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Research Article

Self - Control Tasks Depend on Glucose Levels in Students

Ababio GK1*, Adu-Bonsaffoh K2,3, Bosomprah S4, Aryee NA1, Khurshid K5, Antwi-Boasiako C3, Morvey D6, Dzudzor B1 and Chaplin WB5,7

1University of Ghana School of Biomedical and Allied Health Sciences, Medical Biochemistry, Ghana

2Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital, Ghana

3Department of Physiology, University of Ghana School of Biomedical and Allied Health Sciences, Ghana

4School of Public Health, Department of Biostatistics, University of Ghana, Legon, Accra, Ghana

5Department of Population Psychology, St. John’s University, Jamaica

6The GEMP program, University of Ghana Medical School, Ghana

7School of Medicine, New York state University, USA

*Corresponding Author:
Ababio GK
University of Ghana School of
Biomedical and Allied Health Sciences
Medical Biochemistry, Ghana
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Received Date: April 23, 2015; Accepted Date: June 13, 2015; Published Date: June 15, 2015

Citation: Ababio GK, Adu-Bonsaffoh K, Bosomprah S, Aryee NA, Khurshid K, et al. (2015) Self - Control Tasks Depend on Glucose Levels in Students. Biochem Anal Biochem 4:192. doi:10.4172/2161-1009.1000192

Copyright: © 2015 Ababio GK, 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.

Abstract

Background: Burgeoning evidences have correlated self-control to desirable outcomes. A recent work found in literature has indicated that self-control relied on glucose; but there is no such data in Ghana. Hence, a replicative study is needed to investigate this further and this was the focus of the current study.

Aim: The purpose was to determine the association between blood glucose levels and self – control score in medical students under exams condition.

Method: The convenience sample consisted of 105 first year medical students of the University of Ghana Medical School (UGMS). These students’ were interviewed using a structured questionnaire for demographic, self –control information and clinical information after ethical clearance and informed consent. Three mL venous blood samples were obtained for determination of blood sugar levels before mini students’ exams and 10 minutes after students’ interim assessment. The data obtained was entered into an excel spread sheet (Microsoft company, USA) and analyzed using SPSS version 18.

Results: Self-control schedule (SCS) formed a unique pattern with blood glucose levels. However, there was no relationship between gender and SCS [chi-square (2df)=0.120, p=0.942]; but with the introduction of interim assessment as the stressor, SCS in females increased with increased exams score.

Conclusion: Self-control task could possibly depend on glucose.

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