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dc.contributor.authorAl-Naggar, RAen_NZ
dc.contributor.authorAlshaikhli, Hen_NZ
dc.contributor.authorAl-Rashidi, RRen_NZ
dc.contributor.authorSaleh, Ben_NZ
dc.date.accessioned2020-08-02T23:00:54Z
dc.date.available2020-08-02T23:00:54Z
dc.date.copyright2020-08-01en_NZ
dc.identifier.citationThe Scientific World Journal, Volume 2020,Article ID 4859496, 7 pages, https://doi.org/10.1155/2020/4859496
dc.identifier.issn2356-6140en_NZ
dc.identifier.issn1537-744Xen_NZ
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10292/13567
dc.description.abstractBackground. According to the WHO, glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness worldwide. About 50% of the world’s glaucoma cases come from the Asian population, and in Malaysia itself, the prevalence of glaucoma is increasing. However, glaucoma is still a foreign word to our community despite the high prevalence. Therefore, there is an urgent need to determine the awareness of glaucoma among the community and its associated factors. Results. This study showed that only 25.2% of our respondents were aware of glaucoma and it is associated with ethnicity, religion, education, and household income. Besides, among those who were aware, they fall into the group of poor knowledge of glaucoma. On the other hand, the knowledge of glaucoma was associated with occupation and the awareness of glaucoma by definition. The validated questionnaire was distributed and the data were analyzed by SPSS software using t-test, one-way ANOVA, and chi-square test. Conclusion. Awareness and knowledge of glaucoma in this population is low. These findings suggest that there is a need for an efficient information and education strategy to be designed and conducted to increase the awareness and knowledge of glaucoma so that early detection can be made and effective management of individuals with this condition can be delivered.en_NZ
dc.languageenen_NZ
dc.publisherHindawi Limiteden_NZ
dc.relation.urihttps://www.hindawi.com/journals/tswj/2020/4859496/
dc.rightsCopyright © 2020 Redhwan Ahmed Al-Naggar et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
dc.titleGlaucoma Among the Malaysian Communityen_NZ
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.rights.accessrightsOpenAccessen_NZ
dc.identifier.doi10.1155/2020/4859496en_NZ
aut.relation.endpage7
aut.relation.startpage1
aut.relation.volume2020en_NZ
pubs.elements-id388242
aut.relation.journalThe Scientific World Journalen_NZ


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