Skip to main navigation menu Skip to main content Skip to site footer
×
Español (España) | English
Editorial
Home
Indexing
Original

Use of mobile devices in the promotion of health and well-being in young university students

By
Lidia Ysabel Pareja Pera ,
Lidia Ysabel Pareja Pera

Universidad Femenina del Sagrado Corazón (UNIFÉ), Facultad de Gestion Empresarial, Escuela Profesional de Contabilidad y Finanzas, Ciudad de Lima, Perú

Search this author on:

PubMed | Google Scholar
Roberto Carlos Dávila-Morán ,
Roberto Carlos Dávila-Morán

Universidad Continental (UC), Facultad de Ingeniería, Carrera de Ingeniería Industrial. Ciudad de Huancayo, Perú

Search this author on:

PubMed | Google Scholar
Juan Manuel Sánchez Soto ,
Juan Manuel Sánchez Soto

Universidad Peruana Los Andes (UPLA), Facultad de Ciencias Administrativas y Contables, Escuela de Administración y Sistemas. Ciudad de Huancayo, Perú

Search this author on:

PubMed | Google Scholar
Dimna Zoila Alfaro Quezada ,
Dimna Zoila Alfaro Quezada

Universidad César Vallejo (UCV), Facultad de Ciencias de la Salud, Carrera de Enfermería. Ciudad de Lima, Perú

Search this author on:

PubMed | Google Scholar
José Leonor Ruiz Nizama ,
José Leonor Ruiz Nizama

Universidad Nacional del Callao (UNAC), Facultad de Ingeniería Industrial y de Sistemas, Escuela Profesional de Ingeniería Industrial. Ciudad del Callao, Perú

Search this author on:

PubMed | Google Scholar
Rafael Alan Castillo-Sáenz ,
Rafael Alan Castillo-Sáenz

Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola (USIL), Facultad de Ciencias Empresariales, Carrera de International Business. Ciudad de Lima, Perú

Search this author on:

PubMed | Google Scholar
Leonardo Velarde Dávila ,
Leonardo Velarde Dávila

Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas (UPC), Facultad de Negocios, Carrera de Administración. Ciudad de Lima, Perú

Search this author on:

PubMed | Google Scholar
Elvira García-Huamantumba ,
Elvira García-Huamantumba

Universidad Privada Norbert Wiener (UPNW), Facultad de Ingeniería y Negocios, Carrera de Administración y Negocios Internacionales. Ciudad de Lima, Perú

Search this author on:

PubMed | Google Scholar
Apolinar Saldaña Ponte ,
Apolinar Saldaña Ponte

Universidad Tecnológica del Peru (UTP), Facultad de Negocios, Carrera de Contabilidad. Ciudad de Lima, Perú

Search this author on:

PubMed | Google Scholar
Alexander Frank Pasquel Cajas ,
Alexander Frank Pasquel Cajas

Universidad Nacional Hermilio Valdizán (UNHEVAL), Escuela de Posgrado, Ciudad de Huánuco, Perú

Search this author on:

PubMed | Google Scholar

Abstract

Introduction: In the digital age we live in, mobile devices (DMs) have become a fundamental extension of our lives, and college students are no exception. Young university students are increasingly turning to their MD as multifunctional tools to address aspects related to their physical, emotional and social well-being.
Objective: To characterize the use of DM in the promotion of health and well-being in young university students.
Methods: The study is cross-sectional with a quantitative approach and a non-experimental design, basic type and descriptive level was adopted. The sample was census made up of 89 students from the Faculty of Health Sciences of a public university in Trujillo, Peru. To collect the data, the survey and the questionnaire were used.
Results: Regarding the use of DM, it was reported that 61.80% (55) specified a moderate level of use, 21.35% (19) a high level, and 16.85% indicated a low level. Therefore, the use of DM motivates them to maintain an active and healthy lifestyle, which may be essential to maintain a constant exercise routine.
Conclusions: It was possible to specify a moderate level in the use of DM, which suggests that they find a balance between the use of DM for activities such as monitoring physical activity, stress management, access to health information and participation in online communities related to health and wellness.

How to Cite

1.
Pareja Pera LY, Dávila-Morán RC, Sánchez Soto JM, Alfaro Quezada DZ, Ruiz Nizama JL, Castillo-Sáenz RA, Velarde Dávila L, García-Huamantumba E, Saldaña Ponte A, Pasquel Cajas AF. Use of mobile devices in the promotion of health and well-being in young university students. Salud, Ciencia y Tecnología [Internet]. 2023 Oct. 13 [cited 2024 Apr. 22];3:480. Available from: https://revista.saludcyt.ar/ojs/index.php/sct/article/view/480

The article is distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License. Unless otherwise stated, associated published material is distributed under the same licence.

Article metrics

Google scholar: See link

Metrics

Metrics Loading ...

The statements, opinions and data contained in the journal are solely those of the individual authors and contributors and not of the publisher and the editor(s). We stay neutral with regard to jurisdictional claims in published maps and institutional affiliations.