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Seyed Hoshiyar S M, Khoori E, Tatari M, Ziaei T. The effect of self-awareness-based counseling on menopausal women`s quality of life in Gorgan in 2018. J Res Dev Nurs Midw. 2020; 17
URL: http://nmj.goums.ac.ir/article-1-1252-en.html
1- Counselling and Reproductive Health Research Centre, Golestan University of Medical Sciences, Golestan, Iran
2- Counselling and Reproductive Health Research Centre, Golestan University of Medical Sciences, Golestan, Iran , elham.khoori@yahoo.com
Abstract:   (981 Views)
Background: Menopause is a physiologic and natural period in women’s lives. Available solutions to improve quality of life include counseling interventions. Thus, present study has been performed with the purpose of evaluating the effects of self -awareness-based counseling on quality of life of postmenopausal women in Gorgan during 2018. 
Methods: The present study is a clinical trial including two groups of pretest and posttest. Stratified sampling was performed by appropriate allocation of the selection and straw poll and 52 postmenopausal women placed in two groups of control and intervention. In order to prevent probable exchange of information between the two groups, at first the control group filled in the demographic specification form and menopausal quality of life questionnaire at the beginning of the study, and after 6 and 10 weeks. The intervention group, also, filled in the demographic specification form and menopausal quality of life questionnaire at the beginning of the study, after 6 sessions of self-awareness counseling and one month after termination of the sessions. Finally, the data were analyzed by SPSS16 software and Anova analysis testing method with repeated measures.
Results: There was a significant statistical difference in mean score of quality of life in menopause and its various dimensions in the intervention group during three times studied. However, there was no statistical difference in the control group. In the intergroup comparisons of the two groups, a significant statistical difference was observed in mean score of quality of life and its various dimensions except for psychosocial dimension.
Conclusions: Self-awareness-based counseling will cause in improvement of life quality. Therefore, self-awareness-counseling should be used in healthcare centers to promote postmenopausal women’s quality of life.
     
Type of Study: Original Article | Subject: Psychology and Psychiatry

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