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Investigating the impact of hay fever on educational performance 

Investigating the impact of hay fever on educational performance
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Investigating the impact of hay fever on educational performance
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Samantha M Walker

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10.1093/med/9780199651559.003.0065
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date: 12 November 2019

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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