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Arab S, Borjali A, Meschi F, Kakavand A, Zakerihamidi M. Effectiveness of Gratitude meditation on menopausal vasomotor symptoms. RJMS 2019; 26 (9) :130-141
URL: http://rjms.iums.ac.ir/article-1-5842-en.html
Allameh Tabatabaei University, Tehran, Iran , borjali@atu.ac.ir
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Background: Based on epidemiological studies, 60-85% of postmenopausal women suffer from menopausal vasomotor symptoms, including hot flashes and night sweats. Drug and hormonal treatments have had unwanted side effects and increased cancer risk. The purpose of this study was to determination the effectiveness of Gratitude meditation on menopausal vasomotor symptoms.
Methods: A quasi-experimental design with pre-test, post-test and control group was coducted.one month after the intervention, a follow-up phase was performed. The research population consisted of women aged (45-55) who had filed in the health centers of Tonekabon and reported themselves a postmenopausal. After initial screening, thought “Goldberg General Health Questionnaire"30 women with qualification and inclusion criteria who signed the informed consent form were selected and then randomly assigned to two groups of experimental and control (15 subjects). Gratitude meditation was conducted on the basis of the Greenburg meditation instruction and the Islamic gratitude pattern. During 8 sessions (2-hour group sessions once a week and 25-minute solitary exercises every night before bed). Data was entered into the SPSS22 software.
Results: Results of analysis of variance with repeated measurements indicated that Gratitude meditation in the experimental group had a significant relationship with decrease in the frequency and duration of vasomotor symptoms after intervention up to the follow-up stage.
Conclusion: According to the results of this study, we can use the Gratitude meditation in the postmenopausal care program and reduce their vasomotor symptoms in similar communities.
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