|Title:||Compulsive gaming in secondary school students from five peruvian cities: Usage and addiction to the Pokémon GO game|
|Alternative Titles:||Juego compulsivo en estudiantes de secundaria de cinco ciudades peruanas: Uso y adicción al juego Pokemon GO|
|Authors:||Mejia, Christian R.|
Mena, Lienneke S.
Mogollón, César A.
Hernández-Calderón, Edgardo N.
Aguilar-Fernández, Andrés M.
Chacon, Jhosselyn I.
Tovani-Palone, Marcos Roberto
|Bibliographic citation:||Mejia, C., Mena, L., Mogollón, C., Figueroa, R...[y otros 7]. (2019). Compulsive gaming in secondary school students from five peruvian cities: Usage and addiction to the Pokémon GO game [Juego compulsivo en estudiantes de secundaria de cinco ciudades peruanas: Uso y adicción al juego Pokemon GO]. Electronic Journal of General Medicine, 16(5), 1-8. http://dx.doi.org/10.29333/ejgm/114664|
|Abstract:||Introduction: Some years ago, the Pokémon GO game became incredibly popular. However, no studies on the subject have been conducted in Peru involving vulnerable populations, such as adolescents. Objective: To determine if the number of hours playing the Pokémon GO game is associated with Internet and/or video game addiction, as well as to other factors in secondary school students from five Peruvian cities. Materials and methods: Cross-sectional, analytical, and multi-centric study, with a sample of 944 school students. General characteristics, including socio-educational aspects, and Internet and/or video game addiction were analyzed, as well as variables related to the use of the game, such as problems at home, with teachers, accidents, and theft. Results: We found statistical associations between the assessed variables and increased playing time. 409 (44%) students had an Internet addiction, 215 (23%) were addicted to video games, and 336 (49%) spent a significant number of hours per day playing Pokémon GO. A greater number of hours playing Pokémon GO was associated with having a video game addiction (prevalence ratio (PR): 1,33; 95% confidence interval (CI): 1.07-1.65), greater use of cell phone applications (PR: 1.02; 95% CI: 1.01-1.03), reprimand by parents (PR: 1.09; 95% CI: 1.02-1.18), and reprimand for arriving late to class (PR: 1.44; 95% CI: 1.07-1.18). On the other hand, students who played a greater number of video games used Pokémon GO by a lower number of hours (PR: 0,98; 95% CI: 0.97-0.99), adjusted by the respondent ́s location. Conclusion: Higher usage levels of Pokémon GO were associated with having a video game addiction, greater use of phone applications, negative repercussions from parents, and reprimand for arriving late to class.|
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