Acta Scientific Neurology (ASNE) (ISSN: 2582-1121)

Research Article Volume 7 Issue 4

Dysfunctional Breathing Among Smartphone-Using College Students

Kalpana AP1* and Kannabiran B2

1Professor, KMCH College of Physiotherapy affiliated to the Tamil Nadu, Dr.MGR Medical University, India
2Professor, RVS College of Physiotherapy affiliated to the Tamil Nadu, Dr.MGR Medical University, India

*Corresponding Author: Kalpana AP, Professor, KMCH College of Physiotherapy affiliated to the Tamil Nadu, Dr.MGR Medical University, India.

Received: February 06, 2024; Published: March 20, 2024


Background: The Internet has been an integral part of the college students. Nowadays kids are starting to use smartphones. The duration of use of smartphones significantly impacts the physical and mental well-being of an individual. Biomechanical and physiological factors affect the pattern of breathing in smartphone users.

Purpose: The purpose of the study was to find the presence of dysfunctional breathing among smartphone-using college students.

Methodology: The study design was observational study design. 100 college students who have been using smartphones for not less than a year were recruited randomly and were given the Nijmegen questionnaire and self-evaluation of the breathing questionnaire.

Result: 44% of male students and 55% of female students with an average age of 23 years participated in the study. The average years of smartphone use by respondents were 7 years and 2 months and 4 hours 40 minutes per day. 30% of them had mild neck pain. NQ: The average score of the Nijmegen questionnaire was 11 out of 64 and 10% had symptoms often and very often. SEBQ: The average score of the Self-evaluation of breathing questionnaire was 0.99 and 6% had symptoms occasionally 4% had symptoms frequently.

Conclusion: Dysfunctional breathing is not significantly present among smartphone-using college students though few respondents reported symptoms of dysfunctional breathing.

 Keywords: COVID-19; Internet; Breathing


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Citation: Kalpana AP and Kannabiran B. “Dysfunctional Breathing Among Smartphone-Using College Students”. Acta Scientific Neurology 7.4 (2024): 39-42.


Copyright: © 2024 Kalpana AP and Kannabiran B. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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