Characterization of presbyequilibrium among institutionalized elderly persons.

@article{Tuunainen2012CharacterizationOP,
  title={Characterization of presbyequilibrium among institutionalized elderly persons.},
  author={Eeva Tuunainen and Pirkko J{\"a}ntti and Dennis Poe and Jyrki Rasku and Esko Toppila and Ilmari Pyykk{\"o}},
  journal={Auris, nasus, larynx},
  year={2012},
  volume={39 6},
  pages={577-82}
}
OBJECTIVE The aim was to characterize dizziness, vertigo, poor maintenance of posture, and sudden instabilities (called presbyequilibrium) among institutionalized elderly to model and identify possible treatable causes. METHODS A questionnaire based study focusing on symptoms among 72 elderly persons from a single residential facility and followed them for 3 years. RESULTS Dizziness, vertigo, poor maintenance of posture, and black-outs were reported by 68% of the 72 elderly and make them at… CONTINUE READING

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