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IJCRR. 2017; 9(16): 58-63


Awareness and Attitude Regarding Cataract Surgery Among Senile Cataract Cases Attending Camps

Shashi Bala Singh; Biradar Sunil; Udgiri Rekha; Bellary Chandrashekhar.

Abstract
Context: Study conducted in district of North Karnataka where majority of the population are illiterate and have poor access to treatment of cataract. People have different concepts regarding cataract
Aims: The present study is an attempt to know the knowledge, attitude and practices regarding cataract surgery
Settings and Design: All the camp cases screened during the period Dec-May 2012 from 6 neighboring villages for 6 months were included in the study. The data was collected by interview technique
Methods and Material: A Cross-sectional study was carried over a period of 6 months. The results were analysed using proportion and chi-square test.
Statistical analysis used: The results were analysed using proportion and chi-square test.
Results: In the present study, 81% were illiterates and 50% were unemployed. Majority of them (67%) were females. The knowledge about cataract related to, ‘at what age it occurs’ and how it occurs was found statistically significant with relation to education. Regarding reasons for not getting surgery done, 64(21.3%) cases cited lack of escort as the reason, 148(49.3%) cases managed with existing eyesight, 49(16.3%) cases cited economic reasons. The socioeconomic status versus preference of surgery with or without lens found to be significant (p

Key words: Knowledge;Attitude;Practices;Cataract surgery


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