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Braz J Otorhinolaryngol. 2007 May-Jun;73(3):315-20.

Assessment of cognitive learning function in children with obstructive sleep breathing disorders.

Abstract

Sleep obstructive breathing disorders are frequent in children but the impact of sleep deprivation on the cognitive learning function is unclear.

AIM:

To establish whether patients with sleep obstructive breathing disorders show any functional change in learning, memory and attention.

MATERIAL AND METHODS:

Eighty-one children aged from 6 to 12 years were divided into 3 groups: obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS), n=24; primary snoring (PS), n=37; and control, n=20. The groups were assessed using learning (Rey) and psychological (Digit, Code, Letter Concealing, and Symbol) tests.

RESULTS:

OSAS and PS children showed statistically significant worse performance on the variable A1 in Rey test (learning and memory) when compared with controls (p=0.011). PS children had an even worse performance on the variables A2, A4, AT and A6 compared to OSAS participants and controls (p=0.020;p=0.050;p=0.004,p=0.05).

CONCLUSION:

Children with obstructive sleep breathing disorders, in particular PS, show worse Rey test scores. PS and OSAS children performed similarly in attention tests.

PMID:
17684651
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