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Table 5 Association between knowledge level of glaucoma and the compliance to anti-glaucoma medications

From: Knowledge of glaucoma and associated factors among primary glaucoma patients in Kunming, China

Variable Use all the medications on time χ2 P Stop the medications on one’s own χ2 P
Yes (%) No (%) Yes (%) No (%)
Knowledge of glaucoma
Poor 25.00 16.67 11.46 0.001 20.83 20.83 9.16 0.002
Good 54.17 4.17    9.72 48.61   
Do the anti-glaucoma medications have side effects?
Yes 31.94 0.00 7.13 0.008 1.39 30.56 10.94 0.001
No 47.22 20.83    29.17 38.89   
Have the side effects of the medications been explained to you?
Yes 38.89 0.00 12.06 0.001 1.39 37.50 15.72  < 0.001
No 40.28 20.83    29.17 31.94   
What is the purpose of the medications you use?
Satisfactory 70.83 9.72 11.29 0.001 18.06 62.50 7.45 0.006
Unsatisfactory 8.33 11.11    12.50 6.94