publication . Article . 2016

Investigation on Internet addiction disorder in adolescents in Anhui, People’s Republic of China

Chen, Yan; Kang, Yaowen; Gong, Weizhi; He, Lianping; Jin, Yuelong; Zhu, Xiaoyue; Yao, Yingshui;
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  • Published: 01 Aug 2016 Journal: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment, volume 12, pages 2,233-2,236 (issn: 1176-6328, eissn: 1178-2021, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Dove Medical Press
Background and aim The purpose of this study was to describe the characteristics and prevalence of Internet addiction (IA) in adolescents so as to provide a scientific basis for the communities, schools, and families. Methods We conducted a survey by randomized cluster sampling on 5,249 students, grades ranging from 7 to 12, in Anhui province, People’s Republic of China. The questionnaire consisted of general information and IA test. Chi-square test was used to compare the status of IA disorder (IAD). Results In our results, the overall detection rate of IAD and non-IAD in students was 8.7% (459/5,249) and 76.2% (4,000/5,249), respectively. The detection rate of...
Medical Subject Headings: education
free text keywords: Original Research, adolescents, addictive behavior, Internet, health surveys
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