• Ayana Joy Department of Physiology, Little Flower Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Angamaly, Kerala, India.
  • Sailesh Sai Kumar Department of Physiology, Saveetha Medical College, Saveetha University, Thandalam, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Archana R Department of Physiology, Saveetha Medical College, Saveetha University, Thandalam, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Mukkadan J K 3Department of Research, Little Flower Medical Research Centre, Angamaly, Kerala, India


 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.


Keywords: Olfaction, Stress, Examination, Students.

Author Biography

Ayana Joy, Department of Physiology, Little Flower Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Angamaly, Kerala, India.
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Joy, A., S. S. Kumar, A. R, and M. J K. “EFFECT OF PRE EXAMINATION STRESS ON OLFACTORY SENSITIVITY IN COLLEGE STUDENTS.”. Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research, Vol. 10, no. 6, June 2017, pp. 393-5, doi:10.22159/ajpcr.2017.v10i6.17979.
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