Publication Type : Journal Article
Publisher : Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology
Source : Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, Volume 13, Issue 3, p.11-15 (2019)
Url : https://www.indianjournals.com/ijor.aspx?target=ijor:ijfmt&volume=13&issue=3&article=003
Campus : Kochi
School : College of Nursing
Department : Obstetrics and Gynaecologic Nursing
Year : 2019
Abstract : Aim of the StudyThe study is intended to determine the correlation between mobile phone dependence and sleep quality among undergraduate students of Kerala, India.Material and MethodA descriptive study conducted among 280 undergraduate students of Maharaja's College, Kerala, India. The study samples were selected using cluster sampling method. Participant's information like age, gender, family type, phone type, duration of use per day and years of mobile phone usage were collected using demographic questionnaire. The Mobile phone Dependency of the samples were collected using MPD(Mobile Phone Dependence) questionnaire. PSQI questionnaire administered to assess the sleep quality among samples. Using Pearson's correlation the relationship between the two variables found.ResultMobile phone dependence was found in 74(26.4%) of samples.67(23.7%) of samples having poor sleep quality. Among the 74 undergraduate students with mobile phone dependence 27(36.5%)are having poor quality of sleep. There is a moderate positive correlation (r = 0.347) persists between mobile phone dependence and quality of sleep among undergraduate students.ConclusionMobile Phone Dependence has been found to be an emerging public health problem. There is need to recognize early the growing trends and negative consequences of inappropriate mobile phone use in young users so as to prevent a major public health issues.
Cite this Research Publication : Anju Philip T., Aswathy Krishnan S., A., S., and N., A., “Mobile phone dependence and sleep quality among undergraduate students”, Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, vol. 13, no. 3, pp. 11-15, 2019.