KNOWLEDGE AND ATTITUDE OF PRIMARY SCHOOL TEACHERS REGARDING REFRACTIVE ERRORS IN SCHOOL CHILDREN

Dr P. Sravani, Dr T. Jyothirmayi M. S

Abstract


Aim: To assess the knowledge and attitude of primary school teachers regarding refractive errors in school children.Inclusion criteria:Government primary school teachers of both sexes and different age groups in visakhapatnam district.Exclusion criteria:Government secondary school teachers.All private school teachers.Materials and methods:An Institution-based cross-sectional study was conducted on 100 primary school teachers in Visakhapatnam district, between June 2018 and Aug 2018.Results: In this study, about 72% of study participants had a favourable attitude and about 74% of primary school teachers had good knowledge regarding a refractive error in school children.Conclusion:The results showed that majority of primary school teachers had good knowledge and attitude regarding refractive errors.

Keywords


knowledge, attitude, refractive errors.

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