AUDITORY AND VISUAL REACTION TIMES OF YOUNGER AGE DIABETICS ARE SIGNIFICANTLY LOWER COMPARED TO OLDER AGE DIABETICS

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Munindra Pratap Singh
Priyanka Rajput
Rajnish Kumar Manjhi
Deepti Mandsorwale

Keywords

Diabetes Mellitus, Auditory Reaction Times, Visual Reaction Times

Abstract

Background: Reaction time is a basic noninvasive test for both the peripheral and central nervous systems. Measurement of response time can detect neurological deficits in diabetic individuals before they become clinically manifest. So, this study was done to compare the Auditory and Visual Reaction Time of diabetics of younger age (20-40 years) with those of older age (41-60 years).


Methodology: 60 subjects having Type II diabetes mellitus were selected of which 30 were of 20-40 yr age group (Group A) and 30 were of 41-60 yr age group (Group B). Auditory and Visual Reaction Time of the subjects were measured using the computerized windows-based Edinburgh University Software in a sound proof room.


Results: Mean duration of Type II diabetes mellitus in the Group A and Group B were 2.83±1.76 yrs and 5.53±5.04 yrs respectively.


Conclusion: Analysis of the data revealed that Group B (older age diabetics) had higher duration of diabetes and had significantly higher Auditory and Visual Reaction Times.

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