EFFECT OF PRE EXAMINATION STRESS ON OLFACTORY SENSITIVITY IN COLLEGE STUDENTS.
Â Objective: The present study was undertaken to assess the effect of pre-examination stress on olfactory sensitivity in college students.
Methods: A total of 80 apparently healthy males and females were included in the study after obtaining written informed consent. Blast injection method was used to measure the olfactory sensitivity.
Result: In the present study, we have observed decrease in the olfactory sensitivity in both males and females during pre-examination stress. However, it is not statistically significant.
Conclusion: We recommend further detailed studies for better understanding the links between stress and olfaction.
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