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|Type:||Artigo de periódico|
|Title:||Effects Of Age And Cognition On A Cross-cultural Paediatric Adaptation Of The Sniffin' Sticks Identification Test|
Lais Orrico; Guerreiro
Marilisa Mantovani; Lees
Andrew John; Warner
Thomas T.; Silveira-Moriyama
|Abstract:||Objectives To study the effects of age and cognition on the performance of children aged 3 to 18 years on a culturally adapted version of the 16 item smell identification test from Sniffin' Sticks (SS16). Methods A series of pilots were conducted on 29 children aged 3 to 18 years old and 23 adults to produce an adapted version of the SS16 suitable for Brazilian children (SS16-Child). A final version was applied to 51 children alongside a picture identification test (PIT-SS16-Child) to access cognitive abilities involved in the smell identification task. In addition 20 adults performed the same tasks as a comparison group. Results The final adapted SS16-Child was applied to 51 children with a mean age of 9.9 years (range 3-18 years, SD=4.25 years), of which 68.3% were girls. There was an independent effect of age (p<0.05) and PIT-SS16-Child (p<0.001) on the performance on the SS16-Child, and older children reached the ceiling for scoring in the cognitive and olfactory test. Pre-school children had difficulties identifying items of the test. Discussion/Conclusions A cross-culturally adapted version of the SS16 can be used to test olfaction in children but interpretation of the results must take age and cognitive abilities into consideration.|
|Editor:||PUBLIC LIBRARY SCIENCE|
|Citation:||Effects Of Age And Cognition On A Cross-cultural Paediatric Adaptation Of The Sniffin' Sticks Identification Test. Public Library Science, v. 10, p. AUG-2015.|
|Appears in Collections:||Unicamp - Artigos e Outros Documentos|
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