International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Psychiatry | India | Volume 13 Issue 5, May 2024 | Rating: 5.5 / 10

Level of Nomophobia Among the Nursing Students of Selected Training Institute of Maharashtra in the View to Develop an Informational Booklet

Divya Sunny Martina [2] | Khushboo Singh [3] | Tanushree Mitra | Sijo K Thomas

Abstract: Introduction: Excessive use of mobile phones leads to the development of symptoms suggestive of dependence syndrome. Mental, physical and psychological health is impacted by excessive mobile phone dependence. Individual with Nomophobia when they lose their mobile phones or run out of battery and network, they become terrified and irritated. They also undergone sleep disturbances, anxiety, depression, headache, memory loss, deficits in attention. It has an impact on social life, individual behaviour and success. Aim: Assess the level of Nomophobia among the nursing students of selected training institute of Maharashtra and find the association between the level of Nomophobia and the selected socio demographic variables. Methods: Cross sectional descriptive survey design study from 04 Dec 2023 - 18 Dec 2023. Data was collected from 110 samples by Non - Probability Convenience Sampling. Results: Most of the participants 54.5% had moderate level of Nomophobia and 36.3% had mild level of Nomophobia and only 9.1% had severe level of nomophobia. There was a statistically significant association between frequency of smartphone usage and level of Nomophobia (p=0.05) using Chi - Square test, as increasing the frequency of smartphone usage was associated with increase in severity of Nomophobia whereas there was no significant association with other socio - demographic variables detected. Conclusion: Approximately half of Nursing students had moderate Nomophobia whereas one - third of them had Mild level of Nomophobia. It was also found that in college students Nomophobic behaviours increased as the duration or frequency of checking the mobile phone daily increased.

Keywords: Nomophobia, Knowledge, Nursing students, Informational Booklet

Edition: Volume 13 Issue 5, May 2024,

Pages: 1760 - 1763

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