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Dr. Rakesh M

Email: rakeshm468@gmail.com


Post Graduate,

Department of Community Medicine,

JSS Medical College, JSS Academy of Higher Education and Research Mysuru- 570015


Background: The internet has quickly become a part of our lives, impacting every part of our existence. Its use has expanded beyond simply being a communication tool and a source of information. The objective of the study is to assess the prevalence of Internet addiction among the Undergraduate medical students of Mysuru.

Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted among 255 medical students of a Tertiary care Hospital, Mysuru for three months from September 1st to November 30th,2023. Data was collected using a semi-structured questionnaire. The semi-structured questionnaire covered details of demographic data and twenty questions of the Internet Addiction Test. Data were entered into MS Excel and analyzed using SPSS Version 26.0.

Results: The prevalence of severe internet addiction was found to be 0.4 %, moderate addiction was found to be 27.8%, mild addiction was found to be 71.8% and there were no normal users. It was also found that 27.8% of males and 43.9 % of females have mild internet addiction, 14.9% and 12.9% have moderate internet addiction and 0.4% of females have severe internet addiction and there was no association between gender and internet addiction.

Conclusion: Increased awareness of this issue among college professors and students is necessary, as is the development of a comprehensive program for students, to identify individuals who are at risk of developing an internet addiction before it becomes pathological.

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JSS Academy of Higher Education & Research

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Internet, addiction, prevalence, communication

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