Differentiating malingering balance disorder patients from healthy controls, compensated unilateral vestibular loss, and whiplash patients using stance and gait posturography.

@article{Vonk2010DifferentiatingMB,
  title={Differentiating malingering balance disorder patients from healthy controls, compensated unilateral vestibular loss, and whiplash patients using stance and gait posturography.},
  author={Jaap Vonk and Corinne G.C. Horlings and John H. J. Allum},
  journal={Audiology & neuro-otology},
  year={2010},
  volume={15 4},
  pages={261-72}
}
Differentiating balance disorder patients who are malingering from those with organic balance disorders is difficult and costly. We used trunk sway measured during several stance and gait tasks in 18 patients suspected of malingering in order to differentiate these from 20 patients who had suffered unilateral vestibular loss 3 months earlier, 20 patients with documented whiplash injuries, and 34 healthy controls. Classification results ranged from 72 to 96% and were equally accurate for task or… CONTINUE READING
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  • AG S.Karger, Basel
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