Volume 16, Issue 48 (6-2015)                   Zanko J Med Sci 2015, 16(48): 1-9 | Back to browse issues page

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nasrollahi S, Shahsavari S, Salehi R, Abedi M, Sadeghi S, Hedayati Nia S et al . A Survey of Internet Addiction and its Related Factors in Students of Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences in 2014-15. Zanko J Med Sci 2015; 16 (48) :1-9
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Background and Aim: Nowadays internet has become a suitable instrument for knowledge transmission in educational processes and researches. Internet also is a fundamental and vital means of communication for millions of people in the world. Moreover, it’s a kind of recreational program and entertainment to fill leisure time. This dependence on the internet can be a factor to result in addiction to danger. Methods: This was a descriptive-analytical study. The present study included all students of Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences in 2014-2015. They formed the sample of 265 subjects (174 female and 91 male) from various medical students using stratified random sampling. SPSS 21 software and descriptive and inferential statistics (K2 and T_test) were used. Results: The results indicated that, 7.9% of students were addicted to the internet. Internet addiction in single students was significantly (p <0.05) higher than married students. More female students than male students were addicted to the internet (35.37% to 77.23% p <0.001). Conclusion: The results showed that marital status has a significant relationship with students' reliance on the Internet. At the same gender is a threat to Internet addiction. Therefore, this research can provide information to the university officials and experts to prepare and train students and motivate students to utilize the internet as less as possible to reduce the problem of adverse effects
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2015/02/5 | Accepted: 2015/05/14 | ePublished: 2015/07/2

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