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Accession Number:

AD1193900

Title:

Retrospective Analysis of Vestibular Dysfunction in Service Members: Demographic and Clinical Factors

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2023-02-01

Abstract:

Military personnel exposed to blast, inner ear injury, neurotoxins, or traumatic brain injury (TBI) often develop vestibular symptoms such as dizziness, vertigo, and loss of balance. This retrospective study observed the distribution of clinically diagnosed vestibular dysfunction in active duty Service members (N = 130,123) based on diagnostic and treatment codes, and assessed for evidence-based clinical care for benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV). Most (78.8 percent) encounters were coded for a diagnosis of non-specific dizziness. Just 8.7 percent of those involving positive BPPV diagnosis included treatment with canalith repositioning maneuver (CRM), suggesting the need for further training on proper coding and management of BPPV.

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16

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0.52MB

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Approved For Public Release

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