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J Urmia Nurs Midwifery Fac 2016, 14(2): 136-144 Back to browse issues page
THE RELATIONSHIP OF CELL PHONE OVERUSE WITH PSYCHOPATHOLOGY OF SLEEP HABITS AND SLEEP DISORDERS IN UNIVERSITY STUDENTS
Dr. Akbar Atadokht
Assistant Professor University of Mohaghegh Ardabili , ak_atadokht@yahoo.com
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Received: 15 Jan, 2016; Accepted: 11 Mar, 2016

Abstract

Background & Aims: Proper sleep quality is essential for physical and mental health, and it is associated with many negative outcomes. The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between students’ cell phone overuse and their sleep habits and sleep disorders.

Materials & Methods: In this descriptive- correlational study, 400 students (50% male and 50% femal) have been selected from university students of Mohaghegh Ardabili in 2012-2013. The students completed a researcher made demographic questionnaire, Cell Phone Overuse Scale (COS) and the Pittsburg Sleep Quality Index (PSQI). The data were analyzed by Pearson Correlation Coefficient, and multivariate regression analysis on SPSS-16 software (p<0.05). 

Results: Results showed that the most common sleep problem was disability in sleep (69.75%) and cell phone overuse has positive relationship with bedtime and awakeness time, awakness duration before sleep, subjective sleep quality, delay in sleeping, sleep disturbance and  daily dysfunction (p<0.05). Regression results also indicated that cell phone overuse explains between 12-29% of sleep habits and sleep disorder variances in students.

Conclusion: These results showed the necessity of double attention of health profesionals in order to prevent the adverse effects of cell phone overuse as a risk factor of sleep health, and promotion of students biopsychosocial health.

Keywords: Cell phone overuse, Sleep, Sleep disorders, Sleep habits
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Atadokht A. THE RELATIONSHIP OF CELL PHONE OVERUSE WITH PSYCHOPATHOLOGY OF SLEEP HABITS AND SLEEP DISORDERS IN UNIVERSITY STUDENTS. J Urmia Nurs Midwifery Fac. 2016; 14 (2) :136-144
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