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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 183-187

Gadgets it's use and stress on lifestyle


Department of Community Medicine, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences (Deemed to be University), Sawangi(Meghe), Wardha, Maharashtra, India

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Dr. Nikhil Dhande
Department of Community Medicine, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Sawangi (Meghe), Wardha - 442 001, Maharashtra
India
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DOI: 10.4103/jdmimsu.jdmimsu_37_20

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Introduction: Technology can be referred as assortment of tools, including machinery, change, adjustment, and procedures. Technology changes the resources that present naturally into goods that can be consumed by people and which can be used by the society. IT has invented gadgets that are attracting the focus of the present generation. Due to such Innovative devices and services , the youth has become addicted towards these devices in large number. Long-term obsession to technology can lead to psychological problems such as insomnia, irritability, and depression. Sudden depression, loss of self-confidence, and problems in concentrating in studies are often symptoms of Internet addiction. Objectives: (1) To examine the time spent by the students with their technological devices. (2) To study the motive of using these electronic gadgets by the students. (3) To study the effects of the obsessive use of the tech-gadgets and services on mental health and lifestyle of students. (4) To examine the effects of technological gadget usage on the physical health of the students. Material and Methods: The selection of the study area was purposive one. For the analysis of the data, both the quantitative and qualitative methods were used. The study was conducted in DMIMS and AVBRH. All the undergraduate students in the age group of 18–22 years and postgraduate in the age group of 24–28 years at the time of record were included in the study. Observations: Sixty-six percent of the total students are spending more than 6 h/day with their technological devices. Sixty-six percent of the students are spending their time on gadgets for the purpose of entertainment and and remaining 18% of the time they are spending for the purpose of study. About 65% of the students obtained high dependency score. Fifty-two percent for the students spending 4–6 h of their time on gadgets have hearing problems. 68.18% of the students who spend 4–6 h of their time on gadgets had vision problems. 52.27% of the students who spend >6 h of their time on gadgets have sleep problems. 71.97% of the students who spend >6 h of their time on gadgets have neck and shoulder problems. Conclusion: The scientific world is changing rapidly. To be in the same pace as that of this change is definitely a challenging task. Therefore, one must know how to exercise control and know what is priority and what is not at a specific time. About 65% of the students obtained high dependency score. Fifty-two percent for the students spending 4–6 h of their time on gadgets have hearing problems. 68.18% of the students who spend 4–6 h of their time on gadgets had vision problems. 52.27% of the students who spend >6 h of their time on gadgets have sleep problems. 71.97% of the students who spend >6 h of their time on gadgets have neck and shoulder problems.


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