Subjective visual vertical with the bucket method in Brazilian healthy individuals

Subjective visual vertical with the bucket method in Brazilian healthy individuals

Alternative title Vertical visual subjetiva com o método do balde em indivíduos brasileiros hígidos
Author Ferreira, Maristela Mian Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Cunha, Fabiana Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Gananca, Cristina Freitas Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Gananca, Mauricio Malavasi Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Caovilla, Heloisa Helena Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Abstract Introduction: The capacity of a healthy individual to estimate the true vertical in relation to the Earth when a fluorescent line is aligned in a completely dark room is called the subjective visual vertical. Objective: To evaluate subjective visual vertical using the bucket method in healthy Brazilian individuals. Methods: Binocular subjective visual vertical was measured in 100 healthy volunteers, 50 females and 50 males. The volunteers indicated the estimated position in which a fluorescent line inside a bucket reached the vertical position. A total of ten repetitions were performed, five clockwise and five counterclockwise. Data were tabulated and analyzed statistically. Results: It was observed that the highest concentration of absolute values of vertical deviation was present up to 3, regardless of gender, and the vertical deviation did not increase with age. The analysis of the mean of the absolute values of deviations from the vertical of 90% of the sample showed a maximum value of 2.6, and at the analysis of 95%, the maximum value was 3.4 degrees deviation from the vertical. Conclusion: The bucket method is easy to perform and interpret when assessing the deviation of the subjective visual vertical in relation to the true vertical in healthy Brazilian individuals. (C) 2016 Associacao Brasileira de Otorrinolaringologia e Cirurgia Cervico-Facial. Published by Elsevier Editora Ltda.
Keywords Ear
Postural balance
Otolithic membrane
Equilíbrio postural
Membrana otolítica
xmlui.dri2xhtml.METS-1.0.item-coverage Sao Paulo
Language English
Date 2016
Published in Brazilian Journal Of Otorhinolaryngology. Sao Paulo, v. 82, n. 4, p. 442-446, 2016.
ISSN 1808-8694 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Assoc Brasileira Otorrinolaringologia & Cirurgia Cervicofacial
Extent 442-446
Access rights Open access Open Access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000382184000013
SciELO ID S1808-86942016000400442 (statistics in SciELO)

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