Internet addiction, sleep and health-related life quality among obese individuals: a comparison study of the growing problems in adolescent health


Eliacik K., BOLAT N., Kocyigit C., Kanik A., Selkie E., Yilmaz H., ...More

EATING AND WEIGHT DISORDERS-STUDIES ON ANOREXIA BULIMIA AND OBESITY, vol.21, no.4, pp.709-717, 2016 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 21 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s40519-016-0327-z
  • Journal Name: EATING AND WEIGHT DISORDERS-STUDIES ON ANOREXIA BULIMIA AND OBESITY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.709-717
  • Keywords: Health-related quality of life, Physical activity, Sleepiness, DISORDERED EATING ATTITUDES, SCHOOL-STUDENTS, COMPUTER USE, OVERWEIGHT, CHILDHOOD, ASSOCIATION, RELIABILITY, DEPRESSION, BEHAVIORS, CHILDRENS
  • Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Background The rapid rise in the global prevalence of obesity suggests that environmental factors may be responsible. The increased use of technology is associated with increased rates of obesity due to declines in physical activity and significant sedentary life style. Internet addiction is also a growing health issue associated with diminished physical activity and poor sleep quality as well as various health problems. The purpose of this study was to determine associations between Internet addiction and adolescent obesity-related problems.