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Archivos Venezolanos de Farmacologia y Terapeutica ; 41(4):264-270, 2022.
Article in Spanish | EMBASE | ID: covidwho-1997973

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Introduction: In recent years, the use of computers, laptops, tablets and smartphones has experienced a constant in-crease, and even more so, the health emergency caused by COVID-19 has caused a significant increase in the amount of connection time to said devices. because the teaching mo-dality changed from face-to-face to virtual. Objective: To determine the prevalence and sociodemo-graphic variables associated with computer visual syndrome (VIS) in Peruvian university students during the COVID-19 health emergency. Materials and methods: The research had a quantitative approach;the design was non-experimental and the tran-sectional descriptive type. The sample was made up of 215 students from the professional career of Education to whom the Computer Syndrome Questionnaire (SVI-Q) was applied, an instrument with acceptable levels of reliability and validity. Subsequently, the responses were systematized and ana-lyzed using the SPSS® software. Results: It was determined that there is a high prevalence of SVI and that some sociodemographic variables such as gender, age group, time of exposure to digital devices, as well as having a pre-existing eye disease were significantly associated with said prevalence (p<0.05). Conclusions: It is necessary to promote the application of preventive strategies, such as the 20-20-20 rule, and to im-prove ergonomic conditions, such as the use of adequate seats, anti-glare screens and brightness adjustment to re-duce the prevalence. and symptoms associated with IVS.

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