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dc.contributor.authorBurne, Thomasen_US
dc.contributor.authorJohnston, Amyen_US
dc.contributor.authorMackay-Sim, Alanen_US
dc.contributor.authorOwen, Carolineen_US
dc.contributor.editorDr B W Acheen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-04T19:41:14Z
dc.date.available2017-04-04T19:41:14Z
dc.date.issued2006en_US
dc.date.modified2009-05-27T08:35:34Z
dc.identifier.issn0379864Xen_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1093/chemse/bjl019en_AU
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/13872
dc.description.abstractAge-associated loss of olfactory function, or presbyosmia, has been described in many studies of olfactory ability. Presbyosmia has been ascribed to idiopathic causes despite recognition that many neurodegenerative diseases also induce loss of olfactory function and increase in incidence in the aged population. Often this olfactory loss is unnoticed or unreported by affected individuals. More effective olfactory function in women compared with men is another common feature of many studies of olfactory function. Here we report on normative data from an Australian population study (n = 942) that has been divided into 2 subpopulations and reassessed as (included) a population of healthy, nonmedicated, nonsmokers with no history of nasal problems (n = 485) and (excluded) a population of participants who were either medicated, smokers or had a history of nasal problems (n = 457). The "included" data set shows a strong relationship between self-reporting of olfactory sensitivity and olfactory function score. The included data set shows a small but significant decline in olfactory ability after 65 years of age and better olfactory function in females compared with males. Data from the excluded population show a marked decline in olfactory ability after 65 years of age, no difference between males and females, and a weak relationship between self-reporting of olfactory function and actual olfactory function. The power of this approach is that it provides a normative data set against which many factors such as medication schedules and pathological conditions can be compared.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
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dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherOxford University Pressen_US
dc.publisher.placeOxford, UKen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://chemse.oxfordjournals.org/en_AU
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom763en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto771en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalChemical Sensesen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume31en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode270502en_US
dc.titleOlfactory ability in the healthy population: Reassessing presbyosmiaen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright 2006 authors.This is an open access paper. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ license that permits unrestricted use, provided that the paper is properly attributed.en_AU
gro.date.issued2006
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