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The Determinants of Early Refractive Error on School-Going Chinese Children

Publication Type : Journal Article

Publisher : Scopus

Source : SAGE Open, 1-8 (Scopus).

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Keywords : refractive error, Chinese children, machine dependence, genetic traits

Campus : Coimbatore

School : School of Business

Year : 2016

Abstract : Refractive error is a common social issue in every walks of human life, and its prevalence recorded the highest among Chinese population, particularly among people living in southern China, Hong Kong, Thailand, Singapore, and Malaysia. Refractive error is the simplest disorder to treat and supposed to cost the effective health care intervention. The present study included 168 Chinese school-going children aged 10 to 12 years; they were selected from different schools of urban Malaysia. It was surprising to see that 112 (66.7%) children had the early onset of refractive error; refractive error was also detected late among the primary school or secondary school students. The findings revealed that the determinants of refractive error among Chinese children were personal achievements and machine dependence. The possible reasons for the above significant factors emerged could be attributed to the inbuilt culture and traditions of Chinese parents who insist that their children should be hardworking and focus on school subjects so that their parents allow them to use luxury electronic devices.

Cite this Research Publication : K Jayaraman, M Iranmanesh, CC Liang (2016). The Determinants of Early Refractive Error on School-Going Chinese Children. SAGE Open, 1-8 (Scopus).

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