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Asian Journal of Nursing Education and Research
Year : 2016, Volume : 6, Issue : 1
First page : ( 65) Last page : ( 68)
Print ISSN : 2231-1149. Online ISSN : 2349-2996.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2349-2996.2016.00013.6

Study to Evaluate Effectiveness of Selected Nursing Interventions on Knowledge regarding Computer Vision Syndrome and Asthenopia among it Professionals

Ms. Sindhuja B.1, Prof.  Devakirubai2, Dr. Santha Nalini Jeyavanth3, Prof.  Chandrakala4

1M.Sc (N), Sacred Heart Nursing College, Madurai

2Research Guide, Sacred Heart Nursing College, Madurai

3Principal, Sacred Heart Nursing College, Madurai

4Vice Principal, Sacred Heart Nursing College, Madurai

*Corresponding Author Email: sindhubaskaran05@gmail.com

Online published on 18 April, 2016.

Abstract

Background of the Study

Computer Vision Syndrome has been classified as the number one occupational hazard of the 21st century. It has become a significant public health problem. Sufficient knowledge about Computer Vision Syndrome and its preventive measures would help reduce the incidence in a population

Objectives

The aim of the study to evaluate the effectiveness of selected nursing interventions on knowledge regarding Computer Vision Syndrome and asthenopia among I.T professionals.

Materials and Methods

A quasi experimental design, non equivalent pretest post test control group design was adopted for this study. The tools used for data collection was Structured Knowledge Questionnaire to assess the knowledge and Asthenopia scale to assess the severity of asthenopia among I.T professional who participated in the present study. The two I.T companies were selected conveniently. The samples for the study selected purposively. Sample size of the study was 60, among which 30 samples were in experimental group, 30 samples were in control group.

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Keywords

Effectiveness, computer vision syndrome, asthenopia, knowledge on computer vision syndrome, eye exercises.

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