Psychological Symptoms in Vestibular Disorders

People with vestibular disorders frequently experience psychological symptoms encompassing cognitive and mental health problems. This study aims to improve understanding of how psychological symptoms are experienced and what support people with vestibular disorders currently receive.

What does the study involve?

1. We are inviting clinicins who work with people with vestibular disorders to complete an online survey that will take approximately 20-25 minutes.

2. Clinicians, charity workers, people with a diagnosed vestibular disorder and their family members are also invited to participate in an interviews to share their experiences of psychological symptoms and their views on how these could be addressed. The interview will last approximately one hour and can be completed in person, over the phone or via Microsoft Teams.

How do I take part?

You can contact the primary research (Dr Laura Smith) for further information. Email: L.J.Smith-73@kent.ac.uk

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What is the relationship between the symptoms of dizziness and pain?

Volunteers needed for a research study to explore relationships between the symptoms of dizziness and of pain. Although in clinical practice patients with dizziness who also have pain are encountered frequently, very little is known about the interaction between these two symptoms.

We are looking for adults aged over 18 who have persistent dizziness to respond to an anonymous online survey with questions about symptoms of dizziness and pain they might have. The survey takes less than 30 minutes to complete.

The survey is being jointly run by Kings College London and Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust.

Click here to access the survey and more information.

Do you need vestibular rehabilitation?

Volunteers needed for a Research Study. We are investigating the feasibility and acceptability of providing an 8 week Holographic Balance Rehabilitation programme (HOLOBalance), compared to a commonly used balance rehabilitation programme (The Balance Retraining Programme).

                  

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You may be suitable if you:

  • Are aged between 40 and 59
  • Can walk 500 metres outside (with or without a stick)
  • Have a clinically confirmed vestibular disorder
  • Are able to attend rehab twice weekly for 8 weeks
  • Are not currently participating in vestibular rehabilitation
  • Do not have a neurological disorder (e.g. stroke)
  • Do not have any acute medical issues that limit your ability to participate in an exercise programme
  • Do not have low mood
  • Do not have cognitive impairment

You will be required to undergo a brief screening session to confirm eligibility prior to enrolment.

For further information please contact carol.flavell@kcl.ac.uk or matthew.liston@kcl.ac.uk T: 0207 848 6679

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