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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
Author: Donnabella Bastos
Lais Orrico; Guerreiro
Marilisa Mantovani; Lees
Andrew John; Warner
Thomas T.; Silveira-Moriyama
Laura
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.
Subject: Olfactory Function
Odor Discrimination
Parkinsons-disease
Magnitude Test
Children
Performance
Brazil
Dysfunction
Population
Thresholds
Country: SAN FRANCISCO
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.
Rights: aberto
Identifier DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0131641
Address: http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0131641
Date Issue: 2015
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