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Khazir Z, Amirzade-Iranaq M, Niksima S, Zareipour M. The Mobile Phone Use Status and Its Relationship with Students’ Demographic Characteristics of Yazd University of Medical Sciences. Health Educ Health Promot 2020; 8 (3) :161-166
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1- Department of Health Education and Promotion, School of Public Health, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences, Yazd, Iran
2- Universal Network of Interdisciplinary Research in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Universal Scientific Education and Research Network, Tehran, Iran
3- Preventive Medicine and Public Health Research Center, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
4- Health System Research Unit, Urmia Health Center, Urmia University of Medical Sciences, Urmia, Iran , z.morad@yahoo.com
Abstract:   (1987 Views)
Aims: Mobile phone use has become increasingly popular among university students. Therefore, the present study aimed to investigate the status of mobile phone use among university students and its relationship with demographic characteristics.
Instruments & Methods: In this cross-sectional study conducted in 2016, 272 students of Yazd University of Medical Sciences were selected using a stratified random sampling method. The data collection tools included demographic information and excessive mobile phone use questionnaire. The data were analyzed by SPSS 16 software using Mann-Whitney and Kruskal-Wallis tests.
Findings: There was no significant relationship between students' age, gender, education level, and residence place with mobile phone use total score (p>0.05). However, there was a significant relationship between the variables of cigarette smoking, coffee consumption, and listening to music before bedtime with the mobile phone use total score among university students (p<0.05). Moreover, there was a significant relationship between the education level of university students’ parents and mobile phone use score (p<0.05).
Conclusion: High value of adequate and correct education of students towards Internet and social media addiction, in addition to increase the level of media literacy are critical issues to consider in this regard.
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Article Type: Original Research | Subject: Health Promotion Setting
Received: 2020/05/26 | Accepted: 2020/07/21 | Published: 2020/09/20
* Corresponding Author Address: Health System Research Unit, Urmia health center, Urmia University of Medical Sciences, Urmia, Iran. Postal code: 5713759184

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