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The purpose of this study was to consider the potential correlation between spinal and neck pain, depression, and college students’ time spent on a smart device. The problem is to understand rapid changes in technology use among college students, and how this may impact their health and wellbeing. As technology evolves, and most digital tasks are able to be performed within the palm of our hands. Health and wellbeing may be challenged in different ways. Though smart devices are used as a valuable resource for keeping up with daily advances, this also potentially places college students under a new risk which is unknown. Is there a correlation between frequency of technology use and most specifically smart devices and neck or spinal pain? Is there a correlation between the frequency of technology use and most specifically smart devices and depression? Is there a difference among students based on non-traditional and traditional students or gender between the frequency of technology use and most specifically smart devices and depression?
Cruz, Isaac, "Potential Negative Effects Toward Health and Well-Being in Relation to Smart Device Use" (2014). Posters. 18.
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