Table 1.

Orthostatic intolerance

Question no.QuestionResponse code*
01234567
Positive response: 1 to 3. Negative response: 0.
* Entries are item weights for various responses.
18In the past year, have you ever felt faint, dizzy, or “goofy” or had difficulty thinking soon after standing up from a sitting or lying down position? (Response: 1 = yes, 2 = no)20
19When standing up, how frequently do you get these feelings or symptoms? (Response: 1 = rarely, 2 = occasionally, 3 = frequently, 4 = almost always)0133
20How would you rate the severity of these feelings or symptoms? (Response: 1 = mild, 2 = moderate, 3 = severe)123
22In the past year, how often have you ended up fainting soon after standing up from a sitting or lying down position? (Response: 0 = never, 1 = once, 2 = twice, 3 = three times, 4 = four times, 5 = five or more times)023333
25In the past year, have these feelings or symptoms that you have experienced: (Response: 1 = gotten much worse, 2 = gotten somewhat worse, 3 = stayed about the same, 4 = gotten somewhat better, 5 = gotten much better, 6 = completely gone)111100
37In the past year, have you ever felt faint, dizzy, or “goofy” or had difficulty thinking soon after eating a meal? (Response: 1 = yes, 2 = no)10
38In the past year, have you ever felt faint, dizzy, or “goofy” or had difficulty after standing for a long time? (Response: 1 = yes, 2 = no)10
39In the past year, have you ever felt faint, dizzy, or “goofy” or had difficulty during or soon after physical activity or exercise? (Response: 1 = yes, 2 = no)10
40In the past year, have you ever felt faint, dizzy, or “goofy” or had difficulty during or soon after being in a hot bath, hot shower, hot tub or sauna? (Response: 1 = yes, 2 = no)10