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Farhadini M, Malekshahi F, Jalilvand M, Foroughi S, Rezaii S. Study of relatioship between the Internet addication and general health of students of Lorestan university of medical sciences in 2013. yafte. 2016; 17 (4) :62-74
URL: http://yafte.lums.ac.ir/article-1-2143-en.html
Lorestan University of Medical Sciences
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Background: The Internet addiction refers to the excessive or unreasonable and pathological use of  the Internet which leads to the social consequences, including public health.The aim of this study was to determine the relation ship between  the Internet addiction  and general health in students of Lorestan university of medical sciences in 2013.

Material and Methods: This descriptive analytic study. was carried out on 240 (BSc,MSc and medical) students of Lorestan university of medical sciences randomly selected using Yang Internet addiction and the Goldberg general health questionnaire . Data was analyzed by use of independent statistics and SPSS software v.18.

Results: The results show that  there was a significant correlation between the Internet addiction    and yeneral health in students of Lorestan university of  medical sciences ( r=- 0.471, p>0.001). Based on our findings, 85% of  the students were normal but 15% were at risk.

Conclusion: Considering the destructive effects of the Internet addiction on students' health dimensions, control and supervise the Internet   use among university students and  education about the harmful effects of the Internet it seem  necessary.

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Received: 2016/02/20 | Accepted: 2016/02/20 | Published: 2016/02/20

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