Research findings about handedness in sydromes associated with intellectual disability are ambiguous. We investigated the frequency of handedness in three syndromes associated with intellectual disability. A total of 80 age and gendre matched children and adolescents, (20 with Down syndrome, 20 with Sotos syndrome, 20 with Williams syndrome and 20 with typical development), participated in this study. Handedness was defined according to the Edinburgh Handedness Inventory and α classification we developed representing levels of handedness. Using the Laterality Quotients calculated for each group, we didn’t find significant differences between these syndromes. However, our data indicate that atypical laterality between the three syndromes does not occur at the same rate, suggesting the existence of specific patterns of laterality in each syndrome, probably related to the underlying genetic basis.
The Influence of Job Stressor to Performance of Nurses in Pirngadi General Hospital of Medan – Indonesia (Published)
This study was conducted to examined the influence of job stressors to performance of nurses who work in Hospital. Participants were 150 nurses working at hospital. Nurse job stressors were measured using six indicators of job stressors, namely: intrinsic condition of employment, role in the organization, career development, labor relations, organizational structure and climate, and the interface work / home, while the performance of nurse is measured using five indicators, namely: nursing assessment, nursing diagnosis, nursing planning, implementation and evaluation of nursing. Data were analyzed by descriptive and inferential, hypothesis testing is done with path analysis, to test the suitability of the model used goodness of fit test. Our Findings showed that work stressor have significant influence to performance of nurses.