Parasitic helminth infection and cognitive function in school children

  title={Parasitic helminth infection and cognitive function in school children},
  author={C. Nokes and S. M. Grantham-McGregor and A. Sawyer and E. Cooper and D. Bundy},
  journal={Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series B: Biological Sciences},
  pages={77 - 81}
  • C. Nokes, S. M. Grantham-McGregor, +2 authors D. Bundy
  • Published 1992
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series B: Biological Sciences
  • 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 placebo-controlled protocol. Results were evaluated by using a forward-stepwise multiple linear regression. Removal of worms led to a significant improvement in tests of auditory short-term memory (p < 0.017; p < 0.013), and scanning and retrieval of long-term memory (p < 0.001). Nine weeks after… CONTINUE READING
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