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

Published in 2013.

  • 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

To view the study, click here: A Study to Assess the Psychosocial Aspects of Refractive Errors and Effectiveness of Health Education.

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