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Postural analysis of the test timed-up-and-go in patients with vertigo

Rey-Martínez JA, Boleas-Aguirre MS, Pérez N.
Departamento de Otorrinolaringología, Clínica Universitaria, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de Navarra

Magazine: Acta Otorrinolaringológica Española

Date: Mar 1, 2005

Otorhinolaryngology

INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES
To characterize and analyze the Timed-up-and-go test in non-fallers patients with peripheral vertigo. To assess if turning to the side of the lesion induces a more intense instability.

MATERIAL AND METHODS
The test was performed after carefully explanation to the patient who was allowed to do some attempts. Postural measurements were the angle and angular speed of trunk sway in roll and pitch. It was done with a special device adapted to the trunk with two sensors specially built for that purpose.

CONCLUSIONS
Dizzy, non-fallers patients perform this test in a period of time considered as normal. Canal paresis influences in roll trunk sway when the patient performs the TUG only when turning to the normal side.

CITATION  Acta Otorrinolaringol Esp. 2005 Mar;56(3):107-11

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