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1- social determinants of health Research center , Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences- Yazd , Iran
2- Social determinants of health research center , Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences- Yazd , Iran
3- Ph.D. Student in Research, Research Center for Health Services Management, Institute of Futures Studies in Health, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman
4- student mechanical, university of Science and Arts -Yazd, Iran
5- social determinants of health Research center , Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences -Yazd, Iran
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Aim: Nowadays, the Internet is considered as an appropriate means of transferring knowledge in education and research processes. However, overusing the Internet may cause addiction. This problem may increase as the Internet usage increases. This paper attempted to study the Internet addiction among the students of Yazd universities. Methods: This research was a cross-sectional study conducted among 238 students of Yazd University Medical Sciences and 245 students of Yazd Payam-e-Noor University. The data were collected using the Internet Addiction Questionnaire introduced by Young. To analyze data, several statistical operations were conducted, including mean, percentage, Chi-square, Spearman’s correlation coefficient, Chi-two, and linear regression. Findings: Among the addicted students, 51% were from Payam-e-Noor University and 49% were from the University of Medical Sciences. Descriptive statistics also revealed that 51% of the addicted students were female and 67% of them were unmarried. Getting news and using e-mail services were mostly reported the Internet usages. Conclusion: Comparing with the previous studies, the Internet addiction has increased among the students of Yazd universities. This problem needs more concise investigation, and educational and counseling planning to reduce the Internet abuse.
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Received: 2015/04/4 | Accepted: 2014/06/1 | Published: 2015/04/10

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