RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN VISUAL IMPAIRMENT AND IQ PARTICULARLY AMONG MEDICAL STAFF

Hoda Jehad Abousada Hessa Sharar Alotaibi
2020 Zenodo  
Objective: This study aims to determine the relationship between visual impairment and IQ in medical staff. Methodology: This was a cross-sectional study conducted among medical staff in Saudi Arabia. Data was collected using a predesigned questionnaire. Results: Out of the 142 participants, 74.6% were females and 95.8% were Saudi. More than half of the respondents (54.9%) were medical students and 23.2% were physicians. 49.3% of them had a history of visual symptoms. Of the visually impaired
more » ... dividuals, 57.2% had blurred vision and 25.7% were myopic. Study demonstrated a significant association between age (P=0.038) and professional title (P=0.001) and the IQ mean rank. Conclusion: This study found no significant association between visual impairments and IQ score among the medical participants. There is also a small amount or no focus on the articles and/or researches that assess the intelligence among visually impaired people in Saudi Arabia. Medical students and physicians were found to have higher IQ mean ranks.
doi:10.5281/zenodo.4301394 fatcat:h4kbyu4hzbh5dokbsoypq3dv2y