Document Type



Family Medicine


A cross sectional survey was conducted during August 2014 to October 2014, to identify the impact of cable television channels on lives of the people, in Karachi, Pakistan. Three hundred participants were selected through convenience sampling and a pre-tested structured questionnaire was used for data collection. Data was analyzed in SPSS version 19.0. About 15% of participants were more than 40 years. About 62% were females in the study sample. Regression analysis showed that viewing television at night impacts work performance (OR: 1.39; 95% CI: 0.81-2.37), sleep (OR: 1.07; 95% CI: 0.63-1.81), family life (OR: 1.52; 95% CI: 0.89-2.60) and social life (OR: 1.38; 95% CI: 0.78-2.42).
To minimize the adverse impact of the cable television it is imperative to monitor and control individual screen time, to avoid its adverse impact work performance, sleep, social life and overall health.

Publication (Name of Journal)

Journal of the Dow University of Health Sciences Karachi