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Quality of sleep and selective attention in university students: descriptive cross-sectional study

Silvia Alicia Fontana; Waldina Raimondi; María Laura Rizzo;
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  • Published: 01 Sep 2014 Journal: Medwave, volume 14, issue 8 (issn: 0717-6384, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Medwave Estudios Limitada
Abstract
INTRODUCTION Sleep quality not only refers to sleeping well at night, but also includes appropriate daytime functioning. Poor quality of sleep can affect a variety of attention processes. PURPOSE The aim of this investigation was to evaluate the relationship between the perceived quality of sleep and selective focus in a group of college students. METHODS A descriptive cross-sectional study was carried out in a group of 52 Argentinian college students of the Universidad Adventista del Plata. The Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index, the Continuous Performance Test and the Trail Making Test were applied. RESULTS The main results indicate that students sleep an average ...
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free text keywords: quality of sleep, university students, selective attention, sustained attention, divided attention, alternating attention, General Medicine, lcsh:Medicine, lcsh:R, lcsh:Medicine (General), lcsh:R5-920, Trail Making Test, Clinical psychology, Prefrontal cortex, Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index, Medicine, business.industry, business, Poor quality, Perceived quality, Population, education.field_of_study, education
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