Journal article

Factors Associated with Knowledge, Attitude and Practices of Common Eye Diseases in General Population: A Multicenter Cross-Sectional Study from Pakistan.

Mingyue Zhao, Ali Hassan Gillani, Fakir Mohammad Amirul Islam, Wenjing Ji, Khezar Hayat, Zongjie Li, Jamshaid Akbar, Abu Bakar Ahmed, Ans Azam, Imran Masood, Yu Fang

Int J Environ Res Public Health | Published : 2019

Abstract

High prevalence of blindness coupled with low public awareness of eye diseases is a severe problem in Pakistan. The objective of this study was to evaluate the awareness, attitude and practices related to common ocular problems and eye care use among general population of Punjab, Pakistan. Data were collected cross-sectionally, using random selection of participants from five districts of Punjab, Pakistan. A pre-tested questionnaire was used to collect the data from January to March 2017. The ordinal data were converted to interval--based data by Rasch analysis, which is termed as "knowledge score" and ranges from -3 to +3. Descriptive statistics, linear regression, binary logistic regressio..

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