Effectiveness of vestibular exercises on balance impairment in patients affected with stroke - A systematic review

Authors

  • Janaga S. Ranjani
  • SenthilKumar S.
  • Prathap Suganthirababu
  • Vignesh Srinivasan
  • Kumaresan A.
  • Jagatheesan Alagesan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.51248/.v43i02.633

Keywords:

oculomotor, gaze stability, vestibular, stroke, balance, berg balance scale

Abstract

Introduction and Aim: The patients who have been suffered with stroke have severe balance problems, it is difficult to tell with certainty how balance performance in stroke patients is impacted by vestibular impairment. The study's purpose was to determine if oculomotor and gaze stability exercises may help post-stroke individuals improve their balance.

 

Materials and Methods: This study includes all articles of various databases from 2000 to 2020 was included for study selection. The google scholar, research gate databases were comprehensively studied. 100 articles were searched and out of which 60 articles were selected to be assessed for eligibility in full text. Finally, 9 articles were chosen for inclusion and for analysis, although 7 of them did not match our proposed inclusion criteria.

 

Results: Exercises for the vestibular system have been demonstrated to be effective for stroke patients whose balance has been compromised.

 

Conclusion: The study finds that more high -quality experimental research on vestibular exercises and balance impairment after stroke is necessary because there is very little evidence from earlier experimental studies to draw firm conclusions about their effects.

Author Biographies

Janaga S. Ranjani

Saveetha College of Physiotherapy, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

SenthilKumar S.

Saveetha College of Physiotherapy, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Prathap Suganthirababu

Saveetha College of Physiotherapy, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Vignesh Srinivasan

Saveetha College of Physiotherapy, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Kumaresan A.

Saveetha College of Physiotherapy, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Jagatheesan Alagesan

Saveetha College of Physiotherapy, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

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Published

2023-05-04

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S. Ranjani J, S. S, Suganthirababu P, Srinivasan V, A. K, Alagesan J. Effectiveness of vestibular exercises on balance impairment in patients affected with stroke - A systematic review. Biomedicine [Internet]. 2023 May 4 [cited 2024 Mar. 3];43(02):567-71. Available from: https://biomedicineonline.org/index.php/home/article/view/633

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