International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Ophthalmology | India | Volume 12 Issue 3, March 2023 | Rating: 5 / 10

Knowledge, Attitude and Practice of Glaucoma Patients towards Anti - Glaucoma Drug Therapy

Nazma Sultana Hussain

Abstract: Knowledge, attitude and practice of glaucoma patients were influenced according to age, gender, duration of glaucoma and regional variance. This study was carried out to understand the influences among the glaucoma patient in the north Indian population towards anti - glaucoma drug therapy. Aims of the study is to assess the knowledge, attitude and practice of glaucoma patient towards anti - glaucoma drug therapy in north Indian population. This prospective cross sectional study was carried out from December 2021 to mid of April 2022, among the glaucoma patients in a glaucoma clinic in Gurgaon. Data were collected using an interviewer with a validated questionnaire and were analysed in excel using chi - square and t - test. Results shows 57 patients were recruited for the study - 32 were males and 25 females. The mean age for the enrolled patient is 50.61+/15.61. Statistically it has been found that rural population has lower knowledge and practice as compared to urban population. Duration of glaucoma proved that higher the duration better is the practice, knowledge and attitude for drug therapy. We can come to conclusion that patients should be made aware about the necessity for glaucoma screening and educate the patients in the rural region for better knowledge and compliance.

Keywords: glaucoma, knowledge, attitude, practice

Edition: Volume 12 Issue 3, March 2023,

Pages: 1196 - 1200

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