The first and easier items in the test are measures of visualization ability, while the later items are measures of abstract reasoning ability (Lynn et al. Numerous studies have been published on the tests during the last seventy years.
Three of the issues that have been discussed and researched are: (1) Are there any sex differences on the test? (3) Are there national differences in the mean IQs obtained on the test?
The cost of asthma in this study is the direct cost of drugs, hospital stay and visits as out-patient and ER visits, along with supplementary costs in terms of days lost from work or school.
Results: The total direct cost of asthma in Dubai was about 88 million Dirhams (AED 87,917,202).
Taking into account the considerable expenditure on the out-patient visits, ER visits and hospital stay, efforts must be directed towards improved asthma control and patient education about their disease.
Asthma is a chronic respiratory disease characterized by chest tightness, wheezing, cough and shortness of breath.
The results of this study showed that there were no sex differences on the test in means or variability; that the mean IQ of the total sample was lower than mean IQs in Britain and the United States; and that in relation to British children, the younger children aged 7-9 years performed rather better than the older children.
Received date: December 27, 2012; Accepted date: April 19, 2013; Published date: April 22, 2013 Citation: Mahboub BH, SMA Shendi FR, Safarini BK, Abdul Aziz MH, Mustafa GM, et al.
(2013) Cost of Asthma in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE). doi: 10.4172/2161-105X.1000146 Copyright: © 2013 Mahboub BH, et al.
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The test is described and norms are given for Britain and a number of countries by Raven et al. The Colored Progressive Matrices is an easier version of the Standard Progressive Matrices which was constructed in Britain in the 1930s by John Raven (1939) and was designed for children aged 5 through 11 years, while the Standard Progressive Matrices was designed for children aged 6.6 years and older, and for adults.
Both the Colored Progressive Matrices and the Standard Progressive Matrices have been used extensively in cross-cultural research.
The results of several hundred studies that have used the tests in many countries have been summarized in Lynn (2006).