The prevalence of phantom vibration/ringing syndromes and their related factors in Iranian’ students of medical sciences

Mohammadbeigi, A. and Mohammadsalehi, N. and Moshiri, E. and Anbari, Z. and Ahmadi, A. and Ansari, H. (2017) The prevalence of phantom vibration/ringing syndromes and their related factors in Iranian’ students of medical sciences. Asian Journal of Psychiatry, 27. pp. 76-80.

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Abstract

Background and aim Mobile phone abuse can cause pathologic stress that may lead to addictive behavior such as Phantom Vibration Syndrome (PVS) and Phantom Ringing Syndrome (PRS). The current study aimed to determine the PVS and PRS due to mobile phone use in students of Qom University of medical Sciences in Iran. Design Cross-sectional study. Participants The participants were 380 students selected by proportional stratified random sampling method in each stratum. Measurements Data were collected by a self-administered questionnaire and analyzed by descriptive and analytic statistical methods including t-test, chi square and analysis of variance. Findings The prevalence of PVS and PRS due to mobile phones in students of medical sciences was estimated to be 54.3% and 49.3%, respectively. PVS was higher in female students than in males while the PRS was higher in male students. There was a significant relationship between PVS and using social networks such as Viber, WhatsApp, and Line. In addition, a significant association was observed between PVS and friend-finding, chatting and entertainment. Conclusion Studies should be done in the future to assess the long-term complication of overusing mobile phones. In the current study, the prevalence of PVS and PRS in half of students is considerable

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: cited By 0
Uncontrolled Keywords: Iran, Medical students, Mobile phone, Phantom ringing, Phantom vibration, Smartphone, Syndrome
Subjects: W General medicine- Health professions
WA Public Health
Divisions: Faculty of Health > Department of Epidemiology
Depositing User: zahra bagheri .
Date Deposited: 19 Jun 2017 07:22
Last Modified: 28 Jun 2017 05:36
URI: http://eprints.skums.ac.ir/id/eprint/141

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