8.Ulusal Otoloji Nörootoloji Kongresi, Ankara, Turkey, 26 - 27 June 2021, pp.47
Results: In this study, patients with Meniere’s disease (7 male, 14 female, age: 45.42±11.41 years), BPPV (7 male, 15 female, age: 57.68±7.47 years), vestibular neuritis (10 male, 12 female, age: 56.22±11.63 years), and healthy controls (8 male, 15 female, age: 49.73±9.5 years) were evaluated. Three regression models were created in which DHI, DGI, and age significantly predicted FES in patients with Meniere’s disease (F(3, 17)=112.511, p˂.001, R2 adjust-=.942), BPPV (F(3, 18)=6.348, p=.004, R2 =.435), and vestibular ed adjusted neuritis (F(3, 18)=2.73, p=.047, R2 =.322). Significant regression adjusted models in which limits of stability, fall risk, and body sway independent variables predicted the FES dependent variable could only be created in the Meniere’s disease group. Accordingly, it was found that all risk (F(12, 8)=31.372, p˂.001, R2 =.948), limits of sta- adjusted ability (F(8,12)=7.594, p=.001, R2 =.725), and body sway (F(11, adjusted 9)=11.103, p=.001, R2 =.847) results significantly affected the FES score.
Conclusions: The relationship between static posturography findings and fear of falling in the Meniere’s disease group may be related to in- complete central compensation due to repeated attacks in this group. In determining the risk of falling in pathologies affecting symmetrical vestibular input, it is important to evaluate the static balance with the perceptual methods, to establish an appropriate rehabilitation program.