Investigation on Mobile Phone Addiction and Sleep Quality of Nursing Undergraduates
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Yan Huang, Zehua Zhang, Chunyu He, Taifeng Xiong
Objective: To investigate the relationship between mobile phone addiction and sleep quality among Nursing undergraduates. METHODS: 419 nursing students in Chengdu Medical College were investigated by using the Mobile Phone Addiction Index (MPAI) and Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI) in April 2009, including 127 freshmen, 109 sophomores, 116 juniors and 59 senior students, 355 female nursing students and 56 male nursing students. Results: There were significant differences in the detection rate of mobile phone addiction between grade group and gender group. The detection rate of mobile phone addiction in female students was significantly higher than that in male students. With the increase of grade, the detection rate of mobile phone addiction gradually increased, and the difference was statistically significant (P < 0.01). The overall detection rate of sleep problems was significantly different in grade groups (P < 0.01), but there was no significant difference in gender groups (P > 0.05). MPAI was weakly correlated with PSQI in general, with a correlation coefficient of 0.4 < R < 0.6. Conclusion: Mobile phone addiction can easily lead to the decline of sleep quality. Strengthening the classified management of campus network and the management of students’ bedtime can promote students' healthy use of mobile phones and improve their sleep quality.
Mobile Phone Addiction Index; Sleep Quality