The effect of nomophobic behavior of nurses working at surgical clinics on time management and psychological well-being

Bulbuloglu S., Ozdemir A., Kapikiran G., SARITAŞ S.

JOURNAL OF SUBSTANCE USE, vol.25, no.3, pp.318-323, 2019 (Journal Indexed in SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 25 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/14659891.2019.1692926
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF SUBSTANCE USE
  • Page Numbers: pp.318-323


Objective: This study examined the effects of nomophobic behaviors of surgical nurses on time management and psychological well-being.Background: Addicted use of smartphones in the working environment is a social disease defined as nomophobia.Methods: This is a descriptive and cross-sectional study. This study was conducted between December 2018 and March 2019 at a university hospital located in Turkey. 314 nurses who met the inclusion criteria formed the sample of the study.Results: A statistically significant relationship was found between the sub-dimensions of the Nomophobia Scale and psychological well-being (p < .05). The stepwise regression analysis, which was conducted to examine the effects of independent variables on the sub-dimensions of the scales, showed statistically significant correlations.Conclusions: Nomophobia prevents patients from communicating effectively with health professionals, leads to misunderstandings and reduces the amount of work per unit time and the quality of work.