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Booklet-based education in vestibular rehabilitation or symptom control improved subjective health in Ménière disease

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 Q In patients with Ménière disease, does booklet-based education in vestibular rehabilitation (VR) or symptom control (SC) improve subjective health and perceived ability to cope with symptoms?

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randomised controlled trial.

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3 and 6 months.

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Southampton, UK.

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360 patient volunteers (mean age 59 y, 69% women) who were members of the Ménière Society and had symptoms of dizziness or imbalance over the past 12 months, no severe vertigo attacks in the past 6 weeks, no medical reasons precluding participation, and could be contacted by post. Patients with vestibular disorders other than Ménière disease were excluded.

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provision of a VR booklet (n = 120) or an SC booklet (n = 120) or a waiting list control (n = 120). …

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  • For correspondence: Dr L Yardley, University of Southampton, Southampton, UK. l.yardley{at}

  • Source of funding: Ménière’s Society.