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Perception and Prevalence of RTIs Among Visually Impaired Women in Tamilnadu

Perception and Prevalence of RTIs Among Visually Impaired Women in Tamilnadu

Dr. A. K. Ravisankar, K. Kanmani

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This paper assesses the visually impaired women’s knowledge, perceptions towards RTIs and its symptoms and to examine prevalence of RTIs. Snow ball sampling methods was applied to choose468 visually impaired women in the 16 selected districts of Tamilnadu during 2012-2013. Results found that though overwhelming majority of visually challenged women had knowledge about RTIs, their understanding of RTI symptoms was not adequate level. There is no statistical significance of an association between the knowledge about the symptoms of RTIs as well the prevalence of RTI and the SED factors. Of those who suffered from RTI, 78.8 percent sought treatment. Around eighty percent of respondents agreed that RTIs could be curable and 64 percent reported that RTIs can be preventable. It indicates better knowledge of the visually impaired women about curability of disease.

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