Revista de otorrinolaringología y cirugía de cabeza y cuello
versión On-line ISSN 0718-4816
PENA M, Alejandro. National linguistic homologation of the Dizziness Handicap Inventory. Rev. Otorrinolaringol. Cir. Cabeza Cuello [online]. 2011, vol.71, n.1, pp.85-88. ISSN 0718-4816. http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0718-48162011000100013.
The symptoms of dizziness syndromes are mainly subjective and difficult to evaluate by the physician. It is thus highly useful to count on elements that allow standardization of the patient's symptoms, and to have an available measurement of vestibular disability the disease may cause. In order to achieve this, Jacobson and Newman published some time ago the so called Dizziness Handicap Inventory. This test has been later validated by several studies, which gave it high veracity and statistical reliability. This paper translates the test into everyday chilean spanish in order to have a reliable tool that allows an ENT specialist to determine the patient's degree of discapacity.
Palabras clave : Dizziness Handicap Inventory; Dizziness handicap inventory; Vestibular disability.