Skip to main content

Table 1 Demographic attributes of the groups and subgroups

From: Cross-cultural adaptation, reliability, and validity of the Vertigo symptom scale–short form in the central Kurdish dialect

  Total Patients Reliability subgroup Presentation subgroupsa Healthy group
Acute Chronic Episodic
  n = 165 n = 76 n = 39 n = 85 n = 41 n = 30
n % n % n % n % n % n %
Women 93 56.4 38 50 21 53.8 53 62.4 19 46.3 18 60
Age (year)b 45 ±16 45 ±17 45 ±15 42 ±16 53 ±13 35 ±18.6
Durationbc 4.5 ±11.8 4.1 ±14.7 0.5 ±0.13 7.1 ±14.9 3 ±8.6   
Educational Level
 No or Primaryd 92 55.8 43 56.6 21 53.9 41 48.3 30 73.2 5 16.7
 Secondaryd 42 25.5 19 25.0 9 23.1 28 32.9 5 12.2 20 66.7
 Graduate & Post graduate 31 18.8 14 18.5 9 23.1 16 18.9 6 14.6 5 16.6
Diagnosis
 Labyrinthitis 1 0.5 1 1.3 1 2.6 0 0 0 0   
 BPPV 17 8.7 7 9.2 2 5.1 0 0 15 36.6   
 MD 18 9.2 11 14.5 2 5.1 4 4.7 12 29.3   
 UPVH 59 30.2 28 36.8 32 82 18 21.2 9 22   
 VM 15 7.7 5 6.6 2 5.1 9 10.6 4 9.8   
 Other VDe 55 28.2 24 31.6 0 0 54 63.5 1 2.4   
  1. Note: aNature of the symptoms at the time of rating not related to disorders or syndromes; bMean and ± Standard Deviation; cDuration in month; dSchools; eNo specific diagnosis could be identified
  2. Abbreviations: BPPV Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo, MD Meniere’s Disease; UPVH Unilateral Peripheral Vestibular Hypofunction, VM Vestibular Migraine, VD Vestibular Disorders