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RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN “NOMOPHOBIA” AND MATERIAL ADDICTION “CIGARETTE” AND FACTORS AFFECTING THEM
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  • gökçe İŞCAN,
  • Funda Yildirim Bas,
  • Yavuz Özcan,
  • Canan Özdoğancı
gökçe İŞCAN
Süleyman Demirel Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi
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Funda Yildirim Bas
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Yavuz Özcan
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Canan Özdoğancı
Süleyman Demirel Üniversitesi Araştırma ve Uygulama Hastanesi
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Abstract

Abstract Objective: Since technological devices used for communication affect communication between people, Nomophobia is a disorder of a new age. In this study, we discuss the relationship between nomophobia and smoking addiction and the factors affecting them. Methods: The Demographic Information Form and Nomophobia Scale (NMP-Q), ıf they were smoking we applied the Fagerström Test for Nicotine Dependence (FTND) Scales were directed among students (N = 641) at Süleyman Demirel University studying Medicine, Dental, Nursing, and Physiotherapy departments in the 1st and 4th grades. Mann-Whitney U, Kruskal Wallis test to compare the scores of the variables with more groups. Correlation analysis was performed between the NMP-Q and Fagerström Test for Nicotine Dependence scores by Spearman correlation. Bonferroni test applied as Post Hoc test for multiple comparisons of groups. Results: In our study, 267 (42,6%) of participants who had nomophobia refuse to be dependent and smartphone addiction level was found to be 99.69 for all students.Responses were received from 73,2% (n=469) female and 26,8% (n=172) male participants. There is no significant difference between smokers in terms of factors in nomophobia (p>0.05). Total score of the questionnaire (p<0.01*) by gender and averages scores of women were higher in all mentioned sub-dimensions and total scores. Conclusions: In our study, there was no correlation between nomophobia and cigarette addiction due to the low number of smokers participating in our survey. Therefore, new conflicts with wider audiences are needed to examine the relationship between these two addictions Keywords: Nomophobia, Smartphone Addiction, Cigarette, Addiction What’s Already Known About This Topic? All addictions trigger each other. Here, we examined the effects of these two addictions on each other. ’What does this article add? There are not many studies on the effects of nomophobia and smoking addiction on each other. People should be careful about these two addictions.

Peer review status:Published

05 Oct 2020Submitted to International Journal of Clinical Practice
06 Oct 2020Submission Checks Completed
06 Oct 2020Assigned to Editor
09 Oct 2020Reviewer(s) Assigned
11 Oct 2020Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
21 Oct 20201st Revision Received
23 Oct 2020Submission Checks Completed
23 Oct 2020Assigned to Editor
23 Oct 2020Reviewer(s) Assigned
30 Oct 2020Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
02 Nov 2020Editorial Decision: Accept
07 Nov 2020Published in International Journal of Clinical Practice. 10.1111/ijcp.13816