Helen S Cohen

Summary

Affiliation: Baylor College of Medicine
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Vestibular disorders and dual task performance: impairment when walking a straight path
    Jess C Roberts
    Bobby R Alford Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, One Baylor Plaza, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Vestib Res 21:167-74. 2011
  2. doi Use of the Vestibular Disorders Activities of Daily Living Scale to describe functional limitations in patients with vestibular disorders
    Helen S Cohen
    Bobby R Alford Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, One Baylor Plaza, Houston, TX 77030, USA Tel 1 713 798 6336 Fax 1 713 798 8658 E mail
    J Vestib Res 24:33-8. 2014
  3. doi Posturography and locomotor tests of dynamic balance after long-duration spaceflight
    Helen S Cohen
    Bobby R Alford Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Vestib Res 22:191-6. 2012
  4. doi International guidelines for education in vestibular rehabilitation therapy
    Helen S Cohen
    Bobby R Alford Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Neck Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA
    J Vestib Res 21:243-50. 2011
  5. pmc Tests of walking balance for screening vestibular disorders
    Helen S Cohen
    Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Vestib Res 22:95-104. 2012
  6. pmc Subjective visual vertical in vestibular disorders measured with the bucket test
    Helen S Cohen
    Bobby R Alford Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA
    Acta Otolaryngol 132:850-4. 2012
  7. doi Assessment of functional outcomes in patients with vestibular disorders after rehabilitation
    Helen S Cohen
    Bobby R Alford Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, One Baylor Plaza, Houston, TX, USA
    NeuroRehabilitation 29:173-8. 2011
  8. pmc Walking speed and vestibular disorders in a path integration task
    Helen S Cohen
    Bobby R Alford Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, One Baylor Plaza, Houston, TX 77030, United States
    Gait Posture 33:211-3. 2011
  9. pmc Canalith repositioning variations for benign paroxysmal positional vertigo
    Helen S Cohen
    Bobby R Alford Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA
    Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 143:405-12. 2010
  10. pmc Improvement of obstacle avoidance on a compliant surface during transfer to a novel visual task after variable practice under unusual visual conditions
    Carrie A Roller
    Bobby R Alford Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Percept Mot Skills 108:173-80. 2009

