ISSN 2409-5834

TECHNOLOGY ADDICTION, SLEEP DISTURBANCE AND PHYSICAL INACTIVITY AMONG PSYCHIATRIC PATIENTS, A META ANALYSIS BASED STUDY

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1. Sayed Shahbal 2. Prof. Dr. Muhammad Tahir Khalily

Abstract

Technology addiction, sleep disturbance, and physical inactivity have emerged as critical concerns in the realm of psychiatric patient care. Understanding the intricate interplay between these factors is vital for enhancing patient well-being. Aim: This study conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis to investigate the relationships between technology addiction, sleep disturbance, and physical inactivity among psychiatric patients. Method: We meticulously selected and analyzed ten relevant studies. Through comprehensive data synthesis, we generated forest plots to visualize effect sizes, developed cone charts and box plots for outlier detection, assessed homogeneity using statistical methods, and performed sensitivity analyses to ensure the robustness of our findings. Results: Our meta-analysis revealed significant associations between technology addiction, sleep disturbance, and physical inactivity in psychiatric patients. However, we observed substantial heterogeneity among the included studies. Sensitivity analyses confirmed the reliability of our results. Subgroup analyses unveiled trends indicating variations among studies, which may be attributed to diverse patient populations, interventions, and measurement methods. Conclusion: This study underscores the complexity of addressing technology addiction, sleep disturbance, and physical inactivity in psychiatric patient care. Tailored interventions and holistic approaches that consider individual patient needs are essential for promoting overall well-being. By recognizing the multifaceted nature of these relationships, healthcare providers can enhance treatment strategies and contribute to the improved quality of life for psychiatric patients

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