Adicción a los teléfonos inteligentes en adolescentes tras la pandemia por la COVID-19

Translated title of the contribution: Smartphone addiction in adolescents after the COVID-19 pandemic

Bladimir Becerra-Canales, Edgar Hernández-Huaripaucar, Domizbeth Becerra-Huamán, Carmen Laos-Anchante, María Dávalos-Almeyda, María José Cevallos-Cárdenas, Jeny Del Rio-Mendoza

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Introduction: The COVID-19 pandemic brought with it changes in human behavior and psychic conditions that affect mental health. Objective: Estimate smartphone addiction in female adolescents after COVID-19 pandemic. Methods: Cross-sectional study, conducted during November to December 2022, in a public educational institution in Ica, Peru. A total of 581 adolescents participated and answered a questionnaire with general variables and the Smartphone Addiction Scale. A descriptive and multivariate statistical analysis was applied using Poisson family generalized linear models to evaluate the association between variables. Results: Of the participants, 21.7% revealed addiction to smartphones and 48.7% were at high risk of dependence on these devices. Family conflicts at home (adjusted prevalence ratio-RPa = 1.41; 95% confidence interval-CI: 1.00-1.99) and feelings of shame (RPa = 1.44; 95% CI: 1.01-2.03), were associated with higher smartphone addiction. However, feelings of sadness, anxiety or depression and feeling rejected by society showed an unadjusted association. Conclusions: Smartphone addiction and risk for this disorder is high in adolescent girls; there are general variables amenable to modification that could diminish such a behavioral condition induced or potentiated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Translated title of the contributionSmartphone addiction in adolescents after the COVID-19 pandemic
Original languageSpanish
Article numbere023010141
JournalRevista Cubana de Medicina Militar
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1 Oct 2023

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