Assessment of Selfie addiction among undergraduate medical Students

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2022-12-31

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https://doi.org/10.47203/IJCH.2022.v34i04.007

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Selfie, Narcissm, Selfitis, Psychosocial Effect

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Background: Selfie’ means “A photograph that one has taken of oneself or a self portrait photograph typically taken with a smart phone or digital camera and shared via social media”. Considering the dependency on Internet and selfie taking behavior among professional students, the study was undertaken. Aims and Objective- to determine the demographic profile of selfie users and different variables related to selfie taking and posting and its association with risky dangerous selfie. Material and Methods: A cross-sectional study conducted among 220 undergraduate medical students were using smartphone. Data was collected and analyzed using SPSS version 21. Results: Male students of middle class family of urban areas were more involved in taking selfie. Females were comparatively spending more time (2-3 hrs) on Internet (X2 =19.494 and p = .001).Total 14% students were taking 3-5 selfie and posted on social media(Statistically significant,X2 =7.882,p =0.019). 19(8.63%) participants admitted of taking dangerous selfie of which male 13(14.0%) more than female 06(8.4%).  Conclusion: Age and gender affects the number of selfies one clicks. This is developing a new mental disorder ‘selfitis’ as well as desire to take dangerous selfie. There is need of health awareness programme, IEC regarding importance of healthy life style.

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Nath S, Kumar R, Nath M. Assessment of Selfie addiction among undergraduate medical Students. Indian J Community Health [Internet]. 2022 Dec. 31 [cited 2023 Feb. 6];34(4):489-94. Available from: https://iapsmupuk.org/journal/index.php/IJCH/article/view/2448

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