Comparison of Visual and Auditory Reaction Time in Physically Active and Inactive Male and Female Adolescents: An Observational Study
Received Date: May 17, 2019 / Accepted Date: May 23, 2019 / Published Date: May 30, 2019
Reaction time is the interval time between the presentation of a stimulus and the initiation of the muscular response to that stimulus. Reaction time measurement helps in determining sensory motor association and performance of an individual. It determines the alertness of a person because how quickly a person responds to a stimulus depends on his reaction time. Physical activity increases the alertness of the body and hence is an important parameter in cases of visual and audio reaction time.
Objective: Primary to Compare Visual and Auditory Reaction Time in Physically Active and Inactive Male and Female Adolescents, Secondary- (1) To classify adolescents into physically active and inactive children using the PAQ-A questionnaire; (2) To assess the visual and auditory reaction time in both the physically active and inactive adolescents.
Methods: The study was carried out in 67 physically active and inactive adolescents (age 13 to 15). There were 48 boys (physically active-36 and physically inactive-12) and 19 (physically active-12 and physically inactive-7). Auditory and visual reaction time was recorded by reaction time apparatus by Anand Agency-Pune. Physical Activity Score was carried out by PAQ-A (Physical Activity Questionnaire in Adolescents).
Results and Conclusion: Comparison of reaction time was done using unpaired t test. Physically active adolescents showed a lower reaction time as compared to the lesser physically active adolescents for Auditory Reaction Time (ART) t=0.412 (p<0.05) and Visual Reaction Time (VRT) t=1.355 (p<0.05) which indicates statistical significant value. Thus it can be concluded that physical active adolescents have shorter reaction time indicating better ability to respond to a stimulus, as compared to physically inactive.
Keywords: Visual reaction time; Auditory reaction time; Physically active; Physically inactive; Adolescents; Gender
Citation: Khatri Z, Ganvir S (2019) Comparison of Visual and Auditory Reaction Time in Physically Active and Inactive Male and Female Adolescents: An Observational Study. J Nov Physiother 9:413.
Copyright: © 2019 Khatri Z, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Select your language of interest to view the total content in your interested language
Share This Article
- Total views: 320
- [From(publication date): 0-0 - Nov 14, 2019]
- Breakdown by view type
- HTML page views: 290
- PDF downloads: 30