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The prevalence of mesioangular impacted lower third molar among patients attending the polyclinic, Faculty of Dentistry, IIUM

Mustafa, Nazih Shaban and Kashmoola, Muhannad Ali and Abdul Qader, Omar Abdul Jabbar and Kamarulzaman Hassan, Fatin Bazlina and Ramli, Nur Diyana (2019) The prevalence of mesioangular impacted lower third molar among patients attending the polyclinic, Faculty of Dentistry, IIUM. Journal of International Dental and Medical Research, 12 (4). pp. 1463-1467. ISSN 1309-100X

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Abstract

Excessive use of internet by undergraduate students can be pathological which may result in internet addiction (IA) that has negative consequences such as decline in academic performance, social isolation and emotional disturbances. This study aims to assess pathological internet use and its association with psychological distress among dental students. A sample of 257 dental students from International Islamic University Malaysia participated in this study. Internet addiction was assessed using Chen Internet addiction Scale while the psychological distress was assessed using the 12-item General Health Questionnaire (GHQ-12). The prevalence of IA among dental students was found to be 29.2% while 12.5% were at higher risk for addiction. No significant differences in terms of gender and other socio-demographic factors were found. IA is significantly higher among students with poor social interaction and in those who are using internet for more than 40 hours per week. IA was significantly associated and positively correlated with psychological distress. IA is considerably high among dental students. Male and female students are equally affected. IA has a positive correlation with psychological distress symptoms

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 5815/82295
Uncontrolled Keywords: Internet addiction, Distress, Dental, Malaysia.
Subjects: R Medicine > RK Dentistry
R Medicine > RK Dentistry > RK529 Oral Surgery-General Works
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Dentistry
Kulliyyah of Dentistry > Oral Maxxilofacial Surgery & Oral Diagnosis
Depositing User: Assoc. Pro Muhannad Ali Kashmoola
Date Deposited: 18 Aug 2020 16:24
Last Modified: 18 Aug 2020 16:24
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/82295

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