ATTITUDE AND PERCEPTION OF HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS IN OGUN STATE TOWARDS THEIR VISUAL HEALTH

  • Jagun OOA Department of Surgery, Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo, Ogun State, Nigeria. https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3394-0616
  • Imishue O Department of Medicine, Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo, Ogun State, Nigeria.
  • Adebusoye SO Department of Surgery, Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo, Ogun State, Nigeria.
  • Betiku AO Department of Surgery, Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo, Ogun State, Nigeria.
  • Oluwole AO Department of Medicine, Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo, Ogun State, Nigeria.
Keywords: Visual Health, Attitude, Perception, Professionals

Abstract

BACKGROUND: A good attitude towards their visual health is important to every health care professional.

Methods: A cross-sectional study. An online survey was conducted amongst health professionals in Ogun State between May 18th and June 17th 2020.

Results: 154 respondents participated. Mean age was 39.2±8.1 years (22yrs to 62yrs) and 84 (54.5%) respondents were males. Respondents included Medical doctors (50.6%), Nurses (33.1%) and others (16.3%).Only 63 (41%) had a dilated ophthalmoscopy carried out on them and 112 (72.7%) respondents visit the eye clinic only when there is a compliant.

Over 70% of respondents were aware of the listed common eye conditions (Cataract, Glaucoma, Refractive errors, Diabetic eye diseases and Retinal diseases) while 30% had never had no knowledge of them.

Refractive errors were the most common condition previously diagnosed in 35% of the respondents followed by Glaucoma 8 (5.2%). 10 (6.5%) respondents were aware of Eye banking in Nigeria and 41 (27%) were willing to give consent to donate their eyes after death.

Conclusion: There was a poor attitude to assessing visual health care amongst the HCP and also a poor knowledge of Eye banking and its importance for vision restoration.

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Published
2020-08-04
How to Cite
OOA, J., O, I., SO, A., AO, B., & AO, O. (2020). ATTITUDE AND PERCEPTION OF HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS IN OGUN STATE TOWARDS THEIR VISUAL HEALTH. International Journal of Research -GRANTHAALAYAH, 8(7), 185-191. https://doi.org/10.29121/granthaalayah.v8.i7.2020.728