TO STUDY THE PATTERN AND PERCENTAGE OF INTERNET ADDICTION IN FIRST YEAR MEDICAL STUDENTS

Dr Vaishali Bansode, Dr Sachin Mulkutkar

Abstract


Life seems impossible without internet nowadays. From booking autos and taxis to ordering food online and shopping with online transaction has become today’s lifestyle. So we conducted this study to understand pattern and percentage of internet addiction in first year medical students. Materials and methods : A cross  sectional study was conducted using semi-structured proforma along with Young’s internet addiction scale on 83 participants. Result: Out of 83 students, we found only 3 students (3.61 %) were addict, 10 (12.05 %) were over users, 56 (67.47%) were average users and 14 (16.87%) were using internet less than the average persons.


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