What is included in patient education about electronystagmography (ENG)?

Updated: Aug 06, 2019
  • Author: Angela G Shoup, PhD; Chief Editor: Arlen D Meyers, MD, MBA  more...
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Inform patients that ENG may cause dizziness, nausea, or both. Patients should be advised to limit food intake prior to examination and arrange for transportation after the examination, which usually takes 1-1.5 hours.

For many parts of the test, mental tasking is necessary to prevent central suppression of responses. If the examiner does not speak the patient's language or the patient is hearing impaired, an interpreter may be necessary to assist in instructing, explaining, and mental tasking.


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