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Revista CEFAC

Print version ISSN 1516-1846On-line version ISSN 1982-0216

Abstract

LONGO, Isadora Altero et al. Effects of a vestibular rehabilitation program on workers in the working environment: a pilot study. Rev. CEFAC [online]. 2018, vol.20, n.3, pp.304-312. ISSN 1516-1846.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/1982-0216201820320117.

Objective:

to verify the effect of a vestibular rehabilitation program on workers with dizziness from the Division of Nutrition and Dietetics at a University Hospital.

Methods:

a total of 13 employees between 42 and 65 years of age participated, of whom, 1 was male, and 12, females. They were evaluated before and after the vestibular rehabilitation program using the Dizziness Handicap Inventory, Work Ability Index and Visual Analog Scale. The program was conducted in groups at the workplace. Statistical analysis was performed using the analysis of variance test for paired factors and the chi-square test.

Results:

in the pre- and post-vestibular rehabilitation comparison, significant differences were found in the Dizziness Handicap Inventory and Visual Analogue Scale scores. In the qualitative analysis of the Work Ability Index, an increase was observed in the number of workers who considered their ability to work to have improved.

Conclusion:

vestibular rehabilitation conducted in groups and in the working environment was effective in improving dizziness complaint in workers at the Division of Nutrition and Dietetics. It is believed that the positive experience of this program may be extended to other areas.

Keywords : Work; Workers; Dizziness; Rehabilitation; Quality of Life.

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