Title:
Effectiveness of Ericksonian hypnosis in tinnitus therapy: preliminary results
Authors:
Z. M. Yazc , . Sayn , G. Gökku , E. Alatas , H. Kaya and F. T. Kayhan B akrköy
Institutions:
Education and Training Hospital, Clinic of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Istanbul, Turkey; Bakrköy Education and Trainin3 Hospital, Clinic of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery Audiology Department, Istanbul, Turkey; Bakrköy Education and Training Hospital, Clinic of Psychiatry, Istanbul, Turkey
Keywords:
Tinnitus; hypnosis; tinnitus handicap inventory; health survey SF-36
Pages:
7 - 11
Abstract:
Effectiveness of Ericksonian hypnosis in tinnitus therapy: preliminary results. Introduction: The present study was performed to evaluate the efficacy of Ericksonian hypnosis in reducing the impact of tinnitus on patientsquality of life. Patients and methods: A controlled prospective longitudinal study was designed. The severity of tinnitus was assessed with Tinnitus Handicap Inventory (THI) before hypnotherapy and then 1 week, 1 month, 3 months, and 6 months after therapy. Health Survey SF-36 was used to assess health-related quality of life before and after hypnotherapy. Thirty-nine patients with severe idiopathic subjective tinnitus were enrolled in the study. Results: The mean±SD age of the patients was 44.5±12.5 years, ranging from 21 to 65 years; 48% were female. Mean THI scores assessed at the beginning and 4 times after commencement of therapy were evaluated. The changes in THI scores were significant. Health Survey SF-36 was assessed separately. The greatest increases were seen in physical role followed by emotional role difficulty. Conclusion: The preliminary results of our study demonstrated the effectiveness of Ericksonian hypnosis in the study group.
Issue:
Vol. 8, 2012, 1st trimester


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Effectiveness of Ericksonian hypnosis in tinnitus therapy: preliminary results