Internet Addiction in Adolescents: A Systematic Review of Nursing Studies (2020)

J Psychosoc Nurs Ment Health Serv. 2020 Jan 22:1-11. doi: 10.3928/02793695-20200115-01.

Özparlak A, Karakaya D.


Nursing studies related to internet addiction in adolescents were assessed in the current systematic review. Six databases were searched, and 35 studies were included. Internet addiction was found to have negative effects on adolescents’ mental, psychosocial, and physical health, with 43.4%, 43.4%, and 8.8% of studies, respectively, examining these variables. Nursing practices to support adolescents’ mental, psychosocial, and physical health should be planned and implemented and outcomes researched. [Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services, xx(x), xx-xx.].

PMID: 31971599

DOI: 10.3928/02793695-20200115-01