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American Journal of Nursing Research. 2020, 8(1), 48-59
DOI: 10.12691/ajnr-8-1-6
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Effect of Interactive Digital-based Educational Intervention about Digital Eye Strain on the Severity of Eye Complaints, Knowledge and Preventive Ergonomic Practices among Computer Users

Samiha Hamdi Sayed1, , Amel Youssef Abd El Wahed1 and Abeer Abd-El Aziz Mohamed Madian1

1Community Health Nursing, Faculty of Nursing, Damanhour University, Egypt

Pub. Date: November 22, 2019

Cite this paper:
Samiha Hamdi Sayed, Amel Youssef Abd El Wahed and Abeer Abd-El Aziz Mohamed Madian. Effect of Interactive Digital-based Educational Intervention about Digital Eye Strain on the Severity of Eye Complaints, Knowledge and Preventive Ergonomic Practices among Computer Users. American Journal of Nursing Research. 2020; 8(1):48-59. doi: 10.12691/ajnr-8-1-6

Abstract

Background: Digital Eye Strain is major health complains among computer users in the new era of advanced technology with predominant poor knowledge and ergonomics. Aim: Evaluate the effect of interactive digital-based educational intervention about digital eye strain on the severity of eye complaints, knowledge and preventive ergonomic practices among computer users. Design: A randomized control educational trail design was employed (pre-post-test control group). Setting: the study was fulfilled in the main administrative building of Damanhour University/Egypt. Participants: 140 randomly selected computer users’ employees working in the study setting. Tools: four tools were used for data collection. Results: a statistically significant mean difference was found regarding total eye complaints score after one month and three months of the educational intervention. The total knowledge score and the total preventive ergonomic practices score showed a highly statistically significant mean difference after one month and three months of the educational intervention. Moreover, the total workstation design score revealed a statistically significant mean difference after one month and three months Conclusion the research hypothesis was accepted as the interactive digital-based educational intervention about digital eye strain and its preventive ergonomic practices was effective in reducing the studied computer users' reported eye complaints also enhancing their knowledge level about digital eye strain in additionally modifying their preventive ergonomic practices and workstation design. Hence, it is recommended to develop hotlines and web-based educational sites for digital users to help them in facing the rising epidemic of digital eye strain associated with the new era of advanced technology.

Keywords:
digital eye strain interactive digital-based education knowledge ergonomic practices computer users

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