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Journal:   YAFTEH   WINTER 2016 , Volume 17 , Number 4 (66); Page(s) 62 To 74.
 
Paper: 

STUDY OF RELATIOSHIP BETWEEN THE INTERNET ADDICATION AND GENERAL HEALTH OF STUDENTS OF LORESTAN UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES IN 2013

 
 
Author(s):  FARHADINIA MASOUD, MALEKSHAHI FARIDE*, JALILVAND MANIYA, FOROUGHI SAEID, REZAEI SIMIN
 
* LORESTAN UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES
 
Abstract: 

Background: The Internet addiction refers to the excessive or unreasonable and pathological use of the Internet which leads to the social consequences, including public health.The aim of this study was to determine the relation ship between the Internet addiction and general health in students of Lorestan university of medical sciences in 2013.
Material and Methods: This descriptive analytic study. was carried out on 240 (BSc,MSc and medical) students of Lorestan university of medical sciences randomly selected using Yang Internet addiction and the Goldberg general health questionnaire. Data was analyzed by use of independent statistics and SPSS software v.18.
Results: The results show that there was a significant correlation between the Internet addiction and yeneral health in students of Lorestan university of medical sciences (r=- 0.471, p>0.001). Based on our findings, 85% of the students were normal but 15% were at risk.
Conclusion: Considering the destructive effects of the Internet addiction on students' health dimensions, control and supervise the Internet use among university students and education about the harmful effects of the Internet it seem necessary.

 
Keyword(s): THE INTERNET ADDICTION, GENERAL HEALTH, STUDENTS
 
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