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RESEARCH STUDY

RESEARCH

A Study to Assess the Psychosocial Aspects of Refractive Errors and Effectiveness of Health Education in Correcting Stigmas Related to Spectacle Use in High-School Students of Rural India

AUTHOR:

Dhoble, P., Agarwal, R., Patel, C., Anand, G., Sharma, J. and Sabde, Y

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YEAR PUBLISHED:

2013

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KEY HIGHLIGHTS:

  • The purpose of this study was to assess the psychosocial aspects of refractive error and effectiveness of health education in addressing spectacle use related stigma in high-school students of rural India.

  • A cross sectional study was conducted with 255 high school students from a school near Bhopal.

  • Most respondents indicated nutritional deficiency (68%) and bad eye care (56%) as the common reasons for low vision.

  • Health education played a significant role in addressing spectacle use related stigmas among students of rural India