Discomfort with space and motion: A possible marker of vestibular dysfunction assessed by the situational characteristics questionnaire

@article{Jacob1993DiscomfortWS,
  title={Discomfort with space and motion: A possible marker of vestibular dysfunction assessed by the situational characteristics questionnaire},
  author={Rolf G. Jacob and Sheila R. Woody and Duncan B. Clark and Scott O. Lilienfeld and Barry E. Hirsch and Gail D. Kucera and Joseph M. Furman and John D. Durrant},
  journal={Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment},
  year={1993},
  volume={15},
  pages={299-324}
}
  • R. Jacob, S. Woody, J. Durrant
  • Published 1 December 1993
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment
Space and motion discomfort (SMD) refers to the situational specificity of symptoms occurring in some patients with vestibular dysfunction, such as those with balance disorders and some with panic disorder. SMD occurs in situations characterized by inadequate visual or kinesthetic information for normal spatial orientation. We report the results of two studies of the construct validity of the Situational Characteristics Questionnaire (SitQ), which has two subscales, both of which measure SMD… 
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