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| Published: September 23, 2018

Dependence of Teenage and Adult Population over the Smartphone and Internet Services In a Tertiary Care Hospital

Mr. Suyog Wagh

Medical Student, MIMER Medical College, MUHS Nashik University, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Dr. S J Kulkarni

Assistant Professor, Department of Community Medicine, MIMER Medical College, MUHS Nashik University, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Dr. S V Chincholikar

Professor and HOD, Department of Community medicine, MIMER Medical College, MUHS Nashik University, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.074/20180603

DOI: 10.25215/0603.74

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Background: Today digital devices and internet has become an integral part of our life. The information is available at the swipe of the finger. The vast spectrums of services are now offered by digital devices and internet such as communication, banking, education, shopping etc. People are now becoming more and more dependent on digital devices and internet which are used as transactive memory. Aims and Objectives: 1. To study the dependence of subjects on digital devices 2. To compare these effects across different variables. Material and Methods: A cross sectional study was carried out in a tertiary health care hospital. The sample frame consisted of a) Medical students as teenagers and b) staff of a tertiary health care centre as adult population. All study participants   were permanent residents of the semi-urban area. Final sample size consisted of 245 medical students and 245 staff members of a tertiary health care centre. Results: Students use more internet and are more comfortable with digital devices than adults. Almost 75% of study participants prefer internet for seeking information while 60 % of participants were of the opinion that digital devices are extension of brain capacity. Conclusions: Both teenager and adult population are dependent on digital devices and internet, but the dependency of teenagers is much more than that of the adults

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Mr. Suyog Wagh @ 2018 Wagh, S, Kulkarni, S. J & Chincholikar, S. V

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

18.01.074/20180603

10.25215/0603.74

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Published in   Volume 06, Issue 3, July-September, 2018