Awareness and knowledge level on eye health among students of government school of Udaypur district, Nepal

  • Rajiv Ranjan Karn Research Officer, Eastern Regional Eye Care Program, Nepal
  • Satyanarayn Singh Senior Optometrist, Sagarmatha Choudhary Eye Hospital, Nepal
  • Sanjay Kumar Singh Opthalmologist, Sagarmatha Choudhary Eye Hospital ,Nepal
Keywords: Eye Health Exhibition, School students, Knowledge on Eye Health

Abstract

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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Published
2019-12-16
How to Cite
Karn, R., Singh, S., & Singh, S. (2019). Awareness and knowledge level on eye health among students of government school of Udaypur district, Nepal. International Journal of Perceptions in Public Health, 3(4), 82-86. Retrieved from http://ijpph.org/index.php/ijpph/article/view/170
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