Awareness and knowledge level on eye health among students of government school of Udaypur district, Nepal
Background: Eye health awareness is important for community people. Eye health education is an integral part of any comprehensive eye care system. The objective of the study was to find out the knowledge level about eye health among school students and the effectiveness of eye exhibition program conducted for school students
Methodology: In this, the descriptive cross-sectional study design was used. The data collection tool was a self-administered questionnaire where knowledge regarding common eye problem was assessed. The consent was taken prior to the data collection with the students and approval was taken from the school and the Sagarmatha Choudhary Eye Hospital.
Result: A total of 162 students participated, there was a significant improvement in knowledge level in pre and post-intervention to school students regarding eye diseases. Overall knowledge before the intervention was 44% which was low and was increased to 71% after the intervention.
Conclusion: Knowledge level increases significantly from pre to post in all cases except knowledge about the injury in the eye. There is a need to conduct an awareness program on eye health to school-going children.
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