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 The Journal of Korean Academic Society of Nursing Education 2012;18(1):141-148. Published online December 31, 2011.
 Factors of Video Display Terminal Syndrome in Elementary School Students Who Use Digital Textbooks SeoMoon, Gyeong-Ae;Kim, Eun-Young; 1College of Nursing, Korea University2Department of Nursing, Dong-A University 디지털교과서를 활용하는 초등학생의 VDT증후군 자각증상과 관련요인 서문경애, 김은영 1고려대학교 간호대학2동아대학교 간호학과 Abstract PurposeThe purpose of this study was to determine the factors associated with video display terminal (VDT) syndrome in students who use digital textbooks. Methods: A descriptive survey design was used, and 515 students were selected in 6 out of 20 designated as digital textbook research schools by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (MEST). Results: The subjective symptoms of VDT and their degree of severity in participants were similar to those in general students. Approximately 12.5% of the participants were classified as a potential risk group for VDT syndrome. In the potential risk group, the mean of the subjective symptoms of VDT was above normal ($2.53{pm}0.52$). Related factors were identified using logistic regression analysis and included being female (odds ratio [OR]= 2.57, p=.002), communication time with family (<30 min) (OR=2.70, p=.006),moderate satisfaction with school life (OR=2.57, p=.003),and dissatisfaction with school life (OR=14.92, p<.001). Conclusion: In order to prevent the occurrence of VDT syndrome in students, it is necessary to urgently establish a preventative program and monitor the use of digital textbooks. Key Words: Video Display Terminals, Child, Students, Primary School
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