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Table 2 Univariate analysis of symptoms associated with BPPV

From: Dizziness and benign paroxysmal positional vertigo among retirement home residents: a cross-sectional descriptive and interventional study

   No. of positive responses Fisher exact test
(p)
Without BPPV (n = 63) With BPPV (n = 8)
Constant dizziness or dizzy spells Dizzy spells 54 8 0.59
Constant dizziness 8 0  
Not able to answer 1 0  
Duration of dizzy spells Seconds to minutes 38 6 0.32
Hours to days 14 0  
Not able to answer 3 2  
Frequency of dizzy spells Daily 30 5 1.00
Less often 22 3  
Not able to answer 3 0  
Between attacks Free of dizziness 44 8 0.33
Less dizzy 10 0  
Not able to answer 1 0  
Precipitating factor: Backward tilt of the head Yes 18 5 0.13
No 36 3  
Not able to answer 9 0  
Precipitating factor: Turning in bed Yes 10 2 0.27
No 43 3  
Not able to answer 10 3  
Precipitating factor: Rising from supine or sitting position Yes 48 8 0.34
No 11 0  
Not able to answer 4 0  
Characterization of dizziness Spinning sensation 26 5 0.28
Staggering or swaying vertigo 17 2 1.00
Light headedness 13 0 0.34
Unstableness 5 1 0.53
General sense of weakness 2 0 1.00
Not able to answer 2 0  
Nausea or vomiting Yes 10 2 0.62
No 51 6  
Not able to answer 2 0  
Deterioration in the quality of life Yes 35 6 0.47
No 24 2  
Not able to answer 4 0