Effect of Aerobic Training and Mindfulness Therapy on Smartphone Addicted Young Individuals

Authors

  • Akshita Jain1 , Aashirwad Mahajan2

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijpot.v14i3.9660

Keywords:

Aerobic training, Mindfulness therapy, Smartphone addict young individuals, Smartphone Addict Scale (SAS).

Abstract

A comparative study on effect of Aerobic training and Mindfulness therapy on Smartphone addicted young

individuals.

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

addiction.

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).

Author Biography

Akshita Jain1 , Aashirwad Mahajan2

1 Physiotherapy Intern, 2 Asst professor, Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam College of Physiotherapy, Pravara Institute of

Medical Sciences, Loni, Ahmednagar, Maharashtra, India

Published

2020-07-22