Internet Addiction Disorder and Its Determinants among a Sample of Medical Students in Baghdad; 2017
Iraqi Postgraduate Medical Journal,
2019, Volume 18, Issue 1, Pages 68-75
Internet has become an important part of our daily life, despite a lot of beneficial services available
on the internet, excessive use may lead to negative consequences. College students are the most
at risk group
This research aimed at estimating the prevalence of internet addiction disorder and trying to find out
its determinants among Medical College Students in Baghdad..
PATIENTS AND METHODS:
This cross sectional questionnaire survey was conducted on a sample of Al-Kindy Medical College
Students in Baghdad using a self-administered questionnaire, information collected from 263 students
from April through May 2017.
The study showed that the Prevalence rate of internet addiction disorder among Al-Kindy Medical
College Students was 49 %.A statistically significant relation had been found between internet
addiction score and hours spent online daily, using social network applications and online games, and
daily hours spent online (p<0.05).
Internet addiction is common among Al-Kindy Medical College Students. Spending more hours
online per day, using social network applications and games were among the determinants of internet
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