Patterns of influence of electronic devices on lifestyle and health of young adults

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The Russian National Research Medical University named after N.I.Pirogov, Moscow

Ostrovitianov, 1, Moscow, 117997, Russia; ur.umsr@vs_avolekram

About paper

Author contribution: Milushkina OYu, Skoblina NA — academic advising, manuscript writing; Markelova SV — data acquisition, literature review, manuscript writing, preparing the article for publication.

Compliance with ethical standards: the study was approved by the Ethics Committee of the Pirogov Russian National Research Medical University (protocol № 203 dated 20 December 2020).

Received: 2023-12-22 Accepted: 2024-04-06 Published online: 2024-05-08

High demand for electronic devices used both for educational purposes and during leisure time among the representatives of younger generation is reported. Inadequate development of skills related to the safe use of electronic devices results in impaired daily routine and eating pattern, impairs the quality and duration of sleep, contributes to the development of internet addiction, determines the risk of health problems in users, and provides the basis for the development of prevention programs to be used at the population, group, and individual levels. The paper summarizes the data on the influence of electronic devices on the lifestyle and health of young adults. The review of scientific papers published in the international and Russian databases (E-Library, PubMed, Cyberleninka) in 2019–2023 is provided. The accumulated knowledge about the adverse effects of electronic devices on health will make it possible to use the findings to search for effective preventive measures and plan further scientific research.