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OCULAR TRAUMA KNOWLEDGE AND PREVENTION PRACTICE AMONG PUBLIC PRIMARY SCHOOL TEACHERS IN EGOR LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA, BENIN CITY, EDO STATE

This study examines the knowledge of ocular
trauma among public primary school teachers in
Egor Local Government Area in Benin City, Edo
State. The study adopts a cross-sectional survey
design and a simple random sampling method was
used to select Two hundred and nine (209) public
primary school teachers. A pretested, self-structured questionnaire was used as instrument
of data collection based on the research
objectives; before administration, it was subjected
to validity and reliability testing. Data generated
were coded, entered and analysed using IBM
Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS)
24.0 for windows. Data were presented
descriptively using frequency and percentage
tables and charts. Chi-square Analysis was used
to establish the relationship between variables.
The level of significance was set at p<0.05. The
finding shows that respondents are
knowledgeable about ocular trauma and ocular
trauma prevention, Further findings revealed that
the leading source of information about ocular
trauma was hospital (50.7%), television (22.9%)
and the level of respondents practice of ocular
trauma prevention is high. Two hypotheses were
tested and the result observed that there is a
significant association between sex of public
primary school teachers and the practice of
prevention of ocular trauma and lastly, there is a
significant association between the level of
knowledge of ocular trauma and practice of
prevention of ocular trauma The study, therefore,
recommends the need to increase knowledge of
causes of ocular trauma, prevention, early
treatment, and regarding access to available eye
care services in the location understudy. This may enable minimisation of visual impairment and
cost of eyecare

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