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Title

Impact of smart phone use on adolescence health in India

 

Authors

B Mahalakshmi1, N. Sivasubramanian2, Dhobi Nirali Dasharathbhai3 & Gnanadesigan Ekambaram4*

 

Affiliation

1Department of Paediatric Nursing, Nootan College of Nursing, Sankalchand Patel University, Visnagar, Gujarat - 384315, India; 2Department of Psychiatric Nursing, Nootan College of Nursing, Sankalchand Patel University, Visnagar, Gujarat 384315, India; 3Department of Community health Nursing, Nootan College of Nursing, Sankalchand Patel University, Visnagar, Gujarat - 384315, India; 4Department of Physiology, Nootan Medical College and Research Centre, Sankalchand Patel University, Visnagar, Gujarat - 384315; India; *Corresponding author

 

Email

B Mahalakshmi - E-mail: mb.fn@spu.ac.in

Dhobi Nirali Dasharathbhai - E-mail: niralidhobi0310@gmail.com

N Sivasubramanian-E-mail: sn.fn@spu.ac.in

Gnanadesigan Ekambaram E-mail: edesigan_phy@nootanmedical.edu.in and drdesigan82@yahoo.com

 

Article Type

Research Article

 

Date

Received November 1, 2023; Revised November 30, 2023; Accepted November 30, 2023, Published November 30, 2023

 

Abstract

Smart phone use is on the rise globally, which may have an impact on people's health. The second-largest country in terms of mobile phone usage is India. However, there aren't many studies that have been done in India to evaluate its health impacts. Therefore, it is of interest to assess the effectiveness of codex on the impact of smart phone use on various dimensions of health status among adolescence. The pre-test mean score for knowledge regarding the impact of smart phones on physical health was 1.92, while the post-test mean score was 3.75. The pre-test and post-test standard deviations were 0.91 and 0.93, respectively, and the mean deviation score was the t-value that was 11.000 and Significant at the p<0.001*** level. The research was conducted in higher secondary school, and 60 students participated. The research design was a pre-experimental design; a self-administered questionnaire was used to assess the knowledge of Students on the Impact of mobile phone use on various dimensions of health. Most people, on average, spend 3 hours and 15 minutes on their phones each day. As adolescents are engaged in smart phone use, it disturbs their sleep patterns, adversely impacting their short-term memory .

 

Keywords

Codex knowledge, impact, smart phone, health dimensions.

 

Citation

Mahalakshmi et al. Bioinformation 19(11): 1090-1093 (2023)

 

Edited by

P Kangueane

 

ISSN

0973-2063

 

Publisher

Biomedical Informatics

 

License

This is an Open Access article which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly credited. This is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License.