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Abstract

Association of selective attention with procrastination and arousal among intensive care units (ICUs) and coronary care units (CCUs) nursing staff

Selective attention selects some of concepts or information, and condones others simultaneously information. The selected information used for consciousness and to perform successfully the duties. So focus on the practice lead to assigned tasks be done better and increase quality of work. The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between resilience and emotional intelligence of professional ward nurses. One hundred and sixty two nursing staff were selected by accessible method in intensive care units (ICUs) and coronary care units (CCUs) at the Tehran Heart Center in the year 2012 and invited to answer the d2 test. Pearson’s correlation coefficient test showed a significant inverse relation between the scores of procrastination and selective attention in staffs (r = -0.225, p = 0.004). Also, a significant relationship was revealed between procrastination and arousal of nurses (r = 0.460, p = 0.001). Promoting selective attention of nurses lead to reduce procrastination, and increase self-satisfaction, improve service quality and increase the efficiency of the organization


Author(s): Fatemeh Heidari, Fariborz Bagheri and Ali Reza Kiamanesh

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