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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 32  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 301-304

Screening intelligence of children

1 Pediatrics Department, Faculty of Medicine, Menoufia University, Shebeen El-Kom, Egypt
2 Pediatrics Department, Shebin El-kom Teaching Hospital, Shebeen El-Kom, Egypt

Correspondence Address:
Shereen R. A. El-Shiemy
Tanta, Gharbia
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/mmj.mmj_309_17

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Objective Screening intelligence of primary school children using the draw-a-person test (DAPT) in Tanta District El-Gharbia Governorate. Background Drawing is a form of expression and children draw what they know. The drawing tests were used since its conception for evaluating the personality, sensory deviates and intellectual development. Patients and methods One thousand apparently healthy primary school children from 6 to 12 years old in Tanta District, El-Gharbia Governorate are included in our study. All students were subjected to DAPT; their parents were asked to fulfil a questionnaire that included full name, date of birth, parent's job, degree of parents education and family income. Results Of the 1000 children, 501 were girls and 499 were boys, the mean age was 9.02 ± 1.41 (6–12) years. Significant correlations were found between intelligence quotient levels, socioeconomic standard, school achievement, BMI, residence and sex. Conclusion The DAPT is a useful developmental screening tool which can be used by pediatricians as a measure of intellectual maturity.

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