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Correlations between postural control and psychological factors in vestibular schwannoma patients

Abstract : Background: Various individual factors have been described to influence postural performances related to vestibular schwannoma. However, psychological factors may also be involved in postural variations. Objective: To identify relationships between postural performances, illness perceptions, coping, anxiety-depression and quality of life of patients with vestibular schwannoma. Methods: Twenty-six patients who were scheduled for a surgical removal of a vestibular schwannoma underwent posturography tests and were asked to complete psychological questionnaires three days prior to surgery.The Sensory Organization Test, the Illness Perceptions Questionnaire-Revised, the Brief-COPE, the Hospital Anxiety Depression Scale and the World Health Organization Quality of Life instrument were used for assessments. Correlations between posturography and psychological questionnaires were calculated. Results: Balance disorders were associated with (i) impaired quality of life of patients, (ii) anxiety and depression affects, (iii) greater daily consequences, and with (iv) denial coping response. Conclusions: Given the association between balance disorders and psychological factors, health practitioners should be attentive to the deterioration of both aforementioned issues.
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Laurence Ribeyre, Elisabeth Spitz, Julien Frère, Gerome Gauchard, Cécile Parietti-Winkler. Correlations between postural control and psychological factors in vestibular schwannoma patients. Journal of Vestibular Research, IOS Press, 2016, 26 (4), pp.387-394. ⟨10.3233/VES-160588⟩. ⟨hal-02951393⟩



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