Analysis of the Effect of Life Disorders on Taste Perception

Poluan, Fransiskus Harf and Marlina, Lina (2023) Analysis of the Effect of Life Disorders on Taste Perception. Galore International Journal of Health Sciences and Research, 8 (4). pp. 45-54. ISSN 2456-9321

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Smell disorders mostly damage the olfactory membrane of the sense of smell. This can reduce the ability to detect smells, reduce the ability to taste, or food, and even lose appetite. This research aimed to find real evidence of the influence of olfactory disturbances on taste perception carried out on the FK UKI Students’ class of 2012. This research used an experimental design; data was taken in July 2015, and 32 students were used as research subjects. The research examined participants' taste perceptions through an intervention by covering the patient's nose as a symbol of olfactory disturbance and without covering the participant's nose as a control. The data will be processed using the SPSS version 16 program and then analyzed using the t-test or independent samples T-test. The results showed that 38.7% of women and 37.5% of men had correct taste perception in the presence of olfactory disturbances. In comparison, 68.7% of women and 60% of men had proper taste perception without olfactory disturbances. Keywords: Smell physiology, Taste Physiology, Smell Disorders

Item Type: Article
Subjects: MEDICINE
Depositing User: Mr Alexander Jeremia
Date Deposited: 12 Dec 2023 08:30
Last Modified: 12 Dec 2023 08:30

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