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Authors : Dr. Rajesh G Konnur, Soumya Kuriakose.

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 Volume 3 Issue 10

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Background: The global social media usage rate is rising in these years. According to Global Digital Report (2018); the number of internet, social media and mobile phone users is increasing 4-13 percent year by year. Few other studies show that, when the usage rate inflates from the limit levels that leads to mental, physical and social problems in a person. Objectives: (1) To assess the intensity of physical health problems due to prolonged social media use in mobile phones among staff nurses. (2) To assess the intensity of psychological health problems due to prolonged social media use in mobile phones among staff nurses. (3) To assess the intensity of social health problems due to prolonged social media use in mobile phones among staff nurses. (4) To associate the findings with demographic variables.  Methodology: The Quantitative Research Approach, in which Non-Experimental Descriptive Research Design with Convenience Sampling technique was used on 70 staff nurses of selected hospitals of Patna district of Bihar. Tool was the Likert scale for impact assessment. The collected data is analyzed using Descriptive and Inferential statistics.  Major Findings: In this study, 20 % of the samples were having minimal health impacts, 77.15 % had moderate health impacts; where 2.85% had serious impact and no one were having very serious impacts. While associating the obtained impact score with the demographic variables, only ‘the hours of social media use’ became Significant and all the other demographic components became Non- Significant.  Conclusion: The findings of the study showed that, nurses are under less threat than other population. This is because of their hectic working hours; they are getting very less time to spend on social media. Even though social media use has bad effects, complete abstinence of social media is also not good. And the most notable feature of the study is, majority of the sample set is having moderate health impacts. This can be considered as a sign of hope in one sense and in another sense, an indicating factor of the possibility of occurrence of complex health issues.
Keywords:- Social Media, Staff Nurses, Health Impacts