Effectiveness of self-compassion training on hot flashes and night sweats in postmenopausal women

Arab, Simin and Borjali, Ahmad and Meschi, Farahnaz and Kakavand, Alireza and Zakerihamidi, Maryam (2020) Effectiveness of self-compassion training on hot flashes and night sweats in postmenopausal women. The Iranian Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Infertility, 23 (2). pp. 30-41.

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Abstract

Introduction: Approximately 80 of postmenopausal women suffer from hot flashes and night sweats. 25 of them report that these symptoms are the cause of poor quality of life. Drug treatments and hormone therapy, due to some complications and risks, are not the priority of use for the women, and they continue to spend the most of their time on keeping and taking care of other family members. This study was performed with aim to determine the effectiveness of self-compassion training on hot flashes and night sweats in postmenopausal women. Methods: This randomized clinical trial study was performed on 30 women aged 45-55 years in Tonekabon city who had natural menopause and referred in urban health centers in 2018. The subjects were randomly divided in to two groups of case and control (n=15 in each group). The experimental group received an 8-week self-compassion training program and the control group was placed on waiting list. Data were analyzed by SPSS software (version 22) and repeated measure covariance analysis. P<0.5 was considered statistically significant. Results: The results showed a significant difference between the experimental and control groups after the intervention and follow-up regarding the frequency and severity of hot flashes and night sweats (P<0.001). Conclusion: Self-compassion training is effective on menopausal hot flashes and night sweats, so it is suggested to be included in postmenopausal care program.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: hot flashes,Menopause,Night Sweats,self-compassion
Subjects: WP Gynecology
WQ Obstetrics
Divisions: Journals > Iranian J Obstetrics, Gynecology and Infertility
Depositing User: ijogi ijogi
Date Deposited: 25 Jun 2020 08:32
Last Modified: 25 Jun 2020 08:33
URI: http://eprints.mums.ac.ir/id/eprint/19441

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