Relationship between Oxygen Saturation and Academic Performance in School Going Children: A Cross-Sectional Study
Keywords:Slow learners, Good learners, Oxygen saturation, and Academic performance
Background: Slow learners are those students who learn more slowly than other children of the same
age group, yet they do not have a disability requiring special education. Oxygen administration enhances
memory formation which is an integral part of learning and academic performance in children. So oxygen
saturation can play an important role in learning.
Objective: To determine the correlation between oxygen saturation and academic performance in school
Method: Schools were selected for the study and respective teachers for the class 5th to 8th were approached
and the study was explained with its rationale. 60 students were selected from which they were divided into
slow learners and good learners by the teachers based on their academic performance. The oxygen saturation
of these students was noted during their free hours using a pulse oximeter and was recorded. The scores were
put forth for statistical analysis.
Results: The results of the study revealed that, there is a significant correlation between oxygen saturation
and academic performance in school going children.
Conclusion: The study concluded that the oxygen saturation showed significant correlation with the
academic performance in school going children.