DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18203/2394-6040.ijcmph20183567

Knowledge, attitudes and practices of faculty members' about computer vision syndrome, Majmaah University, Saudi Arabia

Saad Abbas Aldawsari, Abdullah Ayidh Alotaibi, Khalid Mohamed Alabdulwahhab, Elsadig Yousif Mohamed, Sharafeldin Abdelmajid

Abstract


Background: Computer vision syndrome (CVS) is a group of eye problems that result from using the computer for a long time, it became a health problem. This syndrome is characterized by several symptoms including eyestrain, headaches and neck pain. The aim of the study was to investigate the knowledge, attitude, and practice of faculty members' about computer vision syndrome, Majmaah University, Saudi Arabia.

Methods: The present study is cross-sectional study, which was conducted in Majmaah city in Sudair area in the north of Riyadh region. The study included faculty members of the College of Medicine and medical science college, Majmaah University.

Results: There were 86 (74.8%) males, and 29 (25.2%) females participated in this study. The mean±SD of years using a computer by participants was 14.78±5.69 years and the mean±SD of hours spent using a computer daily was 5.25±2.2. There were 91.3% knew the bad effects of computer on the eyes, the most common symptoms resulted from long period of using computer were eyestrain 28.7% and headache 14.8%. The mean±SD score of attitude was 67.75±7.72.

Conclusions: There is good knowledge, attitude and practice among faculty members about computer vision syndrome.


Keywords


Computer vision syndrome, Faculty members, Prevalence

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