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Table 3 Final diagnostic protocol for evaluating dizziness in elderly patients in general practice

From: Development of a diagnostic protocol for dizziness in elderly patients in general practice: a Delphi procedure

I. Patient History
Present dizzy symptoms
Medication
Alcohol intake
Medical history
II. Physical Examination
   Cardiovascular System
Pulse measurement
Blood pressure
Orthostatic hypotension test
Auscultation of the heart
   Locomotor System
Orthopaedic screening of lower extremities
Tandem gait
   Neurological System
Tendon reflexes
Semmes-Weinstein Monofilament Test
   Vestibular System
Otoscopy
Dix-Hallpike maneuver
   Remaining Tests
Visual acuity
III. Additional Tests
   Cardiovascular System
Electrocardiogram
ECG-monitoring
   Laboratory Tests
Haemoglobin
Non-fasting blood glucose
   Psychiatric Testing
Patient Health Questionnaire
   Vestibular System
Audiometry