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The relationship between academic and practical intelligence : a case study in Kenya
We worked in a rural village in Western Kenya to test the notion that academic and practical intelligence are separable and relatively distinct constructs. Eighty-five children (43 boys and 42 girls)… Expand
Assessing intellectual potential in rural Tanzanian school children
What do conventional intellectual-ability tests tell us about the abilities of Black Africans living in non-Westernized environmental contexts? We examined an aspect of this question in a study… Expand
Moderate to heavy infections of Trichuris trichiura affect cognitive function in Jamaican school children.
- C. Nokes, S. Grantham-mcgregor, A. Sawyer, E. Cooper, B. Robinson, D. Bundy
- 1 April 1992
A double-blind placebo trial was conducted to determine the effect of moderate to high loads of Trichuris trichiura (whipworm) infection on the cognitive functions of 159 school children (age 9-12… Expand
The organisation of Luo conceptions of intelligence: A study of implicit theories in a Kenyan village
This article examines the organisation of concepts of intelligence among the Luo people in rural Kenya. In particular, it discusses what the components of these concepts are; how these components are… Expand
Parasitic helminth infection and cognitive function in school children
- C. Nokes, S. M. Grantham-McGregor, A. Sawyer, E. Cooper, D. Bundy
- Psychology, Medicine
- Proceedings of the Royal Society of London…
- 22 February 1992
The study examines the effect of moderate to high worm burdens of Trichuris trichiura infection on the cognitive functions of 159 school children (age 9–12 years) in Jamaica, using a double-blind… Expand
Does helminth infection affect mental processing and educational achievement?
In this article, Catherine Nokes and Donald Bundy reexamine the evidence linking intestinal helminth infection to impaired cognitive function and educational outcomes. They consider first the… Expand
Effects of antiparasitic treatment on dynamically and statically tested cognitive skills over time.
The main objective of this work was to investigate two testing procedures, repeated static tests and dynamic testing, that can more clearly demonstrate the impact of treatment for parasites in… Expand
Compliance and absenteeism in school children: implications for helminth control.
The validity of epidemiological surveys and the success of helminth control programmes based on the diagnosis of infection depend upon an accurate screening procedure. The success of all school-based… Expand
Geohelminth infection and academic assessment in Jamaican children.
Anthelmintic Treatment Improves the Hemoglobin and Serum Ferritin Concentrations of Tanzanian Schoolchildren
To investigate the relationships between helminth infections and iron status among school-aged children, 1,115 Tanzanian children in grades 2 through 5 were randomly assigned to treatment or control… Expand