Validity of the French Version of the Child's Vestibular Disorder Symptoms Questionnaire

Validity of the French Version of the Child's Vestibular Disorder Symptoms Questionnaire

Sponsors

Lead sponsor: Assistance Publique - Hôpitaux de Paris

Source Assistance Publique - Hôpitaux de Paris
Brief Summary

There is currently no score in French for evaluating disorders of the child's balance. Only one questionnaire was validated in the child in English in 2016, the " Pediatric Vestibular Symptom Questionnaire ". The objective of the research is to validate the French translation of this questionnaire.

Detailed Description

Balance disorders are the most common cause of dizziness in children with a prevalence of 0.7 to 15%. Vestibular migraine, benign paroxysmal positional vertigo of the child, post-concussion dizziness as a result of cranial trauma, and viral vestibular neuritis are the most common causes. However, these disorders are often undiagnosed in children as many doctors may attribute these symptoms to behavioural disorders or clumsiness. This is probably because of the difficulty children may have in expressing or describing their dizziness symptoms without specific questioning, but also because of the tendency of children to accept the terminology that an adult offers them or even tend to cling to their parents when they experience a balance disorder or vertigo. Vestibular disorders can also have secondary psychological symptoms with an impact on school learning and quality of life. A precise interrogation to check the symptoms, to look for the triggers and to trace the installation of the symptoms is fundamental to diagnose and make a therapeutic decision. Thus, it is very important to help the child express his or her feelings by proposing different descriptions and formulations to determine the etiology and diagnosis. While a number of international questionnaires validated and translated into French exist in the adult to assess the presence, severity and impact of vestibular symptoms, there is currently no score in French for evaluating disorders of the child's balance. Only one questionnaire was validated in the child in English in 2016, the " Pediatric Vestibular Symptom Questionnaire ". The objective of the research is to validate the French translation of this questionnaire.

Overall Status Not yet recruiting
Start Date March 2020
Completion Date March 2021
Primary Completion Date March 2021
Study Type Observational
Primary Outcome
Measure Time Frame
Reproducibility 1 year
Consistency reliability test 1 year
Item-total Pearson correlation 1 year
Principal components analysis 1 year
Enrollment 70
Condition
Intervention

Intervention type: Other

Intervention name: Pediatric Vestibular Symptom Questionnaire

Description: Subjects respond to the translated questionnaire twice with 15 days interval

Other name: Patient questionnaire

Eligibility

Sampling method: Non-Probability Sample

Criteria:

Inclusion Criteria:

- Non-opposition of the holders of parental authority and the subject to participation in the study

- Subjects between 7 and 17 years of age

- Patients : patients followed in the clinic at Necker Hospital in pediatric department of otolaryngology and cervico-facial surgery and presenting with dizziness without associated ophthalmological or neurological disorder.

- Controls : subject with no vestibular deficiency, symptoms of balance disorder, migraine, otological pathology or ophthalmological disorder at the time of inclusion or background.

Exclusion Criteria:

- Absence of diagnosis after etiological assessment.

Gender: All

Minimum age: 7 Years

Maximum age: 17 Years

Healthy volunteers: No

Overall Official
Last Name Role Affiliation
François Simon, MD MSc Principal Investigator Assistance Publique - Hôpitaux de Paris
Overall Contact

Last name: François Simon, MD MSc

Phone: +33144381872

Email: [email protected]

Location
facility contact contact_backup investigator
AP-HP, Hôpital Necker-Enfants Malades François Simon, MD MSc +33144381872 [email protected] Marine Parodi, MD Sub-Investigator
Location Countries

France

Verification Date

March 2020

Responsible Party

Responsible party type: Sponsor

Keywords
Has Expanded Access No
Condition Browse
Arm Group

Arm group label: Patients

Description: Patients from 7 to 17 years of age with vestibular deficiency.

Arm group label: Controls

Description: Subjects from 7 to 17 years of age without vestibular deficiency

Acronym QEV-FR
Patient Data No
Study Design Info

Observational model: Case-Control

Time perspective: Prospective

Source: ClinicalTrials.gov