BACKGROUND: Problematic internet use is a growing problem in modern societies. Internet addiction (IA ) can be defined as a behavioral addiction between human and information technology-machine. Our aim was to identify IA among Palermo University nursing students by means of the Internet Addiction Test. METHODS: The study employed a cross-sectional study design. In April 2019 a survey was provided to students who attend daily lessons. The questionnaire was structured into two parts. The first section investigates on socio-demographic information, year of study, the perception of the economic and health status. In the second section of the questionnaire IAT was administered. A multivariable logistic regression model was used and adjusted Odds Ratios (aOR) are presented. RESULTS: The sample size consists of 413 students. Risk to have several problems due to the internet is significantly associated with the following independent variables: male gender (aOR 1.77, 95% CI : 0.89-3.52,); being single (aOR 3.14, 95% CI : 1.31-7.55); third year of study (aOR 2.99, 95% CI : 1.27-7.05,); to be student off-site (aOR 2.80, 95% CI : 1.07-7.36); low perceived health status (aOR 3.19, 95% CI : 1.52-6.67). CONCLUSIONS : Even though generally lower prevalence has resulted from our study in comparison with different geographical areas, IA is confirmed as an emerging problem among the young population of our Region, potentially threatening the health among university students.

Santangelo O.E., Provenzano S., Raia D.D., Alagna E., Giordano D., Terranova A., et al. (2019). Internet addiction in nursing students. MINERVA PSICHIATRICA, 60(3), 124-128 [10.23736/S0391-1772.19.02019-3].

Internet addiction in nursing students

Santangelo O. E.;Provenzano S.;Raia D. D.;Firenze A.
2019

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Problematic internet use is a growing problem in modern societies. Internet addiction (IA ) can be defined as a behavioral addiction between human and information technology-machine. Our aim was to identify IA among Palermo University nursing students by means of the Internet Addiction Test. METHODS: The study employed a cross-sectional study design. In April 2019 a survey was provided to students who attend daily lessons. The questionnaire was structured into two parts. The first section investigates on socio-demographic information, year of study, the perception of the economic and health status. In the second section of the questionnaire IAT was administered. A multivariable logistic regression model was used and adjusted Odds Ratios (aOR) are presented. RESULTS: The sample size consists of 413 students. Risk to have several problems due to the internet is significantly associated with the following independent variables: male gender (aOR 1.77, 95% CI : 0.89-3.52,); being single (aOR 3.14, 95% CI : 1.31-7.55); third year of study (aOR 2.99, 95% CI : 1.27-7.05,); to be student off-site (aOR 2.80, 95% CI : 1.07-7.36); low perceived health status (aOR 3.19, 95% CI : 1.52-6.67). CONCLUSIONS : Even though generally lower prevalence has resulted from our study in comparison with different geographical areas, IA is confirmed as an emerging problem among the young population of our Region, potentially threatening the health among university students.
Santangelo O.E., Provenzano S., Raia D.D., Alagna E., Giordano D., Terranova A., et al. (2019). Internet addiction in nursing students. MINERVA PSICHIATRICA, 60(3), 124-128 [10.23736/S0391-1772.19.02019-3].
File in questo prodotto:
File Dimensione Formato  
19.pdf

Solo gestori archvio

Tipologia: Versione Editoriale
Dimensione 835.38 kB
Formato Adobe PDF
835.38 kB Adobe PDF   Visualizza/Apri   Richiedi una copia

I documenti in IRIS sono protetti da copyright e tutti i diritti sono riservati, salvo diversa indicazione.

Utilizza questo identificativo per citare o creare un link a questo documento: http://hdl.handle.net/10447/402317
Citazioni
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.pmc??? ND
  • Scopus 1
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.isi??? 0
social impact