Volume : 4, Issue : 9, SEP 2018

THE IMPACT OF SMART PHONE ADDICTION AMONG YOUNG PEOPLE ON THE NECK POSTURE IN COLLEGE STUDENTS.

DR.C.SHANTHI, DR.K.MADHAVI, DR.A.YAMUNA, DR.T.TRIVENI, DR. S.SADDAM HUSSAIN

Abstract

Background: Smart phones are becoming increasingly in dispensable in every daily life and offer a substantial variety of
mobile application for information, communication, education and entertainment purposes smart phone use reportedly
changes posture. However, neck posture is altered in smart phone users. To find out the level of smart phone addiction and its
relationship with neck posture in college students.
Methods: The study examined 100 Participants were recruited from SVIMS College of Physiotherapy, Tirupathi in the age
group of 19-22 years. Students were asked to fill a proforma with the questionnaires of Smartphone Addiction Scale (SAS),
Neck Disability Index (NDI) attached. Spearman correlation coefficient was used to correlate between the SAS and NDI
respectively.
Results: Correlation between NDI and SAS-SV is 0.896 (p=0.0001) significant. This model is significant with f=401.125
(p<0.0001).since r is very high and statistically significant it means this is not an occurrence by chance.
Conclusions: The study showed that musculoskeletal problems in neck posture can be seen in smartphone addicted students
which may be short term initially but may later lead to long term disability.

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