Pattern of Mobile Phone usage and its Association with Stress among University Students in Delhi NCR
Keywords:Mobile Phone, Stress, University Students
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
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).
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