Prevalence and association of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo in the elderly

Michelle Damasceno Moreira Viviane de Souza Pinho Costa Juliana Jandre Melo Luciana Lozza de Moraes Marchiori About the authors

PURPOSE:

to determine the prevalence of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo and identify their associations in an elderly population.

METHODS:

a cross-sectional study in elderly patients evaluated by audiological evaluation, comorbidity questionnaireand Dix-Hallpike maneuver Were applied nonparametric tests: Chi-square and multivariate regression with a confidence interval of 95%.

RESULTS:

the final sample consisted of 494 individuals, with a median age of 69 (64.75 to 74.00) years. Observed prevalence of 23.9% of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo and 51.6% of neck pain and headache 37.9%. There was a statistically significant association between benign paroxysmal positional vertigo and neck pain, headache and gender in this population.

CONCLUSION:

it is concluded that this elderly population the prevalence of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo was 23.9% and the neck pain was 51.6% and there was a significant association between benign paroxysmal positional vertigo with neck pain and female gender.

Vertigo; Dizziness; Neck Pain; Range of Motion; Articular


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