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Investigating the Prevalence of Internet Addiction in the Medical Students in Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences in 2015
Hatam Boostani1, Atie ChapariIlkhchi1 and Sara Naderi2*
1Faculty member of Psychiatry Group, Golestan Hospital, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz,, Iran
2Student Research Committee, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, Iran
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Dependence on the internet has been referred to as the modern addiction. The purpose of this study is to investigate the prevalence of internet addiction in the students of medicine in Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences and its relationship with demographic factors and students’ educational status in 2015. This is a cross-sectional descriptive analytic study was carried out on the 138 students of externship Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences in 2015. In order to gather the information, two questionnaires of demographic information and educational status and Young questionnaire were used. They were completed by the students in a self-reporting way and finally the data were analyzed statistically. The analyses were all done using SPSS v. 22. In this study, 114 individuals (82.6%) did not have internet addiction, 24 individuals (17.4%) had a slight internet addiction, and severe internet addiction was not observed in any one of the participants. There was seen a significant relationship between dependence on the internet and scientific use of the internet (P=0.01), Length of using personal weblog (P=0.01) and length of surfing the internet (P=0.001). There actual level of the prevalence of internet addiction in Iran is unknown but based on our study was 17.4% in southwest of Iran. It seems that the level of internet addiction in Iran is higher than the global average. Studying in this area requires larger population samples.

Keywords: Internet Addiction, Medical Student, Southwest of Iran, psychiatry.
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Hatam Boostani, Atie ChapariIlkhchi and Sara Naderi. 2016. Investigating the Prevalence of Internet Addiction in the Medical Students in Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences in 2015.Int.J.Curr.Res.Aca.Rev. 4(11): 41-51
doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.20546/ijcrar.2016.411.007