The Physical Health Impacts of Playing Habits Online Games on Students

Sinanto, Rendi Ariyanto and Tentama, Fatwa and Nur Djannah, Sitti (2020) The Physical Health Impacts of Playing Habits Online Games on Students. International Academic Research Journal of Internal Medicine & Public Health, 2 (2). pp. 40-45. ISSN 2709-3301

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Online games are accessed via the internet, and online games can make someone forget the time and addicted. The World Health Organization has categorized game addiction as a mental disorder, and game addiction has many adverse effects, primarily physical health. This study aims to determine the impact of physical health from the habit of playing online games. This study uses a qualitative method with a phenomenological approach. With the incidental sampling technique, this study involved six students who like to play online games. The instrument used was a human instrument with interview guidelines. The triangulation technique used was method triangulation, namely, by using a gaming addiction scale, and the analysis used was content analysis. All participants experienced online game addiction (100%), then the health impacts of playing games were fatigue and feeling dizzy. Besides that, participants have the risk of gastritis and urinary tract infections because they often delay eating and delay urinating. When playing the game, the participants do not want to leave the game because they are not satisfied and cannot control themselves while playing the game. For participants to be able to prioritize physical needs such as rest, eat, drinking, and urinating and defecating, participants can limit their hours of playing games to a maximum of two hours a day to reduce the risk of harmful health impacts.

Item Type: Artikel Umum
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Divisi / Prodi: Faculty of Public Health (Fakultas Kesehatan Masyarakat) > S2-Science in Public Health (S2-Kesehatan Masyarakat)
Depositing User: Dra Sitti Nur Djannah
Date Deposited: 03 Aug 2021 06:17
Last Modified: 03 Aug 2021 06:17

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