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Electronic Devices: Content Use and Health Effects in Saudi Female Nursing Students
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Volume 2, 2015
Issue 3 (May)
Pages: 21-27   |   Vol. 2, No. 3, May 2015   |   Follow on         
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Authors
[1]
Iman A. El Kiweri, Basic Science Department, College of Nursing, Jeddah, KSAU-HS, KSA.
[2]
Najoud A. Al Ghamdi, Basic Science Department, College of Nursing, Jeddah, KSAU-HS, KSA.
Abstract
This is a cross sectional study assessing ownership, time spent and content use of electronic devices and their association with health symptoms, sleeping habits, dependence and sociability. Results showed portable devices and mobile phones were owned by 92.4% and 95.9% of students respectively. Computers and mobile phones use of 1 - < 3 and >3 hours/ day was reported by 43.3% and 31.6% of students respectively. Audio, interactive and visual content use was reported by 90%, 67.8% and 56.6% of students respectively. Mild headache and poor sleeping quality was reported by 39.2% and 52% of students respectively. Dependence and sociability was reported by 77.2 % and 86 % of students respectively. Results show correlation between visual content use and headaches (p=0.02), between interactive use and ear symptoms (p= 0.03) also between dependence and audio use (p= 0.039). Significant correlation between the time spent using a mobile phone and sociability (p=0.01).
Keywords
Electronic Devices, Content Use, Health, Nursing Students
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