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Screen-based activities and physical complaints among adolescents from the Nordic countries

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Public Health, June 2010
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (94th percentile)

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Title
Screen-based activities and physical complaints among adolescents from the Nordic countries
Published in
BMC Public Health, June 2010
DOI 10.1186/1471-2458-10-324
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Authors

Torbjørn Torsheim, Lilly Eriksson, Christina W Schnohr, Fredrik Hansen, Thoroddur Bjarnason, Raili Välimaa

Abstract

A positive association between time spent on sedentary screen-based activities and physical complaints has been reported, but the cumulative association between different types of screen-based activities and physical complaints has not been examined thoroughly. The cross-sectional association between screen-based activity and physical complaints (backache and headache) among students was examined in a sample of 31022 adolescents from Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Iceland and Greenland, as part of the Health behaviour in school-aged children 2005/06 (HBSC) study. Daily hours spent on screen-based activities and levels of physical complaints were assessed using self-reports. Logistic regression analysis indicated that computer use, computer gaming and TV viewing contributed uniquely to prediction of weekly backache and headache. The magnitude of associations was consistent across types of screen based activities, and across gender. The observed associations indicate that time spent on screen-based activity is a contributing factor to physical complaints among young people, and that effects accumulate across different types of screen-based activities.

Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 1%
United States 1 1%
Papua New Guinea 1 1%
Australia 1 1%
Unknown 82 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 18 21%
Student > Master 16 19%
Student > Bachelor 14 16%
Researcher 6 7%
Other 5 6%
Other 17 20%
Unknown 10 12%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 23 27%
Nursing and Health Professions 16 19%
Psychology 10 12%
Social Sciences 8 9%
Sports and Recreations 6 7%
Other 9 10%
Unknown 14 16%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 30. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 29 April 2018.
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#498,548
of 12,867,507 outputs
Outputs from BMC Public Health
#500
of 8,765 outputs
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#10,986
of 197,654 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Public Health
#1
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