Detail Information

Publications37

  1. pmc Vestibular disorders and dual task performance: impairment when walking a straight path
    Jess C Roberts
    Bobby R Alford Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, One Baylor Plaza, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Vestib Res 21:167-74. 2011
    ..The changes in velocity did not affect the veering. These data suggest that patients with vestibular disorders are impaired in their ability to complete a linear path when cognitive tasks are added...
  2. doi Use of the Vestibular Disorders Activities of Daily Living Scale to describe functional limitations in patients with vestibular disorders
    Helen S Cohen
    Bobby R Alford Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, One Baylor Plaza, Houston, TX 77030, USA Tel 1 713 798 6336 Fax 1 713 798 8658 E mail
    J Vestib Res 24:33-8. 2014
    ..The scale is most useful for assessing the patient's perception about independence in personal, self care and basic mobility skills. It provides an outline for discussing instrumental activities of daily living. ..
  3. doi Posturography and locomotor tests of dynamic balance after long-duration spaceflight
    Helen S Cohen
    Bobby R Alford Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Vestib Res 22:191-6. 2012
    ..These findings indicate that standard clinical comparisons are not useful for identifying problems. Testing both standing and walking balance will be more likely to identify balance deficits...
  4. doi International guidelines for education in vestibular rehabilitation therapy
    Helen S Cohen
    Bobby R Alford Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Neck Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA
    J Vestib Res 21:243-50. 2011
    ..We recommend that therapists be familiar with the evidence supporting efficacy of available treatments as well as with limitations in the current research...
  5. pmc Tests of walking balance for screening vestibular disorders
    Helen S Cohen
    Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Vestib Res 22:95-104. 2012
    ....
  6. pmc Subjective visual vertical in vestibular disorders measured with the bucket test
    Helen S Cohen
    Bobby R Alford Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA
    Acta Otolaryngol 132:850-4. 2012
    ....
  7. doi Assessment of functional outcomes in patients with vestibular disorders after rehabilitation
    Helen S Cohen
    Bobby R Alford Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, One Baylor Plaza, Houston, TX, USA
    NeuroRehabilitation 29:173-8. 2011
    ..This paper reviews the available scales and discusses the major problems in functional assessment of patients with vestibular disorders...
  8. pmc Walking speed and vestibular disorders in a path integration task
    Helen S Cohen
    Bobby R Alford Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, One Baylor Plaza, Houston, TX 77030, United States
    Gait Posture 33:211-3. 2011
    ..Step length did not differ among diagnostic groups. These data confirm the involvement of vestibular function in path integration, suggest a differentiation by type of vestibular impairment, and suggest some differences by cadence...
  9. pmc Canalith repositioning variations for benign paroxysmal positional vertigo
    Helen S Cohen
    Bobby R Alford Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA
    Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 143:405-12. 2010
    ..To determine if variations in common treatments for benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) affected efficacy...
  10. pmc Improvement of obstacle avoidance on a compliant surface during transfer to a novel visual task after variable practice under unusual visual conditions
    Carrie A Roller
    Bobby R Alford Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Percept Mot Skills 108:173-80. 2009
    ..Thus, performance in a novel visual environment on a compliant surface improved most with variable practice...
  11. pmc Dynamic visual acuity testing for screening patients with vestibular impairments
    Brian T Peters
    Wyle Integrated Science and Engineering Group, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Vestib Res 22:145-51. 2012
    ..Modifications of the test paradigm may make it more useful for screening potential patients...
  12. pmc Standing balance tests for screening people with vestibular impairments
    Helen S Cohen
    Bobby R Alford Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, U S A
    Laryngoscope 124:545-50. 2014
    ..To improve the test standards for a version of the Romberg test and to determine whether measuring kinematic variables improved its utility for screening...
  13. pmc Sharpening the tandem walking test for screening peripheral neuropathy
    Helen S Cohen
    From the Bobby R Alford Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and the Department of Neurology, Baylor College of Medicine, The Universities Space Research Association, the Wyle Science, Technology and Engineering Group, and the Neuroscience Research Laboratories, NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, Texas
    South Med J 106:565-9. 2013
    ..Few tests of functional motor behavior are useful for rapidly screening people for lower extremity peripheral neuropathy. The goal of this study was to improve the widely used tandem walking (TW) test...
  14. pmc Usefulness of some current balance tests for identifying individuals with disequilibrium due to vestibular impairments
    Helen S Cohen
    Bobby R Alford Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA
    J Vestib Res 18:295-303. 2008
    ..These tests may also indicate the presence of sub-clinical balance problems in community-dwelling, asymptomatic adults...
  15. ncbi Effects of sensorimotor adaptation training on functional mobility in older adults
    Regina R Buccello-Stout
    Division for Flight Analogs, Universities Space Research Association, NASA Johnson Space Center, 2101 NASA Parkway, Mail Code SK37, Houston, TX 77058, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 63:P295-300. 2008
    ..This training effect was retained for 4 weeks. Exposure to perceptual-motor mismatch induced an adaptive training effect that improved balance and locomotor control in older adults...
  16. ncbi Improvements in path integration after vestibular rehabilitation
    Helen S Cohen
    Bobby R Alford Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Communicative Sciences, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Vestib Res 12:47-51. 2002
    ..The data also suggest that vestibular rehabilitation, given as a simple home program, is associated with improvements in this skill...
  17. ncbi Obstacle avoidance in novel visual environments improved by variable practice training
    Helen S Cohen
    Bobby R Alford Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Percept Mot Skills 101:853-61. 2005
    ..Constant practice was effective only if the subjects used the lens efficacious in training. Variable practice increases the likelihood of efficacious training when adaptive performance is required in a novel environment...
  18. ncbi Increased independence and decreased vertigo after vestibular rehabilitation
    Helen S Cohen
    Bobby R Alford Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Communicative Sciences, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 128:60-70. 2003
    ..We sought to determine the effectiveness in decreasing some symptoms, such as vertigo, and increasing performance of daily life skills after vestibular rehabilitation...
