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LEVEL OF AWARENESS AMONG STUDENTS IN TAIF UNIVERSITY TOWARD KERATOCONUS, TAIF, SAUDI ARABIA

Rahma A. Algethami; Layla M. Alkhaldi; Abeer I. Alsulaimani and Aymen A. Atalla


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{
  "publisher": "Zenodo", 
  "DOI": "10.5281/zenodo.5571681", 
  "author": [
    {
      "family": "Rahma A. Algethami"
    }, 
    {
      "family": "Layla M. Alkhaldi"
    }, 
    {
      "family": "Abeer I. Alsulaimani and Aymen A. Atalla"
    }
  ], 
  "issued": {
    "date-parts": [
      [
        2021, 
        9, 
        14
      ]
    ]
  }, 
  "abstract": "<p><strong>Objectives:</strong>To determine the level of awareness of keratoconus (KC)among students at Taif University in Taif, Saudi Arabia.</p>\n\n<p><strong>Subjects and Methods:</strong>A cross-sectional study was done on 957 students from Taif university, KSAfrom March to August 2021. An online-based survey was done using a pr-designed questionnaire that included items on socio-demographic data, having KC, and awareness about KC.</p>\n\n<p><strong>Results:</strong>&nbsp;33.8% of students heard about KC, 12.7% heard about it from social media, and 29.5% reported that KC is a thin protruded cornea. Almost half 53.6% reported that KC might lead to myopia, 24.6% is related to allergy, 33.9% thought it is hereditary and the majority 49.2% did not know its treatment. The prevalence of poor, fair, and good knowledge regarding KC was 48.9%, 38.1%, and 13% respectively. Femalessignificantlyknewthe relationship between KC and myopia, allergy, and heredity, did not know KC treatment and had good knowledge aboutKCcompared to males. Non-medical students had a significanthigher percent of those who knew that KC is a thin protruded cornea but did not know KC treatment.</p>\n\n<p><strong>Conclusion</strong>: This study revealed insufficient knowledge regarding KC among studied students. This is a need to increase awareness about KC through health awareness programs and community campaigns for better eye health.</p>", 
  "title": "LEVEL OF AWARENESS AMONG STUDENTS IN TAIF UNIVERSITY TOWARD KERATOCONUS, TAIF, SAUDI ARABIA", 
  "type": "article-journal", 
  "id": "5571681"
}
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