Test-Retest Reliability of the Dizziness Symptom Profile.


This investigation was conducted to measure the test-retest reliability of the Dizziness Symptom Profile (DSP). The DSP was developed to assist primary care providers, general otolaryngologists, and other health care providers in the development of a differential diagnosis for patients who present with dizziness, vertigo, or unsteadiness. The DSP yields a score ranging from 0 to 100% for each of 7 subscales. Each subscale represents a different diagnosis including benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, Ménière's disease, persistent postural-perceptual dizziness (PPPD), superior semi-circular canal dehiscence, vestibular migraine, vestibular neuritis, and general unsteadiness.