Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2020  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 7  |  Page : 3277--3280

Knowledge, attitude, and practice about myopia in school students in Marat city of Saudi Arabia


Anas Abdulaziz Almujalli1, Abdulaziz Abdullah Almatrafi1, Anas Abdullah Aldael1, Hamad Abdullah Almojali1, Abdulaziz Ibrahim Almujalli1, Aslam Pathan2 
1 Medical Student, Department of Clinical Sciences, Shaqra University, Shaqra, Saudi Arabia
2 Department of Pharmacology, College of Medicine, Shaqra University, Shaqra, Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
Mr. Anas Abdulaziz Almujalli
Medical Student, College of Medicine, Shaqra University, Shaqra - 11961
Saudi Arabia

Background: The prevalence of youth myopia has increased significantly in the local communities of Saudi Arabia; school children and parents are unaware of the knowledge and complications of myopia. Objective: To initiate and increase the awareness of myopia among school students and to prevent future complications. Method: An organized, questionnaire with 14 questions was prepared to analyze the school students' knowledge attitudes and practice about myopia. The study was conducted in a local school in Marat city, Saudi Arabia, between April 2019 and September 2019. The sample size includes 100 male students of age group 7 years to 14 years. Results: 82% of students have heard about myopia with the majority source of information being parents (62%) and teachers (35%). 45% of the students reported a negative attitude toward the eye-glasses users. 20% of students have reported the use of eye-glasses. Most of the students reported uncomfortable feel and shyness due to wearing of eye-glasses which limits their use. Conclusion: The public awareness programs by the local governing bodies, local hospitals, health workers, medical colleges, and non-government organizations should be organized in each local school to increase the school students' knowledge, positive attitude, and practice toward myopia.


How to cite this article:
Almujalli AA, Almatrafi AA, Aldael AA, Almojali HA, Almujalli AI, Pathan A. Knowledge, attitude, and practice about myopia in school students in Marat city of Saudi Arabia.J Family Med Prim Care 2020;9:3277-3280


How to cite this URL:
Almujalli AA, Almatrafi AA, Aldael AA, Almojali HA, Almujalli AI, Pathan A. Knowledge, attitude, and practice about myopia in school students in Marat city of Saudi Arabia. J Family Med Prim Care [serial online] 2020 [cited 2020 Sep 23 ];9:3277-3280
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