Evaluation of teachers’ self-efficacy on integration of eye health education and promotion at basic schools in Solukhumbu district, Nepal: A cross-sectional study

Authors

  • Pushpa Babu Basnet Tilganga Institute of Ophthalmology Kathmandu, Nepal https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4435-1553
  • Chitra Bahadur Budhathoki Faculty of Education, Tribhuvan University, Nepal
  • Shanti Prasad Khanal Faculty of Education, Tribhuvan University, Nepal https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6001-9502
  • Jib Acharya ANC Premium Service Ltd, London
  • Krishna Prasad Pathak Nepal Open University, Nepal

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3126/nepjoph.v14i2.43237

Keywords:

Eye health, Self-efficacy, Teachers, Visual assessment

Abstract

Introduction: Many studies have shown that eye health services in Nepal are still far behind in reaching schools. Therefore, the aim of this study is to examine the teacher’s self-efficacy for the incorporation of eye health promotion activities.

Materials and methods: A cross-sectional study design was applied with a self-administrated questionnaire. A total of 292 teachers were randomly selected for this study. 

Results: Male (153.38) older-aged and Dalit ethnic group (159.81) teachers, as well as teachers who had participated (146.85) in the program, had higher self-efficacy to conduct school eye health-promoting activities than non-participants in schools. But, teaching experience is not determined to get self-efficacy for testing of visual acuity. Teachers with higher qualifications are found to be skillful. 

Conclusion: The school's eye health program has not been superseded by any relevant legislation. As a result, it's critical to concentrate on provisions that may be included in the school curriculum.

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Published

2022-12-31

How to Cite

Basnet, P. B. ., Budhathoki, C. B. ., Khanal, S. P. ., Acharya, J. ., & Pathak, K. P. . (2022). Evaluation of teachers’ self-efficacy on integration of eye health education and promotion at basic schools in Solukhumbu district, Nepal: A cross-sectional study. Nepalese Journal of Ophthalmology, 14(2), 135–142. https://doi.org/10.3126/nepjoph.v14i2.43237

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