Relationship between Oxygen Saturation and Academic Performance in School Going Children: A Cross-Sectional Study

Authors

  • Feba Sara Oommen

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijpot.v14i3.9674

Keywords:

Slow learners, Good learners, Oxygen saturation, and Academic performance

Abstract

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

going children.

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.

Author Biography

Feba Sara Oommen

Consultant Paediatric Physiotherapist, Wellnessone Multispeciality Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Centre,

Calicut, Kerala

Published

2020-07-22