Year : 1996  |  Volume : 38  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 196--200

Prevalence of Soft Neurological Signs : A Study Among Indian School Boys


Dhruba Jyoti Bagchi1, Rakesh Khanna2, SS Raju3 
1 Resident in Psychiatry, Central Institute of Psychiatry, Kanke, Ranchi - 834 006, India
2 Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Central Institute of Psychiatry, Kanke, Ranchi - 834 006, India
3 Director and Medical Superintendent, Central Institute of Psychiatry, Kanke, Ranchi - 834 006, India

Correspondence Address:
Dhruba Jyoti Bagchi
Resident in Psychiatry, Central Institute of Psychiatry, Kanke, Ranchi - 834 006
India

DQPANESSDQ battery was administered to a total sample of 120 students of five age specific groups of children from two schools catering to the needs of different socio-economic classes. Most commonly observed item was overflow/higher movements (5, N = 24) followed by motor inco-ordination and dysdiadochokinesia, maximally present in the age group of 7 to 8 (6, N = 24). Further results suggest different patterns across various age groups and that there may be a significant correlation between handedness and soft neurological signs. The implications of these findings have been discussed in the paper.


How to cite this article:
Bagchi D, Khanna R, Raju S S. Prevalence of Soft Neurological Signs : A Study Among Indian School Boys.Indian J Psychiatry 1996;38:196-200


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Bagchi D, Khanna R, Raju S S. Prevalence of Soft Neurological Signs : A Study Among Indian School Boys. Indian J Psychiatry [serial online] 1996 [cited 2020 Sep 28 ];38:196-200
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