Pattern of Mobile Phone usage and its Association with Stress among University Students in Delhi NCR

Authors

  • Bandana Dobhal
  • Meghna Badola
  • Anima Dikshit
  • Aanchal Anant Awasthi
  • Neha Taneja
  • Rajiv Janardhanan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijphrd.v12i3.16031

Keywords:

Mobile Phone, Stress, University Students

Abstract

Background: There is a constant concern that the pattern of mobile phone usage may have harmful effects
on physical and mental health of people. There is insufficient evidence regarding this potential risk.Hence,
our objective is to study the pattern of mobile phone usage and it’s association with stress among university
students.
Methods: A cross sectional study was carried out among 185 students in a private university in Noida, UP.
Data was collected using a structured questionnaire. Perceived stress scale (PSS) was used for measuring
stress level. Descriptive statistics was used to explore data. Chi-square test was used to study the association
between categorical variable. A p-value of less than 0.05 was considered to be statistically significant.
Result and Conclusion: There were 62.2% females and 37.8% males. Low stress symptoms were reported by
17.8% students, moderate 74.6% and high stress in 7.6% students. We concluded that there was Asymptotic
significance between stress and using mobile phone for more than 180 minutes in a day(p=0.001), checking
phone in between sleep(p=0.004), burning eye sensation(P=0.025) and mobile phone addiction(P=0.001).

Author Biographies

Bandana Dobhal

MPH Student, Laboratory of Disease Dynamics & Molecular Epidemiology

Meghna Badola

MPH Student, Laboratory of Disease Dynamics & Molecular Epidemiology

Anima Dikshit

MPH Student, Laboratory of Disease Dynamics & Molecular Epidemiology

Aanchal Anant Awasthi

Assistant Professor, Laboratory
of Health Data Analytics & Visualization Environment Laboratory

Neha Taneja

Assistant Professor, Laboratory of Disease
Dynamics & Molecular Epidemiology,

Rajiv Janardhanan

Director & Head, Laboratory of Disease Dynamics & Molecular
Epidemiology, Laboratory of Health Data Analytics & Visualization Environment Laboratory, Laboratory
of Analytical Bio-Surveillance and Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Amity Institute of Public Health, Amity
University Uttar Pradesh, Noida, India

Published

2021-05-17

How to Cite

Bandana Dobhal, Meghna Badola, Anima Dikshit, Aanchal Anant Awasthi, Neha Taneja, & Rajiv Janardhanan. (2021). Pattern of Mobile Phone usage and its Association with Stress among University Students in Delhi NCR. Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development, 12(3), 16-25. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijphrd.v12i3.16031