliability and validity. Those scores were used to weigh the effect sizes resulting in a weighted mean effect size of 1.09. Even when corrected for reliability and validity, vestibular rehabilitation yields an improvement of more than one standard deviation over the average disordered patient.

Notes

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Thesis Completion

2000

Semester

Fall

Advisor

Utt, Harold A.

Degree

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

College

College of Health and Public Affairs

Degree Program

Communicative Disorders

Subjects

Dissertations, Academic -- Health and Public Affairs; Health and Public Affairs -- Dissertations, Academic; Meta analysis; Vestibular apparatus -- Desieses

Format

Print

Identifier

DP0021646

Language

English

Access Status

Open Access

Length of Campus-only Access

None

Document Type

Honors in the Major Thesis

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