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Citation

Mak YW, Wu CS, Hui DW, Lam SP, Tse HY, Yu WY, Wong HT. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2014; 11(11): 11201-11219.

Affiliation

School of Nursing, the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong SAR, China. htwong@polyu.edu.hk.

Copyright

(Copyright © 2014, MDPI: Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute)

DOI

10.3390/ijerph111111201

PMID

25353062

Abstract

Screen viewing is considered to have adverse impacts on the sleep of adolescents. Although there has been a considerable amount of research on the association between screen viewing and sleep, most studies have focused on specific types of screen viewing devices such as televisions and computers. The present study investigated the duration with which currently prevalent screen viewing devices (including televisions, personal computers, mobile phones, and portable video devices) are viewed in relation to sleep duration, sleep quality, and daytime sleepiness among Hong Kong adolescents (N = 762). Television and computer viewing remain prevalent, but were not correlated with sleep variables. Mobile phone viewing was correlated with all sleep variables, while portable video device viewing was shown to be correlated only with daytime sleepiness. The results demonstrated a trend of increase in the prevalence and types of screen viewing and their effects on the sleep patterns of adolescents.


Language: en

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