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Influence of technological gadgets on health and lifestyle of medico

Subha Revathi K, Sushil Nair, Anitha Achuthan.


Abstract

Background: Technological gadgets have been a boon to us and will continue to do so in future. However, their excessive usage in times of stress has been a matter of concern, especially in case of the youth in recent times. It is important to understand the influences of technological gadgets on the health and lifestyle, which includes both mental and physical health and its implications on the lives of medicos.

Aims and Objectives: This study aims to study the influence of various technological gadgets on the health and lifestyle of medicos.

Materials and Methods: It involved the students of Chengalpattu Medical College who were assessed with a pre-tested and a framed questionnaire. Based on their answers, a statistical analysis was done.

Results: The results showed a positive correlation between the duration and purpose for which the gadget was used and the health and the lifestyle of the medicos.

Conclusion: Technological gadgets though necessary do have an influence in health and lifestyle of medicos in a negative direction which could be attributed to overuse.

Key words: Health; Influence; Lifestyle; Technological Gadgets






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