Published: 2021-09-27

Relationship between internet gaming disorder and insomnia among medical college students of Kanchipuram district, Tamil Nadu

Karthikeyan E., Prasan Norman, Thirunaaukarasu D., Geetha M., Hareesh Kumar


Background: Excessive online gaming poses a big problem among the growing generation. It leads to poor quality of sleep among students.

Methods: It is a cross-sectional study done among medical college students of a tertiary care hospital, Kanchipuram district, Tamil Nadu for a period of 6 months (May to October 2019). 376 students participated in this study. Data was collected using self-administered questionnaire containing IGDS9-SF and ISI scales. Data was analysed using SPSS version 21.

Results: Of the 376 participants, 220 (58.51%) were males and 156 (41.49%) were females. Prevalence of internet gaming disorder (IGD) was 4.25%. Among the 376 participants, 73(19.4%) had moderate severity insomnia. Correlation was significant between internet gaming and insomnia severity.

Conclusions: The result of the study shows that prevalence of IGD was low among medical college students in the Kanchipuram district and there was medium correlation between IGD and insomnia.



IGD, Insomnia, Prevalence, Medical students

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