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Depression and internet addiction in students

(2018) Depression and internet addiction in students. Annals of Tropical Medicine and Public Health. S211. ISSN 17556783 (ISSN)

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Abstract

Background: depression is fourth leading cause of disease burden in both sex and it is the first cause of disease burden in women in Iran. Depression in college students is more common than the general population and they are considered as high risk group for internet addiction. .This study examines the relationship between internet addiction and depression in the students. Materials and methods: In a cross sectional study, questionnaires included (BDI-II & Internet Addiction Scale (IAS).) distributed among 150 students who intended to participate in the study. The relationships between variables examined by SPSS 20 using t-test and Pearson's correlation coefficient. Results: There was a significant correlation between internet addiction and depression (p<0/001; r=0/222). 21℅ of subjects have mild, 18/3 have moderate and 17/6 have severe depression.5.9 of samples have mild internet addiction. There was significant correlation between average number of hours of Internet usage and BDI-II and IAS scores of students. Independent sample t-test revealed that there were no significant differences in BDI-II and IAS scores in both sex and also marriage status of samples. Conclusion: There was a significant correlation between internet addiction and depression scores, average number of hours of Internet usage related to depression and internet addiction than students that have some depression should be evaluated on internet addiction vice versa © 2018 Medknow. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Depression Depressive disorders Internet Addiction University students adult Article Beck Depression Inventory correlation analysis cross-sectional study disease severity female high risk population human Internet Addiction Scale major clinical study male rating scale university student
Divisions: Education Vice-Chancellor Department > Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery > Department of Nursing
Page Range: S211
Journal or Publication Title: Annals of Tropical Medicine and Public Health
Journal Index: Scopus
Volume: 5
Number: Specia
ISSN: 17556783 (ISSN)
Depositing User: خانم موهبت شیوخی
URI: http://eprints.larums.ac.ir/id/eprint/237

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