Awareness and Knowledge of Common Eye Diseases Among Health Care Students After Intervention


Authors : Pallapothula Saivennela; Syeda Sadiya Ikram; Dr.Sanjeev Kumar Puri

Volume/Issue : Volume 7 - 2022, Issue 4 - April

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DOI : https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6565614

Awareness and knowledge of common eye diseases and their early detection can play a vital role in encouraging people to seek timely eye care and therefore help in referring the burden of visual impairment. This study was designed to reveal the pre and post assessment of eye diseases among health care students in the university. Methods: It’s a hospital-based questionnaire study which includes health care students of age group between 18-25 years. For this, a total of 278 respondents were selected by random sampling and were interviewed using a structured questionnaire in pre-assessment. Knowledge about common and preventable eye diseases are explained clearly and the students will be queried again on their knowledge about the common eye diseases in post assessment. The total of 278 participants 173 Males and 130 Females completed the questionnaire, The average age (±standard deviation) of the study participant was 21.29 ± 2.49 (range 18 to 25 years old). Results: When comparing pre-assessment data among common eye diseases the result and the awareness, knowledge of cataract (74%), night blindness (98%), glaucoma (76%), strabismus (82%) and systemic diseases (74.%) was increased in post-assessment respectively. Therefore, this is related to the fact that our studied cohort was likely to be educated. Conclusions: Through analysis it is concluded that the awareness and knowledge of common eye diseases and their treatment and utilization for early detection and treatment, the quality of eye care facilities must be improved.

Keywords : Awareness, Cataract, Glaucoma, Knowledge, Night Blindness, Strabismus

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