Assessment of awareness about common pediatric eye disorders among primary school teachers and epidemiological factors associated with it
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2023, Volume 10, Issue 3, Pages 1540-1544
AbstractChildhood ophthalmic disorders have an important role to play in the child’s development, academic achievements, self-esteem and their quality of life. Recently there are no update on awareness among school teachers regarding the common pediatric eye disorders. Therefore this study was designed to assess the awareness among the teachers regarding the prevailing eye disorders. Objectives: To assess the awareness among primary school teachers about common pediatric eye diseases prevailing in the society and epidemiological factors associated with it. Methodology: This community based cross sectional study was conducted on the primary school teachers. Total 168 study subjects participated in the study. Data was collected using google form after obtaining consent. Data was auto saved in google database and analyzed with help of excel and SPSS 21 software. Results: This study included total 168 participants, out of which 93 (55.36%) were male and 75(44.64 %) were female. Level of adequate awareness among primary school teachers was about 34 percent. Female teachers and teachers with post graduate degree had adequate level of awareness and this association was found to be statistically significant. Discussion: Level of awareness was found to be less when compared to studies done in adult population. Also some factors like more awareness among more qualified teachers was in concurrence with finding from other studies. Conclusion: There is inadequate awareness among primary school teachers like minimum age of undergoing cataract surgery, exact distance of vision testing in school children, Primary treatment of congenital dacryocystitis and congenital glaucoma.
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