Effect of smartphone addiction on balance in Adults

Published: 29 April 2024| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/8pzcv6mwph.1
Diya Bist,


Balance, in the context of human physiology, refers to the ability to maintain postural stability and equilibrium while performing various tasks or activities. Smartphone technology is a creative development and chronic use of smartphones can significantly impact balance through various mechanisms. Smartphone dependency has surged notably among college students. The primary aim of the research was to investigate how smartphone addiction influences balance in young adults. Understanding the significance of the effect of smartphone addiction on balance may contribute to potentially compromising one's ability to maintain postural stability and respond effectively to balance challenges. Total of 75 young male and female adults are involved in this study. The negative correlation was found between smartphone addiction and dynamic balance, indicated by the right composite score (Spearman’s ρ = -0.843, p = 0.001) and left composite score (Spearman’s ρ = -0.788, p = 0.001) and negative associations between smartphone addiction and static balance, both under conditions of eyes open (ρ = -0.351, p = 0.002) and eyes closed (ρ = -0.254, p = 0.28). Excessive smartphone uses compromises both static and dynamic balance, emphasizing the urgent need to address smartphone addiction for improved overall well-being and reduced risk of falls.



Maharishi Markandeshwar Institute of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation


Observational Study, Posture, Correlational Research