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Volume: 44 Issue: 1

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  • Original Article

A comparative study of simple reaction time in PCOS and non-PCOS patients and its relation with BMI


 Preeti K.1, Priya S.A.1, Arun Gopi2, Kancherla Narasimha Abhinav Kaushal


1Department of Physiology, 2Department of Community Medicine, JSS Medical College, S. S. Nagar, Bannimantap, Mysuru 570015, Karnataka, India 

3Department of Pharmacology, Sri Devaraj Urs Medical College, Tamaka, Kolar, 563101, Karnataka, India 


 Corresponding author: Priya S.A. Email: [email protected] 

Year: 2024, Page: 151-153, Doi: https://doi.org/10.51248/.v44i1.4052

Received: Jan. 11, 2024 Accepted: Feb. 21, 2024 Published: May 1, 2024



Introduction and Aim: Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is a hormonal disorder of the female reproductive system causing infertility, an irregular menstrual cycle, and hormonal imbalance characterized by hyperandrogenism. Reaction to any stimulus is a voluntary response that measures the speed of response of a person. There is gender variation in reaction time, hence there is a need for evaluation of reaction time in PCOS. Thus, auditory and visual reaction time may be affected in the women with polycystic ovaries. The aim of the study was to compare ART and VRT in PCOS and non-PCOS Individuals and to correlate ART and VRT with BMI in PCOS individuals. 

Materials and Methods: Age-matched 25 normal and 25 PCOS were subjected to ART and VRT and recordings were obtained. The anthropological parameters like height, weight, and BMI were computed. The results were analyzed using a t-test and Pearson’s correlation test using SPSS software. 

Results: The auditory reaction time showed significant (p<0.001) increase in PCOS 0.318±0.0388 than non-PCOS individuals 0.239±0.0629. There was positive correlation (r=0.491, p<0.05) of BMI with visual reaction time in PCOS individuals. 

Conclusion: Since there is an increase in reaction time and a positive relation with BMI we can say that there is a decline in cognition in PCOS individuals probably due to hormonal changes and obesity. 

Keywords: Auditory reaction time; BMI; hyperandrogenism; PCOS; visual reaction time.



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Preeti K, Priya S.A, Arun Gopi, Kancherla Narasimha Abhinav Kaushal3 A comparative study of simple reaction time in PCOS and non-PCOS patients and its relation with BMI. Biomedicine: 2024; 44(1): 151-153