  19. doi International survey of vestibular rehabilitation therapists by the Barany Society Ad Hoc Committee on Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy
    Helen S Cohen
    Bobby R Alford Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Vestib Res 19:15-20. 2009
    ..Therefore, the Committee recommends the development of international standards for education and practice in vestibular rehabilitation therapy...
  20. doi Gait training improves performance in healthy adults exposed to novel sensory discordant conditions
    Crystal D Batson
    MEI Technologies, Inc, Houston, TX, 77058, USA
    Exp Brain Res 209:515-24. 2011
    ....
  21. doi Improving balance function using vestibular stochastic resonance: optimizing stimulus characteristics
    Ajitkumar P Mulavara
    Universities Space Research Association, 2101 NASA Parkway, Mail Code SK B272, Houston, TX 77058, USA
    Exp Brain Res 210:303-12. 2011
    ....
  22. ncbi Disability and rehabilitation in the dizzy patient
    Helen S Cohen
    Bobby R Alford Department of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Curr Opin Neurol 19:49-54. 2006
    ....
  23. ncbi Treatment variations on the Epley maneuver for benign paroxysmal positional vertigo
    Helen S Cohen
    Depatment of Otorhinolaryngology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Am J Otolaryngol 25:33-7. 2004
    ..To determine if using more head rotation during the Epley maneuver or specific posttreatment instructions for sleeping position would affect treatment effectiveness, compared with the usual maneuver without extra instructions...
  24. ncbi Factors affecting recovery after acoustic neuroma resection
    Helen S Cohen
    Bobby R Alford Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Communicative Sciences, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Acta Otolaryngol 122:841-50. 2002
    ..Most compensation occurs within 3 weeks, probably due to central mechanisms, although some measures may not recover completely...
  25. pmc Prevalence of abnormalities in vestibular function and balance among HIV-seropositive and HIV-seronegative women and men
    Helen S Cohen
    Bobby R Alford Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 7:e38419. 2012
    ..The goals of this study were to determine the prevalences of vestibular and balance impairments among HIV-seropositive and comparable seronegative men and women and to determine if those groups differed...
  26. ncbi Decreased ataxia and improved balance after vestibular rehabilitation
    Helen S Cohen
    Department of Otolaryngology and Communicative Sciences, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 130:418-25. 2004
    ..To determine the effects of vestibular rehabilitation on gait ataxia and balance...
  27. ncbi Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo and comorbid conditions
    Helen S Cohen
    Bobby R Alford Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Communicative Sciences, Baylor College of Medicine, One Baylor Plaza, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    ORL J Otorhinolaryngol Relat Spec 66:11-5. 2004
    ..To determine the prevalence of comorbid disease in patients with benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) and the relationship of comorbid disease to symptoms of vertigo, disequilibrium, and anxiety...
  28. ncbi Modified dynamic visual acuity tests after acoustic neuroma resection
    Helen S Cohen
    Bobby R Alford Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Acta Otolaryngol 127:825-8. 2007
    ..These findings may have practical implications for seating design and design of tasks requiring good visual acuity while seated...
  29. ncbi Side-lying as an alternative to the Dix-Hallpike test of the posterior canal
    Helen S Cohen
    Bobby R Alford Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Communicative Sciences, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Otol Neurotol 25:130-4. 2004
    ..The goal of this study was to determine if an alternative test, brisk side-lying with the nose turned 45 degrees away from the tested side, yields the same results as the Dix-Hallpike maneuver...
  30. doi Effects of distance and duration on vertical dynamic visual acuity in screening healthy adults and people with vestibular disorders
    Brian T Peters
    Wyle Science, Technology and Engineering Group, Houston, TX, USA
    J Vestib Res 23:285-91. 2013
    ....
  31. ncbi Driving disability and dizziness
    Helen S Cohen
    Bobby R Alford Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Communicative Sciences, Baylor College of Medicine, One Baylor Plaza, Houston, TX, 77030, USA
    J Safety Res 34:361-9. 2003
    ..e., inner ear) disorders complain of difficulty driving. Physicians occasionally warn their patients with vestibular disorders not to drive. Few studies have asked patients about their driving performance, so little data are available...
  32. ncbi Changes in a repetitive head movement task after vestibular rehabilitation
    Helen S Cohen
    Bobby R Alford Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Communicative Sciences, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Clin Rehabil 18:125-31. 2004
    ..This study determined if performance on a purposeful activity improves after vestibular rehabilitation exercises, and if the speed of treatment exercises influences performance...
  33. doi Nystagmus parameters and subtypes of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo
    Helen S Cohen
    Bobby R Alford Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Acta Otolaryngol 130:1019-23. 2010
    ..Also, some patients may have clinical syndromes that include both canalithiasis and cupulolithiasis subtypes...
  34. ncbi An augmented liberatory maneuver for benign paroxysmal positional vertigo for patients who are difficult to move
    Helen S Cohen
    The Bobby R Alford Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 136:309-10. 2007
  35. ncbi Effectiveness of treatments for benign paroxysmal positional vertigo of the posterior canal
    Helen S Cohen
    Bobby R Alford Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Communicative Sciences, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Otol Neurotol 26:1034-40. 2005
    ..To determine which common, nonpharmacological, nonsurgical treatments are most effective for treatment of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV)...
  36. ncbi Effects of normal aging on visuo-motor plasticity
    Carrie A Roller
    The Bobby R Alford Dept of Otorhinolaryngology and Communicative Sciences, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Neurobiol Aging 23:117-23. 2002
    ..Further studies are underway examining variable practice training as a potential mechanism for enhancing this form of behavioral neural plasticity...
  37. ncbi Update on the status of rehabilitative countermeasures to ameliorate the effects of long-duration exposure to microgravity on vestibular and sensorimotor function
    Helen S Cohen
    Bobby R Alford Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Communicative Sciences, Baylor College of Medicine, One Baylor Plaza, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Vestib Res 13:405-9. 2003
    ..If we make a greater effort toward a coordinated, multidimensional approach, guided by rehabilitation concepts, we will be able to provide operational sensorimotor countermeasures when they are needed...