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Dizziness Handicap Inventory

Most practices that evaluate substantial numbers of dizzy patients use questionnaires to quantify symptoms. One of the most commonly used "standardized questionnaires" is the Dizziness Handicap Inventory (DHI). Developed by Dr. G.P. Jacobson and Dr. C.W. Newman, 1990.
1. Does looking up increase your problem? Yes
Sometimes
No
2. Because of your problem, do you feel frustrated? Yes
Sometimes
No
3. Because of your problem, do you restrict your travel for business or recreation? Yes
Sometimes
No
4. Does walking down the aisle of a supermarket increase your problem? Yes
Sometimes
No
5. Because of your problem, do you have difficulty getting into or out of bed? Yes
Sometimes
No
6. Does your problem significantly restrict your participation in social activities such as going out to dinner,going to movies, dancing, or to parties? Yes
Sometimes
No
7. Because of your problem, do you have difficulty reading? Yes
Sometimes
No
8. Does performing more ambitious activities like sports, dancing, household chores such as sweeping or putting dishes away increase your problem? Yes
Sometimes
No
9. Because of your problem, are you afraid to leave your home without having some one accompany you? Yes
Sometimes
No
10. Because of your problem, have you been embarrassed in front of others? Yes
Sometimes
No
11. Do quick movements of your head increase your problem? Yes
Sometimes
No
12. Because of your problem, do you avoid heights? Yes
Sometimes
No
13. Does turning over in bed increase your problem? Yes
Sometimes
No
14. Because of your problem, is it difficult for you to do strenuous housework or yardwork? Yes
Sometimes
No
15. Because of your problem, are you afraid people may think you are intoxicated? Yes
Sometimes
No
16. Because of your problem, is it difficult for you to walk by yourself? Yes
Sometimes
No
17. Does walking down a sidewalk increase your problem? Yes
Sometimes
No
18. Because of your problem, is it difficult for you to concentrate? Yes
Sometimes
No
19. Because of your problem, is it difficult for you to walk around your house in the dark? Yes
Sometimes
No
20. Because of your problem, are you afraid to stay home alone? Yes
Sometimes
No
21. Because of your problem, do you feel handicapped? Yes
Sometimes
No
22. Has your problem placed stress on your relationships with members of your family or friends? Yes
Sometimes
No
23. Because of your problem, are you depressed? Yes
Sometimes
No
24. Does your problem interfere with your job or household responsibilities? Yes
Sometimes
No
25. Does bending over increase your problem? Yes
Sometimes
No