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Table 1 Scenarios presented during interviews

From: Patients’ anticipated actions following transient ischaemic attack symptoms: a qualitative vignette-based study

Likely TIA scenarios (lasting 5 min)
 • Speech disturbance – expressive
 • Speech disturbance – receptive
 • Dense hemiplegia +/- dysphasia
 • Unilateral upper limb paresis
 • Ataxia and incoordination
 • Incoordination
 • Dressing apraxia
 • Other apraxia
 • Amaurosis fugax
 
Non-stroke scenarios
 • Acute coronary syndrome (crushing chest pain for 20 min)
 • Simple vaso-vagal faint
 • Classical migraine with fortification spectra
 • GI upset with diarrhoea and vomiting
 • Respiratory tract infection/possible pneumonia
 • Dysphagia without other neurological symptoms