Original Article

IJMDC. 2020; 4(9): 1410-1415

Computer vision syndrome among male and female medical students in King Saud bin Abdulaziz University, Riyadh

Authors: Mohammed Abdulaziz Alamro, Ziyad A. Alhumaid, Hisham R. Alokaili, Ahmed A. Alrumayyan, Mohamed E. El-Toum, Raghad Abdullah D. Alomari, Mazin Ahmed.

ABSTRACT

Background: Computer vision syndrome (CVS) is a complex disorder of eye and vision difficulties linked to the actions which stress the near vision and which are experienced about or during the use of computers. The usage of electronic devices is significantly essential for health care students as a method of studying. This study aimed to assess the effects of CVS among health care professionals who study via electronic methods versus hard copy methods or both. Methodology: A total of 275 medical students were involved in a cross-sectional study conducted at the King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Cluster technique was used, and data were collected through a validated questionnaire during problem-based learning. Data analysis was performed through Statistical Package for the Social Sciences and a t-test was used for continuous data and chi-square tests for categorical data. Results: A review of 275 medical students from batch 12, 13, 14, both male and female showed a significant (p = 0.044) association implying the participants' sex affecting the CVS. Furthermore, when the method of study was considered, the participants using electronic devices (70.8%) showed significant (p = 0.032) association with CVS more than the hard copy method (26.6%). Generally, CVS was positive at 69.8%. Also, the most frequent and intense symptom reported was headache (70%), (22.6%), respectively, and the least frequent was a double vision (30%), and least intense was halos (4%). Conclusion: Studying from electronic methods led to an increased incidence of CVS, and females using electronic methods had a higher chance of developing CVS.

Keywords:
Computer vision syndrome (CVS), KSAU-HS, Riyadh, medical students, soft copy, hard copy


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Authors
Mohammed Abdulaziz Alamro
King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Ziyad A Alhumaid
King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Hisham R Alokaili
King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Ahmed A Alrumayyan
Dean, College of Medicine at KSAU-HS, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Mohamed E El-Toum
King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Raghad Abdullah D Alomari
Medical intern, King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Mazin Ahmed
Clinical teaching assistant, King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Correspondence to:
. Mohammed Abdulaziz Alamro, King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.; mohammedalamr96@gmail.com

Publication history
Received 08 Jul 2020
Accepted 03 Aug 2020
Published online 22 Aug 2020
Published in print 08 Sep 2020

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Alamro MA, Alhumaid ZA, Alokaili HR, Alrumayyan AA, El-Toum ME, Alomari RAD, Ahmed M. Computer vision syndrome among male and female medical students in King Saud bin Abdulaziz University, Riyadh. IJMDC. 2020; 4(9): 1410-1415. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1594245805


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Alamro MA, Alhumaid ZA, Alokaili HR, Alrumayyan AA, El-Toum ME, Alomari RAD, Ahmed M. Computer vision syndrome among male and female medical students in King Saud bin Abdulaziz University, Riyadh. http://www.ijmdc.com/?mno=66801 [Access: October 25, 2020]. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1594245805


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Alamro MA, Alhumaid ZA, Alokaili HR, Alrumayyan AA, El-Toum ME, Alomari RAD, Ahmed M. Computer vision syndrome among male and female medical students in King Saud bin Abdulaziz University, Riyadh. IJMDC. 2020; 4(9): 1410-1415. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1594245805


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Alamro MA, Alhumaid ZA, Alokaili HR, Alrumayyan AA, El-Toum ME, Alomari RAD, Ahmed M. Computer vision syndrome among male and female medical students in King Saud bin Abdulaziz University, Riyadh. IJMDC. (2020), [cited October 25, 2020]; 4(9): 1410-1415. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1594245805


Harvard Style

Alamro, M. A., Alhumaid, . Z. A., Alokaili, . H. R., Alrumayyan, . A. A., El-Toum, . M. E., Alomari, . R. A. D. & Ahmed, . M. (2020) Computer vision syndrome among male and female medical students in King Saud bin Abdulaziz University, Riyadh. IJMDC, 4 (9), 1410-1415. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1594245805


Turabian Style

Alamro, Mohammed Abdulaziz, Ziyad A. Alhumaid, Hisham R. Alokaili, Ahmed A. Alrumayyan, Mohamed E. El-Toum, Raghad Abdullah D. Alomari, and Mazin Ahmed. 2020. Computer vision syndrome among male and female medical students in King Saud bin Abdulaziz University, Riyadh. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 4 (9), 1410-1415. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1594245805


Chicago Style

Alamro, Mohammed Abdulaziz, Ziyad A. Alhumaid, Hisham R. Alokaili, Ahmed A. Alrumayyan, Mohamed E. El-Toum, Raghad Abdullah D. Alomari, and Mazin Ahmed. "Computer vision syndrome among male and female medical students in King Saud bin Abdulaziz University, Riyadh." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 4 (2020), 1410-1415. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1594245805


MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Alamro, Mohammed Abdulaziz, Ziyad A. Alhumaid, Hisham R. Alokaili, Ahmed A. Alrumayyan, Mohamed E. El-Toum, Raghad Abdullah D. Alomari, and Mazin Ahmed. "Computer vision syndrome among male and female medical students in King Saud bin Abdulaziz University, Riyadh." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 4.9 (2020), 1410-1415. Print. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1594245805


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Alamro, M. A., Alhumaid, . Z. A., Alokaili, . H. R., Alrumayyan, . A. A., El-Toum, . M. E., Alomari, . R. A. D. & Ahmed, . M. (2020) Computer vision syndrome among male and female medical students in King Saud bin Abdulaziz University, Riyadh. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 4 (9), 1410-1415. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1594245805


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