Cognitive Impairment among Young Motorcyclists: A controlled study

Authors

  • Anila Ali University Technology Mara http://orcid.org/0000-0002-4598-5013
  • Roslinah Mohamad Hussain Department of Medical Laboratory Technology, Faculty of Health Sciences, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Puncak Alam Campus, Selangor, Malaysia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.21834/e-bpj.v3i7.1268

Keywords:

Motorcycle noise, Motorcyclists, Neuropsychological assessment, Reaction-time.

Abstract

The cognitive assessment of young motorcyclists under high-noise exposure has not been investigated previously. Therefore, this study aimed to determine the effects of noise-induced cognitive function and reaction time among undergraduate motorcyclists (aged: 19-25). The study design consisted of experimental (ExG; n=30) and controlled group (CoG; n=30). The ExG performed neuropsychological battery test under motorcycle noise (85-90 dBA) and CoG under controlled laboratory noise (<65 dBA). The result revealed that the CoG had significantly better cognitive performance (p < 0.05) and reaction-time as compared to ExG. The results demonstrated the significant effect of motorcycle noise on decreased cognitive performance and increased reaction time.

Author Biography

Anila Ali, University Technology Mara

PhD Scholar

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Published

2018-03-02

How to Cite

Ali, A., & Mohamad Hussain, R. (2018). Cognitive Impairment among Young Motorcyclists: A controlled study. Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 3(7), 321-329. https://doi.org/10.21834/e-bpj.v3i7.1268