Table 2

Practice patterns, awareness and compliance of eye patch application among children with amblyopia as per questionnaires

S.NoVariablesExperimental group f (%) n=35Control group f (%) n=35χ2 (df) p value
Knowledge
1Reason for eye patch application
 It improves the vision35 (100)27 (77.1)9.032
 It improves misalignment eye6 (17.1)(2)
 No idea2 (5.7)<0.01
2Why should eye patches used regularly
 Improve vision31 (88.6)1 (2.9)51.903
 Better for child4 (11.4)32 (91.4)(2)
 No idea2 (5.7)<0.01
Practice
3Regular use of eye patch application55.641
 No31 (88.6)(2)
 yes35(100)4 (11.4)<0.01
4Type of patch used for the patching1.439
 Ready-made patch33 (94.3)30 (85.7)(1)
 Self-made patch2 (5.7)5 (14.3)0.232
5Eye patch used on which eye70.000
 Normal eye35 (100.0)29 (82.9)(2)
 Confused6 (17.1)<0.01
6Regular close work after applying the patch62.432
 Yes regularly35 (100.0)2 (5.7)(1)
 Not regularly33 (94.3)<0.01
7Cooperation of child
 Yes31 (88.6)2 (5.7)51.056
 No23 (65.7)(2)
 Some time he resists4 (11.4)10 (28.6)<0.01
  • N=70.