Awareness among glaucoma patient at upper Egypt

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  • Abstract

    Aim: To assess the awareness among glaucoma patients at Upper Egypt Governorate hospitals.

    Research design: Descriptive cross sectional research design was used in this study

    Setting: The study was conducted in ophthalmology outpatient clinics (male & female) at Assiut University Hospital & Al-rmad Hospital, Elmina and Sohag Governorate.

    Subjects: The sample of this study total coverage of glaucoma patients included (1000), the researcher taking the sample during one year, this sample aged 50 years and above.

    Tool of study: One tool was used in this study include three parts, part I: patient demographic characteristics, part II: medical data, part III: knowledge about risk factors and self-practice regard glaucoma.

    Results: The most of patients age ranged between 60:80 year, nearly three quarter (74.6%) of them were females, and 80% of them comes from urban areas. The majority of studied sample (84.5%) unaware about glaucoma disease and show statistical significant difference between awareness of them and their education, P≤0.05. Also, there was no significant difference between knowledge of studied sample and their residence.

    Conclusion: The majority of glaucoma patients complain from poor of knowledge & practice.

    Recommendation: Design & implement of health educational program about glaucoma are needed to improve patient knowledge & practice regard glaucoma.

  • Keywords

    Glaucoma; Awareness; Intraocular Pressure (IOP); Blindness; Optic Nerve; Risk Factor.

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Article ID: 6312
DOI: 10.14419/ijans.v5i2.6312

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