Validation of dizziness as a possible geriatric syndrome.

  title={Validation of dizziness as a possible geriatric syndrome.},
  author={Andrew C Kao and Aman Nanda and Christianna S. Williams and Mary E. Tinetti},
  journal={Journal of the American Geriatrics Society},
  volume={49 1},
OBJECTIVE While dizziness has traditionally been considered solely as a symptom of discrete diseases, recent findings from population-based studies of older persons suggest that it may often be a geriatric syndrome with multiple predisposing risk factors, representing impairments in diverse systems. To validate these findings, we identified predisposing risk factors for dizziness in a clinic-based population. DESIGN Cross-sectional study. SETTING Geriatric assessment center. PARTICIPANTS… CONTINUE READING

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