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Comparison of sleep habits and digital media usage in 3-6 year old healthy and children with amblyopia in children referred to Minoodar Health Center in Qazvin. Summer 2018

Ahmadi, Nafiseh (2018) Comparison of sleep habits and digital media usage in 3-6 year old healthy and children with amblyopia in children referred to Minoodar Health Center in Qazvin. Summer 2018. Masters thesis, Qazvin university of medical sciences/Qazvin/Iran.

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ABSTRACT Objective: Amblyopia is a decreased of visual aquity without any primary organic disfunction due to refractive errors or strabismus and physical disorders in the childhood. Using television and other digital media as well as insufficient sleep are the important cause of decrease visual acuity in children. The aim of this study was to comparison between healthy and amblyopic three to six-year-old children sleep habit and the use of digital media in Qazvin minodar health centers. Materials and Methods: In this descriptive-analytic study conducted in summer 2018, three to six-year-old children with amblyopia who had been referred to Qazvin minodar health centers were selected and were compared with healthy children regarding sleeping habits and using digital media as well as demographic caracteristics. Finally, data of this study were analysed using SPSS software. Results: 184 children, including 129 (70.1%), were ophthalmologically healthy and 55 (29.99%) of the children with amblyopia were enrolled in the study. The results of this study showed that the relationship between parent's education and work, sleep time, disturbing the child from sleeping in the dark, talking, walking, and teething of the child in bed, as well as dreaming of the child from sleep by seeing the nightmare with the child's amblyopia were not statistically significant (P >0.05). Also, the results of this study showed that the relationship between the number of days of watching television per week and the amblyopia was not statistically significant (P <0.05). The number of days the child used with the computer was significantly more in children with amblyopia in compare to healthy children, and children with amblyopia were significantly more hours to play with computer (P <0.05). Conclusion: the result of this study showed that the relationship between awaking the child in the midnight, sleeping during 20 minuttes agter going to bed, the hours watching TV during the day, the number of days playing with computer, the hours of of playing with computer during the day and the number of days play sitting games with amblyopia was significant. Keywords: Amblyopia, Sleep, Digital Media

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: R Medicine > RJ Pediatrics
R Medicine > RJ Pediatrics > RJ101 Child Health. Child health services
Divisions: University Thesis > Faculty of Medicine
Depositing User: Medicine School Students
Date Deposited: 22 Dec 2018 05:41
Last Modified: 22 Dec 2018 05:41
URI: http://eprints.qums.ac.ir/id/eprint/8393

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