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|Título :||Effects on school children of prophylaxis of mothers with iodized oil in an area of iodine deficiency|
|Autor :||Fierro Renoy, Juan Francisco|
Fierro Benitez, R.
|Palabras clave :||RENDIMIENTO INTELECTUAL|
|Fecha de publicación :||1988|
|Editorial :||Berlin: Springer|
|Citación :||Fierro Renoy, Juan Francisco y otros (1988). Effects on school children of prophylaxis of mothers with iodized oil in an area of iodine deficiency1. J. E ndocrinol. Invest, (11)327: 1-2|
|Resumen :||The results of tests of intellectual and psychomotor performance and school performance in a group of school children from a rural impoverished and iodine deficient Andean community whose mothers received injections of iodinated oil prior to the end of the first trimester of pregnancy have been compared with results in children from a neighboring comparable community whose mothers had received no iodinated oil. Subjects between ages 8 and 15 were studied. Statistically significant differences were not observed between the two groups in tests of intellectual function, but children of mothers who had received iodinated oil performed better on tests of psychomotor maturation. The group whose mothers had received oil performed distinctly better when assessed in terms of school drop-out rates, grades achieved, grades repeated, and in overall performance as judged by teacher notes in school records. Performance of both groups on standard tests of intellectual and psychomotor function was lower than standard scores. This may be a result of social and cultural deprivation, the general malnutrition prevailing in the region or other unidentified factors. The improved scoring and school performance exhibited by the children of mothers who received iodinated oil underlines the importance of prophylaxis with iodine in iodine deficient regions as one important contributor to community development.|
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