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Investigating the impact of hay fever on educational performance

Samantha M Walker

in Landmark Papers in Allergy

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Published in print February 2013 | ISBN: 9780199651559
Published online April 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191754241 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199651559.003.0065

Series: Landmark Papers

Investigating the impact of hay fever on educational performance

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Children suffering from seasonal allergic rhinitis (SAR) and matched normals were instructed on the use of a didactic computer simulation. Groups of SAR children received different treatments before instruction; i.e. sedating or nonsedating antihistamines or placebo. All returned after 2 weeks for an examination measuring factual and conceptual knowledge and the application of a learned strategy. Examination results showed large impairing effects of SAR on prior learning. That effect was modified by the drug treatment relative to placebo. Conclusion: SAR and sedating antihistamines combine to reduce children’s learning ability.

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Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology ; Immunology ; Respiratory Medicine and Pulmonology

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