A study of mindfulness-based stress-reduction training effects on menopause-specific quality of life in postmenopausal women: A randomized controlled trial.

Published on Aug 1, 2021in Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice1.77
· DOI :10.1016/J.CTCP.2021.101398
Masoomeh Yazdani Aliabadi (Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences), Mojgan Javadnoori6
Estimated H-index: 6
(Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences)
+ 1 AuthorsKhaled Aslani2
Estimated H-index: 2
(Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz)
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OBJECTIVES Physical and psychological changes in most postmenopausal women tend to lower their quality of life. Various medical/psychological interventions have been applied to improve the postmenopausal quality of life. This study set out to investigate the effect of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) training on the Menopause-specific quality of life (MENQOL). METHODS This RCT was conducted on 66 postmenopausal women aged 47-62 in Iran. Participants were randomly assigned to either the MBSR or the control group. The menopause--specific quality of life was assessed in two groups via MENQOL questionnaire prior to, immediately and three months after the intervention. RESULTS The findings revealed a significant improvements in MENQOL (P < 0.001),as well as physical(P = 0.001), psychosocial(P = 0.001) and sexual(P < 0.001)dimensions of the intervention groups compared to the control group, immediately and 3 months after the intervention. CONCLUSION MBSR program can be safely applied to improve menopausal women's quality of life and curb the postmenopausal symptoms. TRIAL REGISTRATION NUMBER IRCT2015072523344N1.
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