As part of a project sponsored by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) to develop tools to support further NHS engagement with Cochrane reviews (Cochrane ENT Engagement Project), Cochrane ENT, with the help of Mr Malcolm Hilton, Consultant Otolaryngologist (and Cochrane review author) from the ENT Department of Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Trust, have developed two YouTube videos designed to accompany two of our published reviews:
Hilton MP, Pinder DK. The Epley (canalith repositioning) manoeuvre for benign paroxysmal positional vertigo. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2004, Issue 2. Art. No.: CD003162. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD003162.pub2
Hunt WT, Zimmermann EF, Hilton MP. Modifications of the Epley (canalith repositioning) manoeuvre for posterior canal benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2012, Issue 4. Art. No.: CD008675. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD008675.pub2.
The videos are designed to help general practitioners (GPs) and others to implement the Epley manoeuvre, which has been shown to be effective for benign paroxysmal positional vertigo. The two videos demonstrate the Dix Hallpike test for diagnosing BPPV and the Epley manoeuvre intervention. To facilitate their dissemination, the reviews provide links to these videos on YouTube.