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Factors associated with patient satisfaction in customized vestibular exercise : pilot study
Hye Soo Ryu1, Min Young Lee2, Jae Yun Jung2, Ji Eun Choi1
1Department of Otorhinolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Dankook University Hospital, cheonan, Korea
2Department of Otorhinolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Dankook University Hospital, Cheonan, Korea
3Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Dankook University College of Medicine, Cheonan, Korea
Correspondence  Ji Eun Choi ,Tel: +82 10-3867-0141, Fax: +82 41-556-1090, Email: garimung@gmail.com
Received: June 20, 2019;  Accepted: August 26, 2019.  Published online: August 26, 2019.
Numerous studies have been reported on the effect of customized vestibular exercise (VE), but little study has been reported on the satisfaction of customized VE. Therefore, this study aims to investigate the factors that affect the satisfaction of customized VE. A telephone survey was conducted on 37 patients who underwent customized vestibular exercise from January to November 2018. The questionnaire consisted of a total of 10 items, including subjective symptom, compliance and satisfaction of exercise, preferred methods of exercise, and appropriate costs. Based on the questionnaire of satisfaction, the clinical features, improvement of symptom, compliance, preferred methods of exercise were compared between satisfactory and unsatisfactory groups. Of the 20 patients who responded to the telephone survey (response rate 57%), 10 patients were included in the satisfactory group and the remaining ten were included in the unsatisfactory group. There were not significant differences between two groups in age, sex, severity of subjective symptom before customized VE, preferred methods of exercise. subjective dizziness after customized VE was significantly decreased in the satisfactory group, but there was no significant difference in the unsatisfactory group. The satisfaction of customized VE was significantly lower in patients with chronic uncompensated vestibulopathy, postural instability, less improvement of dizziness, or poor compliance. The satisfaction of the customized vestibular movement is thought to be closely related to the treatment effect and compliance. Thus, in addition to prescribing appropriate customized exercise, it is necessary to educate the patients and to provide a variety of ways to improve compliance.
Keywords: customized vestibular rehabilitation exercise; Vestibular Rehabilitaion Exercise; satisfaction
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