Effect of Hb% on Cognitive Skills in UG Medical Students
Dr Ilham Jaleel,
S3, Ruby Mansion,
Dharga Road, Zamin Pallavaram,
Chennai â€“ 600 043, India.
Phone: +91 98944 28377
Introduction: The cognitive functions in adults can be altered by a number of diseases, nutritional deficiencies, hormonal changes, ageing and drugs. Anaemia, through various possible mechanisms, has been suggested to result in a cognitive deterioration.
Aim and Objective: To study the effect of Hb% on cognitive skills of 100 UG medical students of Sree Balaji Medical College and Hospital, Chromepet, Chennai, India.
Methodology: One hundred UG medical students who were in the age group of 17 to 19 years were selected and their Hb% estimations were done by using Drabkinâ€™s method. Their cognitive skills were assessed by using the Mini Mental State Examination (MMSE). Correlation between Hb% and their cognitive skills was done.
Results: This study showed that there was a significant correlation between the Hb concentration and the cognitive skills in the students.