International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 3, Issue 4, Part J (2017)
Symptomatic health issues of using mobile phones for extended periods: study with young adults
Mobile phone, which is today considered to be a necessity by most people is supposed to be harmful to health. In this study we investigated the association between the duration and quantity of cell phone use with visual disturbance, tingling sensation of the face, dizziness, headache, burning sensation to the face, burning sensation to the ear, sense of warmth around /behind the ear, unusual drowsiness, loss of memory and difficulty in concentration in young adults pursuing medical, nursing and engineering studies in Mangalore. A total of 518 volunteers consisting of 455 health care students and 63 engineering students enrolled willingly and filled the questionnaire the study. The participants indicated the presence of at least one symptom associated with the number of years (p < 0.003) and between the length of conversation with headache (p< 0.03) and sense of warmth around the ear (p < 0.02). Based on these results we conclude that long term or excessive use of mobile phones should be avoided.
How to cite this article:
Faizan M Kalekhan, Rayeesa Louis Palatty, Raees Tonse, Romith Periera, Suresh Rao, Manjeshwar Shrinath Baliga. Symptomatic health issues of using mobile phones for extended periods: study with young adults. Int J Appl Res 2017;3(4):652-657.