Volume No. :   3

Issue No. :  5

Year :  2011

ISSN Print :  0975-4407

ISSN Online :  2321-5836


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Knowledge, Attitude and Practice Study of Tribal and Nontribal People of A Slum about Eye Health Care

Address:   Shukla P.*, S. K. Shukla and Bansal A.K.
Govt. Medical College, Jagdalpur (Bastar) 494001.
*Corresponding Author
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Background: Recent years have witnessed a change from acute intervention (cure) typical of clinical ophthalmology to the concept of primary eye health care, i.e. the inclusion of an eye care component in primary health care system. Objective: To assesses the people perception about eye health problems. Material and Methods: 620 (204 Tribal and 416 Non tribal) people residing in a slum area of Jagdalpur were interviewed and data thus collected were tabulated and analyzed. Statistical analysis Expressed in simple: proportion s. Findings: 39.83 % male tribal knew in comparison to their female 32.55 % counterparts about scientific cause of eye problems while among non tribals less proportion of males in comparison to their female counter parts scientific cause. Regarding treatment higher proportion of non tribal in comparison to their counter parts tribal took treatment. Television was the most common source of information in both the community. Interpretation: The findings of the present study were more or less similar to the findings of the other studies conducted across the globe by different authors. Conclusion: The eye health care programme is still a far cry even after a lapse of so many years. If such is the crux of situation in an urban dwelling where the medical and health care services are easily available than what will be the fate of tribal and rural area.
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Shukla P, SK Shukla, Bansal AK. Knowledge, Attitude and Practice Study of Tribal and Nontribal People Of A Slum about Eye Health Care. Research J. Pharmacology and Pharmacodynamics. 2011; 3(5): 289-291.
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