The Effect of Repositioning Maneuver Applied with the TRV Chair on Residual Dizziness after Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo

Soylemez E., Bolat K. B., Karakoc K., Can M., BAŞAK H., AYDOĞAN Z., ...More

OTOLOGY & NEUROTOLOGY, vol.44, no.8, 2023 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 44 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2023
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/mao.0000000000003978
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, BIOSIS, CINAHL, MEDLINE
  • Keywords: Anxiety, BPPV, Residual dizziness, TRV, Vertigo, CUPULOLITHIASIS, DYSFUNCTION
  • Ankara University Affiliated: Yes


ObjectiveThis study aims to investigate the effect of TRV chair on residual dizziness (RD) after idiopathic posterior semicircular canal benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) successfully treated with canalith repositioning maneuver (CRM).Study DesignProspective case-control study.SettingHospital.PatientsThirty-three patients with posterior canal BPPV were included in the study. These patients were divided into two identical groups. CRM was applied to the first group with a TRV chair (TRV group) and manually to the second group (manual group).InterventionsDizziness Handicap Inventory (DHI), Beck Anxiety Inventory (BAI), and video head impulse test were applied to the patients. Patients in both groups were asked to report the RD developed after successful CRM daily by visual analog scale (VAS).ResultsThe TRV group's first-day RD rate was 94.1% with VAS, and the RD duration was 2.47 & PLUSMN; 1.77 (0-7) days. The manual group's first-day RD rate was 100%, and the RD duration was 3.38 & PLUSMN; 1.70 (1-7) days. There was no difference between the groups in terms of RD duration (p > 0.05). Mean RD severity and severity in the first 3 days were lower in the TRV group compared with the manual group (p < 0.05). There was no difference between the groups on other days (p > 0.05). In addition, there was a positive correlation between RD and DHI and BPPV duration (p < 0.05).ConclusionRD is a multifactorial symptom associated with how the repositioning maneuver is performed, BPPV duration, and DHI. Performing the repositioning maneuver with the TRV chair can reduce the severity of RD.