April is Mental Health Awareness Month

Published on: April 9, 2020

Dobbels et al (PLoS ONE 15, e0228768 (2020)) sent 119 patients with bilateral vestibulopathy through a testing battery in order to prospectively identify factors that elevated patients’ risk of falling. 39% of participants reported falls over the study duration. Neither subscale on the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale, however, predicted patients’ risk of falling. This does not mean that symptom questionnaires are not effective in screening for fall risk; the authors offer predictive thresholds on both the Dizziness Handicap Inventory and Oscillopsia Severity Questionnaire.

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