ATTITUDE AND PERCEPTION OF HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS IN OGUN STATE TOWARDS THEIR VISUAL HEALTH

ATTITUDE AND PERCEPTION OF HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS IN OGUN STATE TOWARDS THEIR VISUAL HEALTH

Author by Dr. Omodele Jagun

Journal/Publisher: International Journal Of Research -granthaalayah

Volume/Edition: 8

Language: English

Pages: 185 - 191

Abstract

Background: A good attitude towards their visual health is important to every health care professional.
Methods: A cross-sectional study. An online survey was conducted amongst health professionals in Ogun State between May 18th and June 17th 2020.
Results: 154 respondents participated. Mean age was 39.2±8.1 years (22yrs to 62yrs) and 84 (54.5%) respondents were males. Respondents included Medical doctors (50.6%), Nurses (33.1%) and others (16.3%). Only 63 (41%) had a dilated ophthalmoscopy carried out on them and 112 (72.7%) respondents visit the eye clinic only when there is a compliant.
Over 70% of respondents were aware of the listed common eye conditions (Cataract, Glaucoma, Refractive errors, Diabetic eye diseases and Retinal diseases) while 30% had never had no knowledge of them.
Refractive errors were the most common condition previously diagnosed in 35% of the respondents followed by Glaucoma 8 (5.2%). 10 (6.5%) respondents were aware of Eye banking in Nigeria and 41 (27%) were willing to give consent to donate their eyes after death.
Conclusion: There was a poor attitude to assessing visual health care amongst health professionals .


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