Effect of Time Management Workshops in Reducing the Social Procrastination among Emergency Medicine Residents

Hamid Reza Morteza Bagi, Rouzbeh Rajaei Ghafouri, Seyedhossein Ojaghihaghighi, Hoorolnesa Ameli


Background and Aims: Medical errors are important in all fields of medicine and have larger consequences in risky and stressful fields like emergency medicine. Social carelessness can cause these errors. On the other hand better understanding of time perception can lead to increased power of management and better decision making. In this study, we aim to evaluate the effect of time management education on social procrastination among emergency medicine residents.Material and Methods: In this interventional study, 25 residents in intervention group had a time management workshops for two weeks and we evaluated them for social procrastination before and after intervention. 25 residents were studied and compared as control group. Results: Both groups were matched according to baseline findings. Married residents compared to single ones had significantly lower procrastination score (p=0.02). The serial changes in procrastination score after the workshop in intervention group was significantly higher that control group (p=0.006). Conclusion: Education time management skills workshops could be effective in reducing social procrastination among emergency medicine residents. Married residents possibly due to responsiveness in their marriage and management skills have low procrastination.


Social Procrastination, Time Management, Emergency Medicine

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.7575/aiac.abcmed.v.7n.3p.10


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