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Association between General Health and Mobile Phone Dependency among Medical University Students: A Cross-sectional Study in Iran

(2019) Association between General Health and Mobile Phone Dependency among Medical University Students: A Cross-sectional Study in Iran. International Journal of Preventive Medicine. p. 126. ISSN 2008-7802 (Print) 2008-7802 (Linking)

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Official URL: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31531216

Abstract

Background: Mobile phone dependency is an emerging public health problem. The aim of this study was to investigate the associations between general health and mobile phone dependency in college students. Methods: In this cross-sectional study, 334 students from Arak University of Medical Sciences of Iran were selected by stratified random sampling. Data were collected by (1) demographic checklist, (2) 27-item Mobile Phone Problem Usage Scale, and (3) General Health Questionnaire-28 (GHQ-28). Results: Mean scores of mobile phone dependency and GHQ-28 were 119.83 +/- 43.53 and 23.73 +/- 12.77, respectively. In multiple linear regression, age, family economic status, anxiety and sleep disorder, and social dysfunction were the main significant predictors of mobile phone dependency (R = 0.469, R (2) = 0.220, adjusted R (2) = 0.203). Conclusions: Based on the finding of this study, prevention strategies for management of mobile phone use in students can be adopted.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Cell phones dependency health students universities
Page Range: p. 126
Journal or Publication Title: International Journal of Preventive Medicine
Journal Index: Pubmed
Volume: 10
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.4103/ijpvm.IJPVM₃₁₁₁₇
ISSN: 2008-7802 (Print) 2008-7802 (Linking)
Depositing User: مهندس مهدی شریفی
URI: http://eprints.dums.ac.ir/id/eprint/358

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