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Quality of Life Rating for Dizziness: A Self-reporting Questionnaire

  • Rajesh RanjanEmail author
  • Jayashree Bhat
  • Priyanka E. M. Vas Naik
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Abstract

The aim of the present study was to develop a questionnaire in Kannada language which assesses the handicapping consequences of dizziness. A cross sectional study design and a convenient type of sampling was used to recruit the participants. A total of 36 participants in age range of (18–60 years of age) who reported to have dizziness or vertigo for at least three months of period and who knew to read and write in kannada language participated. The overall questionnaire was found to have an internal consistency α = 0.935 on cronbach’s alpha test and for test retest reliability (r = 0.988) on intra-class correlation coefficient measure. The present studies provide International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health based questionnaire in kannada which can be used in the clinical set up to assess the quality of life (QOL) in individuals with Vertigo or Dizziness. It will also help to understand the impact of dizziness on QOL from individual’s perspective.

Keywords

QOL rating for dizziness Vertigo Self-reporting questionnaire in Kannada International classification of functioning Disability and health 

Notes

Compliance with Ethical Standard

Conflict of interest

The Authors of present study Rajesh Ranjan, Jayashree bhat & Priyanka. EM. Vas Naik declare that they have no conflict of interest.

Ethical Approval

The study was approved by Institutional ethics committee of Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore.

Informed Consent

Informed consent was obtained from all participants included in the study.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rajesh Ranjan
    • 1
    Email author
  • Jayashree Bhat
    • 1
  • Priyanka E. M. Vas Naik
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Audiology and Speech Language PathologyKasturba Medical College, Manipal UniversityMangaloreIndia

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