Volume 6, Issue 3 ( Iranian Journal of Ergonomics 2018)                   Iran J Ergon 2018, 6(3): 33-42 | Back to browse issues page

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Babamiri M, Haidari Moghaddam R, Ghasemi F, Ghaffari M, Razee M, Bandeh Ellahi K et al . Addiction to Social Networks and Online Games: A Wrists’ Pain Survey in Students. Iran J Ergon. 2018; 6 (3) :33-42
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PhD Student of Ergonomics, School of Public Health, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan, Iran , amortezapour258@gmail.com
Abstract:   (5134 Views)
Background and Objectives: Nowadays, the use of the Internet among students has become widespread. Addiction to virtual networks and online games can have various consequences, including the threat of musculoskeletal system in these people. The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of addiction to social networks and online games on students’ wrist pain.
Methods: This study was conducted among 665 students. Data collection was done through three questionnaires of problematic use of online games, social networking addiction and Nordic musculoskeletal disorders. Data were compared by Chi-square and independent T-test and finally, logistic regression model was presented at a significant level of 0.05.
Results: The results showed that social network and online game addiction can increase the risk of pain in the wrists. Sex had a significant impact in the effect of social network addiction on pain in the wrist. Other results of the present study are the not significant differences in the age and level of education of the participants in the prevalence of wrist pain.
Conclusion: It can be stated that there is a likelihood of a relationship between social network and online game addiction with wrist pain. Therefore, due to high prevalence of this addiction among students, appropriate planning should be taken to reduce complications and injuries, especially in the wrist area of them. 

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Type of Study: Applicable | Subject: Special
Received: 2018/09/20 | Accepted: 2018/11/29 | ePublished: 2018/12/26

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