Abstract
A STUDY TO ASSESS THE KNOWLEDGE REGARDING THE VISION LOSS AND RELATED RISK FACTORS AMONG THE INDIVIDUALS OF 45 YEARS AND ABOVE AT KOLLAM, WITH A VIEW TO DEVELOP AN EDUCATIONAL BOOKLET

Ancy James*, Anie M., Anju John, Anumol Joy, Arsha jackson and Sheeja S.

ABSTRACT

The research project undertaken was “A study to assess the knowledge regarding the vision loss and related risk factors among the individuals of 45 years and above at Kollam, with a view to develop an educational booklet". The objective of the study wasto assess the knowledge regarding the vision loss and related risk factors among the individuals of 45 years and above in kollam, to find the association between knowledge regarding the vision loss and related risk factors among the individuals of 45 years and above and selected demographic variables, to develop an educational booklet to assess the knowledge regarding the vision loss and related risk factors among the individuals of 45 years and above in kollam. Non experimental design (descriptive study) was adopted for this study. The study was conducted among 100individuals of 45 years and above in Kollam. In order to assess the knowledge regarding the vision loss and risk factors. The study sample was selected by non probability convenient sampling technique. The tool used for the data collection consists of demographic proforma and structured questionnaire. The present study revealed that 15% of individuals had inadequate knowledge, 49% had moderate knowledge, and 39% had adequate knowledge regarding the vision loss and related risk factors among the individuals of 45 years and above. In this study association was found between knowledge and demographic variables like education and source of information. No significant association was found between age, sex, occupation, family history, dietary pattern. Based on the findings the investigator has drawn implications which were of vital concerns in the field of nursing practice, nursing administration, nursing pattern, nursing education for future development.

Keywords: Assess, knowledge, information booklet, vision loss, risk factors, information booklet.


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