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PBS. 2014; 4(1): 14-9

Evaluation of coping strategies of male patients, being treated in internet addiction outpatient clinic in Turkey

Ömer Şenormancı, Ramazan Konkan, Oya Güçlü, Güliz Şenormancı.


Objective: The purpose of this study is to compare the coping strategies of male internet addicts with a healthy control group.
Methods: Fifty male patients presented to our internet addiction outpatient clinic who were clinically diagnosed as internet addict and 50 healthy male without internet addiction who had similar sociodemographic characteristics have been included in the study. The patients were assessed by sociodemographical and clinical interview form, the Internet Addiction Test (IAT), the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI), and the Coping Inventory (COPE).
Results: The mean daily duration of internet use, IAT scores, and BDI scores in the study group were significantly higher than those of the control group (p

Key words: internet addiction, coping strategies

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