Validity and Reliability of the Diagnostic Tests for Menieres Disease


GÜNERİ E. A., ÇAKIR ÇETİN A., Mutlu B.

TURKISH ARCHIVES OF OTORHINOLARYNGOLOGY, vol.54, no.3, pp.124-130, 2016 (ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 54 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.5152/tao.2016.1697
  • Journal Name: TURKISH ARCHIVES OF OTORHINOLARYNGOLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI)
  • Page Numbers: pp.124-130
  • Keywords: Meniere's disease, diagnostic tests, diagnosis, reliability and validity, EVOKED MYOGENIC POTENTIALS, PASS NOISE MASKING, ENDOLYMPHATIC HYDROPS, COCHLEAR HYDROPS, TRANSTYMPANIC ELECTROCOCHLEOGRAPHY, HEARING-LOSS, GLYCEROL, HEAD, VISUALIZATION, RESPONSES
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Meniere's disease is defined as an idiopathic syndrome characterized by endolymphatic hydrops. Various tests and measurement methods have been employed for the diagnosis of Meniere's disease. These include audiological, vestibular, radiological, clinical, and biochemical tests. However, the lack of a definitive or gold standard diagnostic test sometimes complicates the process of diagnosis. Hence, the clinician should be well-experienced in deciding when to perform a test and how to interpret the results of the test. Furthermore, having the knowledge of the validity and reliability of these tests plays a critical role. This review particularly emphasizes on remarking the validity and reliability of each test performed for the diagnosis of Meniere's disease and discussing according to the up-to-date literature.