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USE OF THE FUKUDA STEPPING TEST IN DIAGNOSIS OF PERIPHERAL VESTIBULAR DYSFUNCTION

by COLLIER, JULIE ANN

Abstract (Summary)
The purpose of this study was to test for the significance of the association between the Fukuda stepping test and bithermal calorics of Electronystagmography, (ENG). The results of the presence or absence of a positive Fukuda and percent of unilateral weakness were examined to determine if the Fukuda stepping test could be used as a second indicator of a peripheral vestibular pathology. Ten subjects with caloric unilateral weakness and 15 control subjects were included in the study. Each group performed the subtest calorics of the ENG and the Fukuda stepping test. This study found no significant association, except due to chance between the Fukuda stepping test and caloric weakness as tested by the Chi Square analysis.
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School:University of Cincinnati

School Location:USA - Ohio

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:fukuda stepping test unilateral weakness peripheral vestibular dysfunction caloric emg

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Date of Publication:01/01/2001

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