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Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development
Year : 2017, Volume : 8, Issue : 1
First page : ( 41) Last page : ( 45)
Print ISSN : 0976-0245. Online ISSN : 0976-5506.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0976-5506.2017.00009.2

A Study to Assess the Mobile Phone Dependence Level and Sleep Quality among Students of Selected Colleges of Moradabad

Bhatt Neha1,*, Muninarayanappa N V2, Nageshwar V3

1M. Sc (Psychiatric) Nursing Final Year Student, Teerthanker Mahaveer College of Nursing, Teerthanker Mahaveer University, Moradabad, U.P.

2Principal, Teerthanker Mahaveer College of Nursing, Teerthanker Mahaveer University, Moradabad, U.P.

3PG Tutor, Teerthanker Mahaveer College of Nursing, Teerthanker Mahaveer University, Moradabad, U.P.

*Corresponding author: Ms Neha Bhatt M. Sc (Psychiatric) Nursing Final Year Student, Teerthanker Mahaveer College of Nursing, Teerthanker Mahaveer University, Moradabad, UP., E-mail: Nehabhatt0410@gmail.com

Online published on 4 January, 2017.

Abstract

Mobile phones nowadays can be considered as more necessary than the basic needs of individuals. Mobile phone use in India is very common in well-educated young population. With all advance applications, mobile phone affects the sleep quality in many individuals. Hereby this study was done to assess the mobile phone dependence level and sleep quality and to find out the relationship between them among 100 engineering students of selected college who were selected by simple random sampling technique. The tool designed to collect the data were socio demographic Performa, dependence on mobile phone scale and Pittsburgh sleep quality index. Finding of this study indicated that, out of 100 sample, 46% participants belonged to age group 20–21 years, and 54% of them were female. In terms of mobile phone dependence, 21% of students reported severe dependence in mobile phone, 35% students reported moderate dependence, 28% of students reported mild dependence, whereas only 16% students reported no dependence in mobile phone. Level of sleep quality was good for 37% students, whereas 63% of students had poor sleep quality. The correlation score between mobile phone dependence and sleep quality, indicate moderately positive correlation between mobile phone dependence & sleep quality. Occupation of father and presence of family problem are significantly associated with level of mobile phone dependence. Whereas the type of family significantly associated with level of sleep quality. Mobile phone dependence has been found to be an issuing public health problem. There is need to identify it early so as to generate enough awareness and plan educational/treatment interventions.

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Keywords

Engineering students, Mobile phone dependence, sleep quality.

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