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Table 3 Characteristics of the participants

From: Identification of aspects of functioning, disability and health relevant to patients experiencing vertigo: a qualitative study using the international classification of functioning, disability and health

  age in yrs gender living situation1 Type of vertigo2 time with vertigo (in yrs.) general health3 Vertigo Symptom Scale4 Dizziness Handicap Inventory5
1 45 female family central 0.5 3 2.38 82.00
2 75 male family peripheral 20 4 1.00 18.00
3 69 male family peripheral 8 3 0.76 26.00
4 63 female family peripheral 2 3 - 22.00
5 67 male family peripheral 3 3 1.85 33.00
6 67 male alone combination 2 3 0.56 -
7 69 male family combination 0.5 4 1.18 32.00
8 75 female family peripheral 8 3 0.26 6.00
9 43 male alone somatoform 0.5 4 0.94 23.00
10 42 male family peripheral 0.5 4 - -
11 29 female family central 1 4 - -
12 53 female family combination 20 3 2.12 16.00
  1. 1alone = living alone, family = living in a household together with family or partner.
  2. 2central = central-vestibular vertigo, peripheral = peripheral-vestibular vertigo, somatoform = somatoform vertigo, combination = combination of types.
  3. 3Self assessment, 5-point-Likert-scale (1 = best health).
  4. 4Possible range: 0–4 (lower score = less severe and frequent symptoms).
  5. 5Possible range: 0–100 (lower score = less handicap).