The relationship between visual acuity impairment and studying medicine among second year medical students of DLSHSI College of Medicine A.Y. 2016-2017

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Community Medicine


Visual Acuity, Medical Students


The study used a case-control type of research design, wherein the baseline data that was used were the results of the physical examination specially the visual acuity part during the first year of medical school. Non-probability purposive sampling was utilized. All of the second-year medical students were asked permission via consent form with regard to reviewing their chart. Based on the McNemar test results, it can be said that there was an association between studying medicine and the development of visual acuity impairment. Furthermore, the odds ratio of 2.16 indicated that there was a causative relationship between visual acuity impairment and studying medicine.

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