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Effectiveness of Ericksonian hypnosis in tinnitus therapy: preliminary results.

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.

Authors

Yazici ZM, Sayin I, Gökkuş G, Alatas E, Kaya H, Kayhan FT

Source

B-ENT 8:1 2012 pg 7-12

MeSH

Adult
Female
Health Status Indicators
Humans
Hypnosis
Male
Middle Aged
Prospective Studies
Quality of Life
Tinnitus
Treatment Outcome

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

22545384