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IJHSR. 2014; 4(10): 191-198

An Evaluation of Knowledge and Attitude amongst Adolescents of Ahmedabad towards Computer Vision Syndrome and Effectiveness of Structured Teaching Programme.

Ashlesh Upadhyaya, Roopalee Joshi.

Background: Computer vision syndrome is a condition resulting from focusing the eyes on a computer display for protracted, uninterrupted periods of time. The main aim of this study was to assess the knowledge and attitude regarding computer vision syndrome among students studying in higher secondary schools before and after the administration of a structured teaching programme in selected schools of Ahmedabad city.
Materials and Methods: Sample consisted of 180 students who met the eligibility criteria were selected. The tools used for generating necessary data were structured knowledge questionnaires and likert attitude rating scale for computer Vision Syndrome. Structured Teaching Programme was developed by reviewing literature on Computer Vision Syndrome to evaluate the influence on knowledge and attitude among students.
Results: The mean post-test knowledge and attitude score was higher than mean pretest knowledge and attitude score. Paired t test with a P value of

Key words: Computer Vision Syndrome, Knowledge, Attitude, Structured Teaching Programme

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