To study glaucoma awareness, knowledge, attitude towards screening in patients of western Uttar Pradesh
Author(s): Dr. Priyadarshini, Dr. PS Rastogi and Dr. Ashish Chander
Abstract: Purpose: To Study Glaucoma awareness, knowledge, attitude towards screening in patients of Western Uttar Pradesh.
Materials and Method: Descriptive study with 200 sample size including rural and urban population between the age of 18-60 years in outreach camps were given open ended Questionnaire fulfilling inclusion and exclusion criteria.
Result: Awareness distribution was 63.5% more among the males (81%) than females (63%). Urbans had 44.1% whereas in Rurals 90.4% had no awareness. Knowledge distribution was 32.5% with male 70.8% whereas in the Females it was 37.8%.Urbans knowledge was 86.2% whereas in Rurals 94.8% had no knowledge. Screening distribution was 76.7% in males whereas in the Female category 44.5% had no screening. 62.2% Urbans had screening but 93.6% Rurals had no screening.
Conclusion: Good knowledge of glaucoma through mass media and campaigns may enhance health-seeking behaviour among citizens and cope with the demands of the life-long management of the condition.
Dr. Priyadarshini, Dr. PS Rastogi, Dr. Ashish Chander. To study glaucoma awareness, knowledge, attitude towards screening in patients of western Uttar Pradesh. Int J Med Ophthalmol 2020;2(2):68-72. DOI: 10.33545/26638266.2020.v2.i2b.42