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International Journal of Public Health and Clinical Sciences (IJPHCS)
Open Access e-journal ISSN : 2289-7577

KNOWLEDGE, ATTITUDE AND PRACTICE OF COMPUTER VISION SYNDROME AMONG STAFFS THAT USE VIDEO DISPLAY TERMINAL IN A FACULTY OF A MALAYSIAN PUBLIC UNIVERSITY

Amirul F.Z., Aqilah R., Lee M.L., Azuhairi A.A., Isa M.M.

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ABSTRACT

Background: Computers are one of the commonest office tools used in Malaysia nowadays. Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS) is a complex of eye and vision problems related to the near activities that experienced in relation to or during the use of the computer. The aim of the study is to determine the knowledge, attitude and practice of Computer Vision Syndrome among staff that use visual display terminal (VDT) in the Faculty Medicine and Health Science, University Putra Malaysia.

Methodology: This is a cross-sectional study using self-administered questionnaires regarding socio-demographic factors, occupational factors and knowledge, attitude and practices of respondent’s. Responses were analyzed using IBM SPSS Statistics version 21.0 for Windows.

Results: The response rate was 91.0%. There was a significant association between the ethnicity, educational level and spectacles or contact lens users with the knowledge on CVS (P<0.05). There was a significant association between spectacles or contact lens users with their attitude on CVS (P<0.05). Also, there was a significant association between age, ethnicity, educational level and spectacles or contact lens users with practice of CVS (P<0.05). Besides, there was a significant association between job categories with the knowledge, attitude and practice of CVS (P<0.05).

Conclusions: Knowledge, attitude and practices on preventive measures on CVS were satisfactory among the staffs that use VDT. There was a knowledge gap about CVS in the studied population.

Keywords: Computer vision syndrome, video display terminal, knowledge, attitude, practice

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