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Variation of the Sniffin' Sticks Olfactory Detection Threshold Test in Czech Adolescents
Takáčová, Bibiana ; Martinec Nováková, Lenka (advisor) ; Veverová, Kateřina (referee)
Currently, the Sniffin sticks test is widely used to test the sense of smell, both clinically and in research, which, in addition to the olfactory detection thresholds test, also includes discrimination and identification subtests. Previous research has suggested that detection thresholds can fluctuate significantly over a short period of time. Getting a picture of the practical applicability of this knowledge is complicated by the fact that the results of detection threshold measurements are conditioned by the way we approach threshold testing and the fact that these researches were not conducted in younger age groups. For the stated reasons, we decided to test a group of 155 (78 males) Czech adolescents aged 15-16 during 3 measurements at two-week intervals. We chose this age group, due to the assumption, that pubertal changes have ended, which we expect could significantly distort variability. We compared detection thresholds within 2 groups and genders according to whether they performed above or below the normosmia threshold. Our research showed that the expected difference between the performance of women and men did not appear in our research sample. With a weak to moderately strong effect, the variability during the measurements was explained by the inclusion in the normosmic or hyposmic...

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