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RAJIV GANDHI UNIVERSITY OF HEALTH SCIENCES, BENGALURU, KARNATAKA

SYNOPSIS PROFORMA FOR REGISTRATION OF
SUBJECT FOR DISSERTATION

MS. CHINTU JOSE
CHILD HEALTH NURSING
I YEAR MSC NURSING
YEAR 2011-2012

SJB COLLEGE OF NURSING
BENGALURU-560060

RAJIV GANDHI UNIVERSITY OF HEALTH SCIENCES, BENGALURU, KARNATAKA. ANNEXURE-1

SYNOPSIS PROFORMA FOR REGISTRATION OF SUBJECT
FOR DISSERTATION

1.NAME OF THE CANDIDATE AND ADDRESSMs. CHINTU JOSE
1 ST YEAR M.Sc. NURSING
SJB COLLEGE OF NURSING,
BENGALURU-60.
2.NAME OF THE INSTITUTIONSJB COLLEGE OF NURSING,
BGS HEALTH AND EDUCATION CITY
KENGERI, BENGALURU-60.
3.COURSE OF STUDY AND SUBJECT1ST YEAR M.Sc. NURSING

CHILD HEALTH NURSING
4.DATE OF ADMISSIONTO COURSE24 /10 /2011

5.
TITLE OF TOPIC“A STUDY TO EVALUATE THE EFFECTIVENESS OF STRUCTURED TEACHING PROGRAMME ON KNOWLEDGE REGARDING COMPUTER INDUCED SYNDROME AMONG ADOLESCENTS IN A SELECTED PRE UNIVERSITY COLLEGE, BENGALURU.

6. BRIEF RESUME OF INTENDED WORK
“Prevention is better than cure”
INTRODUCTION
The period between childhood and adulthood that is, 12 – 19years is known as adolescence.1 According to the census of 2010, out of the total world’s population, one in every five people is an adolescent. In India, the adolescent comprises of more than one fifth of the total population.2 This period is encompassed by alterations in physical, psychological, and social development. During this developmental stage, more time is spent with peers and adults to face the variant social environment where more conflicts arise.1The psychosocial development of children and the youth today is embedded in a media society.3 An increasing exposure of the younger generation to media is a worldwide phenomenon. Recent advances in computer science have led to an increase in computer use worldwide. Estimated number of users has risen above 1.7 billion in 2009.Computer use is widely spread among children and adolescents who use computers for studying, communicating, playing and searching information.4 Though computers have made things so much fast and simple, they have brought with them new problems related to health. According to National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, around 50-90% of the all computer users experience one of the diseases such as damaged eyesight, bad posture, arthritis in fingers and computer stress injuries which is resulted by sitting in one position for a prolonged period of time. But the medical consequences are not considered by them.5 Frequent computer related activities increase the risk of neck-shoulder and low back pain in adolescents. Excessive computer use is related to obesity among them. Some research findings have demonstrated that optimum use of computer have positive effects on cognitive skills, intelligence and school performance and on the other hand, excessive use of computer have negative effects such as musculoskeletal pain, vision problems, weight gain, sleep disturbances and strain injuries. There is substantial evidence that excessive computer use is associated with negative consequences on physical and psychological well-being of children and adolescents.4 It is known that adequate sleep is crucial for mental health, normal growth and development. Insufficient sleep is associated with impairments such as decreased attention, impulsivity, behavioural problems and low school performance. Insomnia has a negative impact on physical interpersonal and psychological functioning of adolescents.4A study published in the "Journal of Applied Physiology" says that the brightness of a computer monitor throws off a person's biological clock by preventing the production of melatonin. With less melatonin, a person is more likely to have problems falling asleep at night. The study also found that a person's body temperature increases while sitting in front of a computer...
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