Stroke | Vestibular Rehabilitation for Strokepatients With Dizziness

Stroke research study

What is the primary objective of this study?

Recently, the investigators has shown that dizziness is common among patients with first time stroke and that it affects self perceived health. There are indications that vestibular rehabilitation can have effect of neurological causes of dizziness and vertigo and it therefore seems important to find out if vestibular rehabilitation can affect dizziness among patients with stroke. The aim of this study is to find out if vestibular rehabilitation can have any effect on function, balance and self-rated health among patients with first time stroke.

Who is eligible to participate?

Inclusion Criteria • First time stroke with dizziness - Exclusion Criteria - Not first time stroke - No dizziness

Which medical condition, disease, disorder, syndrome, illness, or injury is researched?



Study Interventions

Interventions can include giving participants drugs, medical devices, procedures, vaccines, and other products that are either investigational or already available or noninvasive approaches such as surveys, education, and interviews.

Other:Vestibular rehabilitationUsual rehabilitation and four different vestibular rehabilitation exercises, adapted to the individual patient

Study Arms

Research studies and clinical trials typically have two or more research arms. An arm is a group of people who receive the same treatment in the study.

Vestibular rehabiliationVestibular rehabiliation

Control groupUsual rehabilitation whitout additional vestibular exercises

Study Status


Start Date: February 2013

Completed Date: June 2018

Phase: N/A

Type: Interventional


Primary Outcome: The Activities-specific Balance Confidence Scale

Secondary Outcome:

Study sponsors, principal investigator, and references

Principal Investigator:

Lead Sponsor: Lund University

Collaborator: Region Skåne, Primary health care, Sweden

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