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Utility Measures of Health-Related Quality of Life in Patients Treated for Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo

Ear Hear. 2009 Mar 30. Utility Measures of Health-Related Quality of Life in Patients Treated for Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo. Roberts RA, Abrams H, Sembach MK, Lister JJ, Gans RE, Chisolm TH. 1Alabama Hearing and Balance Associates, Foley, Alabama; 2Bay Pines VA Healthcare System, Bay Pines, Florida; 3West Texas Rehabilitation Center, Abilene, Texas; 4Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida; and 5The American Institute of Balance, Seminole, Florida. OBJECTIVES:: Comparing the effects of different disorders and interventions on health-related quality of life (HRQoL) is important for healthcare policy and accountability. There are two basic approaches to measure HRQoL: questionnaires derived from psychometrics and preference-based measures or utilities derived from econometrics. While disease-specific HRQoL questionnaires, such Read More

Comparison of Horizontal and Vertical Dynamic Visual Acuity in Patients with Vestibular Dysfunction and Nonvestibular Dizziness

J Am Acad Audiol. 2007 Mar;18(3):236-44. Comparison of horizontal and vertical dynamic visual acuity in patients with vestibular dysfunction and nonvestibular dizziness. Roberts RA, Gans RE. The American Institute of Balance, 8200 Bryan Dairy Road, Suite 340, Largo, FL 33777, USA. Blurred vision with head movement is a common symptom reported by patients with vestibular dysfunction affecting the vestibulo-ocular reflex (VOR). Impaired VOR can be measured by comparing visual acuity in which there is no head movement to visual acuity obtained with head movement. A previous study demonstrated that dynamic visual acuity (DVA) testing using vertical head movement revealed deficits in impaired VOR. There is evidence that horizontal head movement is more sensitive to impaired VOR. The objective of this Read More