Traumatic Brain Injury | Vestibular Rehabilitation and Balance Training After Traumatic Brain Injury

Traumatic Brain Injury research study

What is the primary objective of this study?

The main aim of this study is to evaluate the effect of vestibular rehabilitation and balance training on patients with dizziness and balance problems after traumatic brain injury.

Who is eligible to participate?

Inclusion Criteria: - TBI patients enrolled at Oslo University Hospital. - persistent dizziness and/or balance problems 2 months post-injury. - functionally and cognitively able to attend a group training program with vestibular rehabilitation and balance training as the main focus. Exclusion Criteria: - severe psychiatric disorder, - language problems, - cognitive dysfunction that makes self-report difficult, - extremity injuries, - not being able to walk.

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

Traumatic Brain Injury

Brain Concussion

Head Injury


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:Multidisciplinary evaluation and VRMultidisciplinary assessment and evaluation and VR - Vestibular rehabilitation and balance training. Individually adjusted exercises in groups twice a week for two months. Home exercise program.

Other:Multidisciplinary evaluationMultidisciplinary assessment and evaluation.

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.

Multidisciplinary evaluation and VRVestibular rehabilitation and balance training. Twice a week for eight weeks.Outcome measures and tests at baseline, after 8 weeks and 6 months after the injury.

Multidisciplinary evaluation and no VRMultidisciplinary evaluation. Outcome measures and tests at baseline, after 8 weeks and 6 months after the injury.

Study Status


Start Date: January 15, 2013

Completed Date: August 30, 2016

Phase: N/A

Type: Interventional


Primary Outcome: Dizziness Handicap Inventory (DHI)

Secondary Outcome: High level mobility assessment tool for traumatic brain injury (HiMAT)

Study sponsors, principal investigator, and references

Principal Investigator: Ingerid KleffelgÄrd, MSc.

Lead Sponsor: Oslo University Hospital

Collaborator: Oslo University College

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