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Research in Vestibular Science 2010;9(2): 70-75.
전정신경염 환자에서 Beck Anxiety Inventory 설문지를 이용한 불안감의 평가
, , , , , , 김진용1, 안성기1,2, 권오진1, 조수연1, 허동구1,2, 전시영1,2, 김대우1,2
경상대학교 의학전문대학원 이비인후과학교실1, 건강과학연구원2
Assessment of Anxiety using Beck's Anxiety Inventory in Patients with Vestibular Neuritis
Jin Yong Kim, Seong Ki Ahn, Oh Jin Kwon, Soo Yeon Cho, Dong Gu Hur, Sea Yuong Jeon, Dae Woo Kim
1Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Gyeongsang National University School of Medicine, Jinju, Korea. skahn@gnu.ac.kr
2Institude of Health Sciences, Gyeongsang National University School of Medicine, Jinju, Korea.
Background and Objectives The intimate relationship of vertigo and anxiety has been previously recognized. Anxiety may have an important influence on recovery of symptoms in vestibular neuritis (VN). The aim of study was to evaluate subjective anxiety of the pre-VN, at the time of onset of VN, and just after vestibular rehabilitation therapy (VRT) using Beck Anxiety Inventory (BAI) questionnaire, respectively. Materials and Methods Twenty-eight patients with VN were asked to complete the BAI and dizziness handicap inventory (DHI). Each of the BAI and DHI was scored. We also evaluated the relationship between the DHI and BAI scores. Results The VN patients at the time of attack had significantly more anxiety with vertigo and related symptoms (p<0.05). In most patients, anxiety level decreased following VRT. Conclusion These findings indicate that almost every VN patients can recovery from anxiety as vertigo regressed. However, the emotional support as well as physical and/or functional rehabilitation may be required to provide a more rapid and complete return to normal daily lives for these patients.
Keywords: Vestibular neuritis; Anxiety; Questionnaire
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