Author(s): Praveen Subravgoudar


DOI: 10.5958/2454-2660.2021.00029.6   

Address: Praveen Subravgoudar
Associate Professor, D. Y Patil College of Nursing, Kolhapur.
*Corresponding Author

Published In:   Volume - 9,      Issue - 1,     Year - 2021

Nomophobia promotes the development of mental disorders, personality disorders, as well as problems in people’s self-esteem, loneliness, and happiness, especially in the younger population. All of this has a great impact on health, which has negative repercussions on other aspects of life such as study and work, by creating a strong dependence on mobile technology, affecting professional practice by provoking constant distractions. In addition, it is influencing the relationships and interactions between individuals, producing a distance and isolation from the physical world. This modern disorder increases, in turn, the fear of losing immediate access to any information and communication with others, which raises the indicators concerning depression, anxiety, anger, aggressiveness, stress, nervousness, emotional stability, and sleep disorders. Likewise, nomophobia presents a direct and significant link with internet use, social network dependence, and anxiety. Due to these factors, it is considered a digital disease, whose risk factor of suffering is increased in the youth population, between 12 and 18 years old, and those subjects whose personality tends to be emotionally dependent. In this technological spectrum, the Internet cannot be forgotten as a technology whose access has been enhanced with the expansion of mobile devices. This has caused addictions to both mobile telephony and Internet access. These new addictions, typical of the digital era, tend to proliferate in economically developed regions, where citizens have the resources and means to have the necessary technology.

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Praveen Subravgoudar. Nomophobia : A Review. Int. J. Nur. Edu. and Research. 2021; 9(1):115-119. doi: 10.5958/2454-2660.2021.00029.6

Praveen Subravgoudar. Nomophobia : A Review. Int. J. Nur. Edu. and Research. 2021; 9(1):115-119. doi: 10.5958/2454-2660.2021.00029.6   Available on:

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