Title

The relationship between the extent of exposure to electronic gadgets and the occurrence of myopia amongprimary grade school students in Colegio San Agustin Biñan, Laguna, S.Y. 2014-2015

Date of Completion

2015

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Community Medicine

Keywords

Myopia, Digital Technology, Elementary Students

Abstract

The study utilized a cross-sectional research design. The population consisted of primary grade school students of Colegio San Agustin-Binan. The researchers used simple random sampling. A self-administered questionnaire was used for data collection and data was analysed using chi-square. Among the primary grade school students tested, there were more non-myopic students and more students were exposed to gadgets for less than 3 hours per day. Moreover, the occurrence of myopia and the extent of exposure to gadgets were related and factors like age and gender did not effect their relationship.

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