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

Authors

  • Vetriselvan Subramaniyan Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine, MAHSA University, Malaysia
  • Ng Kah Chun Department of Medicine; Faculty of Medicine, MAHSA University, Malaysia
  • Puteri Nurkhalilah Huda bt Shahrudin Department of Medicine; Faculty of Medicine, MAHSA University, Malaysia
  • Deshvinderjit Singh A/L Dalvindar Singh Department of Medicine; Faculty of Medicine, MAHSA University, Malaysia
  • Gasthuri A/P Sivanadam Department of Medicine; Faculty of Medicine, MAHSA University, Malaysia
  • Low Pei Qi Department of Medicine; Faculty of Medicine, MAHSA University, Malaysia
  • Mohamed Moosa Musthak Ahamed Department of Medicine; Faculty of Medicine, MAHSA University, Malaysia
  • Ramasamy Ravi Roshini Priya Department of Medicine; Faculty of Medicine, MAHSA University, Malaysia
  • Riuman Mohamed Zahir Department of Medicine; Faculty of Medicine, MAHSA University, Malaysia
  • Vijayalekshmi Kumar Santhi Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Medicine, MAHSA University, Malaysia
  • Wu Yuan Seng Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Medicine, MAHSA University, Malaysia
  • Vinoth Kumarasamy Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, MAHSA University, Selangor, Malaysia
  • Neeraj Kumar Fuloria Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy, AIMST University, Malaysia
  • Shivkanya Fuloria Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy, AIMST University, Malaysia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3889/oamjms.2020.4664

Keywords:

Dyslexia, Learning disabilities, Disorder, Neurological origin, Understanding

Abstract

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.

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2020-06-10

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Subramaniyan V, Chun NK, Shahrudin PNH bt, Singh DSAD, Sivanadam GA, Qi LP, Ahamed MMM, Priya RRR, Zahir RM, Santhi VK, Seng WY, Kumarasamy V, Fuloria NK, Fuloria S. A Cross-sectional Study on Awareness of Dyslexia Disorder among University Students. Open Access Maced J Med Sci [Internet]. 2020 Jun. 10 [cited 2021 Jul. 31];8(E):251-5. Available from: https://oamjms.eu/index.php/mjms/article/view/4664

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