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B-ENT. 2012;8(1):7-12.

Effectiveness of Ericksonian hypnosis in tinnitus therapy: preliminary results.

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Bakirköy Education and Training Hospital, Clinic of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Istanbul, Turkey. minealmaz@yahoo.com

Abstract

INTRODUCTION:

The present study was performed to evaluate the efficacy of Ericksonian hypnosis in reducing the impact of tinnitus on patients' quality 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.

PMID:
22545384
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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