KNOWLEDGE AND AWARENESS ON COMPUTER VISION SYNDROME (CVS) AND THEIR CONTRIBUTING FACTOR AMONG UNDERGRADUATE UNIVERSITY STUDENTS

Authors

  • Nurhazirah Zainul Azlan Department of Basic Medical Sciences for Nursing, Kulliyyah of Nursing, International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM), Bandar Indera Mahkota Campus, 25200 Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia
  • Amalia Kamaruddin Department of Basic Medical Sciences for Nursing, Kulliyyah of Nursing, International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM), Bandar Indera Mahkota Campus, 25200 Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia
  • Noratikah Othman Department of Basic Medical Sciences for Nursing, Kulliyyah of Nursing, International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM), Bandar Indera Mahkota Campus, 25200 Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia
  • Muhammad Lokman Md. Isa Department of Basic Medical Sciences for Nursing, Kulliyyah of Nursing, International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM), Bandar Indera Mahkota Campus, 25200 Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia

Keywords:

Knowledge, awareness, computer vision syndrome (CVS), university students, digital device

Abstract

The surge in the use of digitization in daily life has led to a condition known as computer vision syndrome (CVS), which is at risk of becoming a major health issue involving the vision and musculoskeletal systems. Thus, this study will determine the level of knowledge and awareness of CVS among International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) Kuantan students. A quantitative cross-sectional study with convenience sampling was conducted among 216 undergraduate students at the IIUM Kuantan Campus from October to November 2021. Around 79.2% of respondents never heard of the term CVS. The majority of the respondents use mobile phones (52.3%) compared to other digital devices and spend more than 3 hours in front of the screen per day (48.6%). In addition, most of them experience neck, back, or shoulder pain (77.8%), fatigue (65.3%), headaches (64.4%), and eyestrain (74.1%). The respondents also complained of joint pain in the fingers and wrists (52.3%) and shoulder pain (60.6%). The majority of the respondents had a high level of knowledge regarding CVS (94.9%) but had a moderate level of awareness regarding CVS (65.7%). As current education and lifestyle are more interrelated to digital device usage, it is recommended that more educational and awareness programmes on CVS be promoted.

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Published

2024-04-28

How to Cite

Zainul Azlan, N., Kamaruddin, A., Othman, N., & Md. Isa, M. L. (2024). KNOWLEDGE AND AWARENESS ON COMPUTER VISION SYNDROME (CVS) AND THEIR CONTRIBUTING FACTOR AMONG UNDERGRADUATE UNIVERSITY STUDENTS. Malaysian Journal of Public Health Medicine, 24(1), 215–224. Retrieved from https://mjphm.org/index.php/mjphm/article/view/2098