Internet Addiction in Adolescents A Systematic Review of Nursing Studies

Özparlak A., Karakaya D.

JOURNAL OF PSYCHOSOCIAL NURSING AND MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES, vol.58, no.3, pp.47-63, 2020 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


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.