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The Impact of Mindfulness on Psychological and Climacteric Symptoms in the Menopausal Women

  • Miyoshi Yuko
    Department of Clinical Psychology, Hyogo University of Teacher Education
  • Nagaura Hiromu
    The Joint Graduate School in Science of School Education
  • Iwai Keiji
    Department of Human Development Education

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  • 更年期の身体的精神的症状に及ぼすマインドフルネスの影響
  • コウネンキ ノ シンタイテキ セイシンテキ ショウジョウ ニ オヨボス マインドフルネス ノ エイキョウ

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Objective: It has been reported that some factors of mindfulness (MF) skills effect on the symptoms of depression. Also it is known that psychological factors are related to the climacteric symptoms. This article reports on the impact of mindfulness skills on psychological and climacteric symptoms in menopausal women. Method: Using survey questionnaires, we have conducted a survey of 236 women (aged between 40 and 59 years old) who live in the mountainous region of A prefecture, located at the west of Japan, covering depressive symptoms, MF, and climacteric symptoms. 183 valid responses were statistically analyzed using SPSS and AMOS. Results: MF factors were related to each other, and were found to have a negative impact on depression and climacteric symptoms in the menopausal women. Especially "Acceptance", "Non-reactivity", and "Description" were found to have an inhibitory influence on the depression. "Acceptance" was found to have an inhibitory influence on climacteric symptoms. MF skill was found to be useful for relieving some psychological and physical symptoms of the menopause.



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