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A Descriptive Study to Assess the Effect of Habitual Usage of Mobile Phone on the Sleep Quality among Adolescents in Selected Colleges, Chennai


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Background: Smartphone has become an indispensable part of our day to day living due to its countless advantages. This habituated the people to become more dependent on mobile phones especially the adolescent age group. They become addicted to mobile technology which in turn declines their cognitive function , academic performance and a poor sleep pattern.

Objective: The purpose/intention of the study is to assess the sleep disturbances due to the use of mobile phones especially in the night among adolescents.

Materials & Method: A descriptive study conducted on students from selected arts and science colleges in Chennai. The sample size was 100 adolescents selected through simple random sampling technique. Mobile phone use questionnaire, Modified Pittsburgh sleep quality index (PSQI) were used to Assess the Effect of Habitual Usage of Mobile Phone on the Sleep Quality.

Results: The results revealed that most of them (38%) received text messages every night, majority of them (43%) sent text messages every night . Majority of them (55%) have experienced sleep latency and sleep disturbances (atleast once a week), most of them (53%) had varied sleep duration. This study analyzed that use of mobile phone every night is significantly associated with quality of sleep at P < 0.001 (highly significant).

Conclusion: This study findings shows that habitual usage of mobile phones during night especially after lights are out invariably affects the sleep quality among adolescents.

Background: Smartphone has become an indispensable part of our day to day living due to its countless advantages. This habituated the people to become more dependent on mobile phones especially the adolescent age group. They become addicted to mobile technology which in turn declines their cognitive function , academic performance and a poor sleep pattern. Objective: The purpose/ intention of the study is to assess the sleep disturbances due to the use of mobile phones especially in the night among adolescents. Materials & Method: A descriptive study conducted on students from selected arts and science colleges in Chennai. The sample size was 100 adolescents selected through simple random sampling technique. Mobile phone use questionnaire, Modified Pittsburgh sleep quality index (PSQI) were used to Assess the Effect of Habitual Usage of Mobile Phone on the Sleep Quality Results : The results revealed that most of them (38%) received text messages every night, majority of them (43%) sent text messages every night . Majority of them (55%) have experienced sleep latency and sleep disturbances (atleast once a week), most of them (53%) had varied sleep duration. This study analyzed that use of mobile phone every night is significantly associated with quality of sleep at P &#60; 0.001 (highly significant) Conclusion: This study findings shows that habitual usage of mobile phones during night especially after lights are out invariably affects the sleep quality among adolescents.
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R. Sandhya
Assistant Professor, Faculty of Nursing, Dr. M.G.R. Educational and Research Institute, Chennai, India
T. Sujitha Jebarose
Assistant Professor, Faculty of Nursing, Dr. M.G.R. Educational and Research Institute, Chennai, India

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Background: Smartphone has become an indispensable part of our day to day living due to its countless advantages. This habituated the people to become more dependent on mobile phones especially the adolescent age group. They become addicted to mobile technology which in turn declines their cognitive function , academic performance and a poor sleep pattern.

Objective: The purpose/intention of the study is to assess the sleep disturbances due to the use of mobile phones especially in the night among adolescents.

Materials & Method: A descriptive study conducted on students from selected arts and science colleges in Chennai. The sample size was 100 adolescents selected through simple random sampling technique. Mobile phone use questionnaire, Modified Pittsburgh sleep quality index (PSQI) were used to Assess the Effect of Habitual Usage of Mobile Phone on the Sleep Quality.

Results: The results revealed that most of them (38%) received text messages every night, majority of them (43%) sent text messages every night . Majority of them (55%) have experienced sleep latency and sleep disturbances (atleast once a week), most of them (53%) had varied sleep duration. This study analyzed that use of mobile phone every night is significantly associated with quality of sleep at P < 0.001 (highly significant).

Conclusion: This study findings shows that habitual usage of mobile phones during night especially after lights are out invariably affects the sleep quality among adolescents.

Background: Smartphone has become an indispensable part of our day to day living due to its countless advantages. This habituated the people to become more dependent on mobile phones especially the adolescent age group. They become addicted to mobile technology which in turn declines their cognitive function , academic performance and a poor sleep pattern. Objective: The purpose/ intention of the study is to assess the sleep disturbances due to the use of mobile phones especially in the night among adolescents. Materials & Method: A descriptive study conducted on students from selected arts and science colleges in Chennai. The sample size was 100 adolescents selected through simple random sampling technique. Mobile phone use questionnaire, Modified Pittsburgh sleep quality index (PSQI) were used to Assess the Effect of Habitual Usage of Mobile Phone on the Sleep Quality Results : The results revealed that most of them (38%) received text messages every night, majority of them (43%) sent text messages every night . Majority of them (55%) have experienced sleep latency and sleep disturbances (atleast once a week), most of them (53%) had varied sleep duration. This study analyzed that use of mobile phone every night is significantly associated with quality of sleep at P &#60; 0.001 (highly significant) Conclusion: This study findings shows that habitual usage of mobile phones during night especially after lights are out invariably affects the sleep quality among adolescents.


DOI: https://doi.org/10.37506/v11%2Fi1%2F2020%2Fijphrd%2F194146