Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1136/bjo.2007.132506
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dc.titleKnowledge and beliefs associated with refractive errors and undercorrection: The Singapore malay eye study
dc.contributor.authorRosman, M.
dc.contributor.authorWong, T.Y.
dc.contributor.authorWong, W.
dc.contributor.authorWong, M.L.
dc.contributor.authorSaw, S.-M.
dc.date.accessioned2014-11-26T07:45:43Z
dc.date.available2014-11-26T07:45:43Z
dc.date.issued2009-01
dc.identifier.citationRosman, M., Wong, T.Y., Wong, W., Wong, M.L., Saw, S.-M. (2009-01). Knowledge and beliefs associated with refractive errors and undercorrection: The Singapore malay eye study. British Journal of Ophthalmology 93 (1) : 4-10. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1136/bjo.2007.132506
dc.identifier.issn00071161
dc.identifier.urihttp://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/109429
dc.description.abstractBackground/aims: Refractive errors, especially if undercorrected, are a common and important cause of poor vision, particularly in Asia. The knowledge and beliefs of refractive errors and possible impact of undercorrection in a population-based study in Singapore are described. Methods: This study was a substudy on 503 subjects with refractive error from a population-based survey of 3280 adult Malays in Singapore aged 40 to 80 years. The Health Belief Model was used to develop a questionnaire, subjects with refractive errors were evaluated on their health beliefs towards adopting health-seeking behaviour for correction of refractive error, and the responses were compared between undercorrected subjects and subjects with corrected refractive errors. Results: Of persons with myopia, 79.5% had heard of myopia, 79.2% of hyperopes had heard of hyperopia, while only 7.7% of those with astigmatism had heard of astigmatism. Adults who had never previously visited an eye-care specialist were less likely to have heard of astigmatism and to know that they have refractive error (p
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dc.sourceScopus
dc.typeArticle
dc.contributor.departmentEPIDEMIOLOGY & PUBLIC HEALTH
dc.contributor.departmentOPHTHALMOLOGY
dc.description.doi10.1136/bjo.2007.132506
dc.description.sourcetitleBritish Journal of Ophthalmology
dc.description.volume93
dc.description.issue1
dc.description.page4-10
dc.description.codenBJOPA
dc.identifier.isiut000261833700003
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