Effect of Aerobic Training and Mindfulness Therapy on Smartphone Addicted Young Individuals
Keywords:Aerobic training, Mindfulness therapy, Smartphone addict young individuals, Smartphone Addict Scale (SAS).
A comparative study on effect of Aerobic training and Mindfulness therapy on Smartphone addicted young
Objective: To compare effect of aerobic training and mindfulness therapy on smartphone addicted young
individuals according to Smartphone Addiction Scale (SAS).
Methodology: A simple random sampling of 30 smartphone addicted young individuals between age
group of 18-25 years and were screened according to inclusion and exclusion criteria. They were divided
into two groups: Group A (Aerobic training) and Group B (Mindfulness therapy). The rate of addiction in
young individuals was assessed using the Smartphone Addiction Scale. the entire study was explained to the
individuals and written informed consent was obtained. Aerobic training was performed 4days/week for 6
weeks and mindfulness therapy was performed 2days/week for 6 weeks. The Smartphone Addiction Scale
score was taken before and after the intervention and results were analyzed.
Outcome measure: Smartphone Addiction Scale (SAS) was used for the purpose of measuring the rate of
Result: The comparison of pre to post intervention score of group A was statistically not significant (p=1.05)
and also the comparison of group B was statistically not significant (p=3.86)
Conclusion: The present study compares the effects of both aerobic training and mindfulness therapy on rate
of addiction and it concludes that both these interventions are similarly effective in reducing the addiction to
smartphone when assessed in terms of Smartphone Addiction Scale (SAS). There is no significant difference
in improvement with respect to aerobic training and mindfulness therapy according to the Smartphone
Addiction Scale (SAS).