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Personal characteristics related to the risk of adolescent internet addiction: a survey in Shanghai, China

Jian Xu1, Li-xiao Shen1, Chong-huai Yan1*, Howard Hu26*, Fang Yang3, Lu Wang4, Sudha Rani Kotha37, Li-na Zhang5, Xiang-peng Liao1, Jun Zhang1, Feng-xiu Ouyang1, Jin-song Zhang1 and Xiao-ming Shen1

Author Affiliations

1 Xinhua Hospital, MOE-Shanghai Key Laboratory of Children’s Environmental Health, Shanghai Institute for Pediatric Research, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, Shanghai, China

2 Environmental Health Department, School of Public Health, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA

3 Center for Global Health, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA

4 Biostatistics Department, School of Public Health, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA

5 Biostatistics Department, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, Shanghai, China

6 DALLA LANA School of Public Health, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada

7 Center for Global Health, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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BMC Public Health 2012, 12:1106  doi:10.1186/1471-2458-12-1106

Published: 22 December 2012

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Questionnaire and DRM-52 scale. Description of data: In this study, the questionnaire was used to collect adolescent information about individual, familial, and parent-adolescent relationships. DRM 52 Scale of Internet-use in Adolescents was applied to qualify the prevalence of adolescent internet addiction in Shanghai and to assess the related psychological symptoms of adolescent internet addiciton. We used the Chinese questionnaire and scale in our study. But for peer review, we submitted both the Chinese edition and English edition (translated).

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