A Cross-sectional Study on Awareness of Dyslexia Disorder among University Students

Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences

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Title A Cross-sectional Study on Awareness of Dyslexia Disorder among University Students
Creator Subramaniyan, Vetriselvan
Chun, Ng Kah
Shahrudin, Puteri Nurkhalilah Huda bt
Singh, Deshvinderjit Singh A/L Dalvindar
Sivanadam, Gasthuri A/P
Qi, Low Pei
Ahamed, Mohamed Moosa Musthak
Priya, Ramasamy Ravi Roshini
Zahir, Riuman Mohamed
Santhi, Vijayalekshmi Kumar
Seng, Wu Yuan
Kumarasamy, Vinoth
Fuloria, Neeraj Kumar
Fuloria, Shivkanya
Subject Dyslexia
Learning disabilities
Neurological origin
Description BACKGROUND: The condition of dyslexia is a learning disability leading to difficulty in acquiring basic skills of reading, spelling, and writing. It is a disorder with a neurological origin that does not affect the intelligence of a person. It is estimated that between 5% and 10% of the population suffering from dyslexia, but this number can also be as high as 17% because dyslexia may not be recognized and diagnosed in some individuals and because some of them may not disclose that they are diagnosed. In Malaysia, it is estimated that 4% to 8% of children attending school have dyslexia. Dyslexics tend to be more artistic and creative than others.
AIM: This study examines the awareness of dyslexia disorder among university students.
METHODS: The data are collected from the participants through self-made survey questionnaires that consist of 25 questions per questionnaire. A descriptive cross-sectional study is conducted from April 2019 to May 2019.
RESULTS: The current study reflected that dyslexia, not a disease, thus it is not curable. Individuals with dyslexia require extra patience and effort from the family members, teachers, as well as the public, especially in their learning process. We believe that a lack of understanding about this disorder by the public will bring negative impacts to dyslexic individuals such as causing unwanted misunderstanding, causing mental stress to the dyslexics, bringing negative impact to their learning processes, and so on.
CONCLUSION: Our study results suggest that the knowledge level of dyslexia among university students considered as lower than average.
Publisher Scientific Foundation SPIROSKI, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia
Date 2020-06-10
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Format application/pdf
Identifier https://www.id-press.eu/mjms/article/view/4664
Source Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences; Vol. 8 No. E (2020): E - Public Health; 251-255
Language eng
Relation https://www.id-press.eu/mjms/article/view/4664/4803
Rights Copyright (c) 2020 Vetriselvan Subramaniyan, Ng Kah Chun, Puteri Nurkhalilah Huda bt Shahrudin, Deshvinderjit Singh A/L Dalvindar Singh, Gasthuri A/P Sivanadam, Low Pei Qi, Mohamed Moosa Musthak Ahamed, Ramasamy Ravi Roshini Priya, Riuman Mohamed Zahir, Vijayalekshmi Kumar Santhi, Wu Yuan Seng, Vinoth Kumarasamy, Neeraj Kumar Fuloria, Shivkanya Fuloria (Author)

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