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International Journal of Pediatrics and Neonatology

Vol. 6, Issue 1, Part A (2024)

Screen time habits in Pediatric age: An intervention in the context of health education

Author(s):

Helena Marques Da Silva, Helena Rebelo Martins, Rui Correia De Sá and Olenka Hahn

Abstract:

Introduction and Objectives: Inadequate screen exposure habits in pediatric age are associated with negative health outcomes. This study aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of an intervention program in modifying screen exposure habits among adolescents in Portugal.
Methods: A sample of 107 students participated in the study. Pre- and post-intervention questionnaires were used to collect data on screen exposure patterns and habits.
Results: The findings revealed a high prevalence of inadequate screen exposure habits among the participants. The intervention program resulted in positive changes in screen exposure habits. Participants reported a decrease of the screen devices in their bedrooms, reduced usage of multiple social networks, and increased adherence to rules at home. 
Discussion: These results underscore the importance of interventions aimed at promoting healthier screen habits. This work contributes to the existing knowledge on evidence-based strategies for promoting healthy screen exposure.
 

Pages: 29-32  |  102 Views  48 Downloads


International Journal of Pediatrics and Neonatology
How to cite this article:
Helena Marques Da Silva, Helena Rebelo Martins, Rui Correia De Sá and Olenka Hahn. Screen time habits in Pediatric age: An intervention in the context of health education. Int. J. Pediatr. Neonatology 2024;6(1):29-32. DOI: 10.33545/26648350.2024.v6.i1a.66
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