Vol. 4, Issue 2 (2019)
The relationship of cell phone and degree of nomophobia: A literature based narrative review
Author(s): Amit Das, TK Sheshaadhiri
Abstract: Introduction: Gradually people becomes so dependent and addictive to cell phones but they became unaware of the darker side of the cell phone. All those compulsive behaviour, phantom vibrations leads to one thing Nomophobia a modern fear of being unable to communicate and study suggest that adolescent are the one who is most vulnerable to nomophobic manifestations. Method: A comprehensive systematic search of published literature and journal articles from PubMed, EBSCOHOST, Delnet, Microsoft academics, Elsiever’s Science-Direct data repository was done. Search strategy specific to each data repository was used. During initial search 2134 titles were retrieved and after screening of 621 articles, finally 7 research articles were selected based on the inclusion criteria. Result: Out of 5 articles, Ist claim Adolescents were intensive cell phone users and analysis showed a statically significant association with cell phone dependence & depression. IInd study suggest a strong increased in anxiety over time when cell phone was restricted. IIIrd study compile that compulsive usage of smart phone and techno stress are positively related to psychological traits. IVth study results showed majority of the respondent who used the phone intensively and headache were found significantly more often to the people who talk more frequent and long in comparison with others. Vth article results showed that there was a significant inverse relationship between mental health and habitual behaviours such as Dependency, Addiction, and Incontinence in using mobile phone. Conclusion: This review conclude that there be an intensified effort to understand cell phone usage and nomophobia symptoms but future qualitative studies is needed to understand and develop strategic approaches which met the need of different age groups.
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