Investigation of Zahedan University of Medical Sciences Students’ Views on the Impact of Information Technology on Students’ Mental Health

Mehdipour, Yousef and Babasoltani, Fatemeh (2015) Investigation of Zahedan University of Medical Sciences Students’ Views on the Impact of Information Technology on Students’ Mental Health. Journal of Health and Biomedical Informatics, 1 (2). pp. 143-147. ISSN 2423-3498

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Abstract

Introduction: At present, the widespread use of information technology in various aspects of life is considered necessary. Although the benefits of information technology has brought widespread access to information, but have several threats to various aspects of human life, including culture, language, mental health, and morality. This study examined the impact of information technology on students’ mental health in Zahedan University of Medical Sciences (ZAUMS) in 2014. Method: In this descriptive, cross-sectional study, 125 students of ZAUMS participated. Data were collected via questionnaire that its reliability and validity was confirmed, and data analysis was performed using SPSS.v16. Results: The most students used the internet and internet skills were higher in boys than girls. The study also revealed that married men more than women, using the internet in neurological conditions for little to calm themselves. In the depression and nervousness conditions, married men students (Mean of 2.33) more than women students are using the internet. Conclusion: The results showed that students had symptoms due to computer games ,such as fatigue, backache, pain in hand, fist, neck, shoulder and feet and muscle stiffness. Therefore, it was suggested that effects of internet and computers should be presented via TV and other media to students and their families.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Information Technology, Mental Health, Student,
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RZ Other systems of medicine
Depositing User: simin salehi nejad
Date Deposited: 16 Jan 2016 11:22
Last Modified: 16 Jan 2016 11:22
URI: http://eprints.kmu.ac.ir/id/eprint/24501

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