Perspect Nurs Sci.  2016 Oct;13(2):110-118. 10.16952/pns.2016.13.2.110.

Factors Influencing the Cognitive Degree of Dry Eyes in Nursing Students

Affiliations
  • 1Associate Professor, College of Nursing, Eulji University, Seongnam, Korea. ciamkcho@eulji.ac.kr
  • 2Undergraduate Student, College of Nursing, Eulji University, Seongnam, Korea.

Abstract

PURPOSE
This study aimed to identify the factors that influence the cognitive degree of dry eyes in nursing students.
METHODS
This was a cross-sectional descriptive study. Data was collected using self-administered questionnaires (cognitive degree of dry eyes, Standard Patients Evaluation of Eye Dryness [SPEED] questionnaire, and McMonnies questionnaire) from 233 nursing students of E university.
RESULTS
The mean scores for the cognitive degree of dry eyes, SPEED, and McMonnies were 21.43, 8.02, and 6.39, respectively. The cognitive degree of dry eyes was found to have a significantly positive correlation with McMonnies and SPEED scores. Additionally, the factors that influenced the cognitive degree of dry eyes among nursing students were hours of using smart phones, McMonnies score, and the SPEED score.
CONCLUSION
The results of this study indicate that interventions need to developed and applied to reduce and control the cognitive degree of dry eyes among nursing students.

Keyword

Dry eye syndromes; Dry eyes; Cognition
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