International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Nursing | India | Volume 11 Issue 12, December 2022

A Study to Assess the Effectiveness of Empowerment Strategy on Level of Knowledge on Computer Vision Syndrome among IT Employees in Selected IT Companies, Puducherry

S. Sheba Evangelin | M. Gandhimathi [2]

Abstract: Computer Vision Syndrome is common ailment in majority of people who continuously use laptops, mobile internet and other technology gadgets that strain the eye. Over 75% of young software professionals and college students in Bangalore, India which is the IT Capital reportedly face the vision disorder called Computer Vision Syndrome. In the world, it has been estimated that nearly 60 million people experience vision problems as a result of computer use. Computer related ocular condition is called Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS) (Bhootra AK, 2014). Millions of new cases of CVS occur each year. Many individuals experience eye discomfort and vision problems when viewing digital screens for extended periods. It is essential to maintain proper body mechanics, minimize the screen exposure by following 20-20-20 rule along with eye exercises which will reduce the risk of computer vision syndrome. Aim: The present pilot study aims to assess the effectiveness of empowerment strategy on level of knowledge on computer vision syndrome among IT employees in selected IT companies, Puducherry. Materials and Methods: Quasi experimental study with one group pre and post test design was employed; the intervention was conducted among 20 computer workers using non-probability convenience sampling technique. Self administered structured questionnaires were used to collect demographic data and pretest knowledge on computer vision syndrome. Empowerment strategy included education regarding computer ergonomics, causes, management and prevention of computer vision syndrome. This was administered to the sample and after a week the posttest knowledge level was assessed. Result: The mean knowledge score in pretest was 3.9 and 19.9 in posttest which revealed that there is a significant difference between pretest and posttest knowledge after administration of empowerment strategy at p <0.001. Conclusion: The present pilot study findings infers that the knowledge on computer vision syndrome level improved among the computer workers after empowerment strategy, hence can be used for larger segment of IT population.

Keywords: Vision Problem, Computer Ergonomics, Empowerment Strategy

Edition: Volume 11 Issue 12, December 2022,

Pages: 494 - 498

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