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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 169-174

How effective the mindfulness-based cognitive behavioral therapy on quality of life in women with menopause


1 Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Chettinad Hospital and Research Institute, Chettinad Academy of Research and Education, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
2 Department of Community Medicine, Chettinad Hospital and Research Institute, Chettinad Academy of Research and Education, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
3 Department of Community Medicine, Government Medical College, Kathua, Jammu and Kashmir, India
4 Department of Counselling Psychology, Chettinad Hospital and Research Institute, Chettinad Academy of Research and Education, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
Sujata Gupta
Department of Community Medicine, Government Medical College, Kathua - 184 102, Jammu and Kashmir
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/jmh.jmh_178_21

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Introduction: In woman's life menopause can cause psychological and somatic disturbances. Psychological and behavioural intervention is effective in reducing menopause-related symptoms. Aims: The present study was done to find effectiveness of mindfulness-based cognitive behavioural therapy (MBCT) on quality of life among menopausal women. Methods and Material: The present study was double-blind randomized trial conducted among menopausal women at tertiary care hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu. The study was conducted among 50 women who had attained menopause. They were randomly divided into intervention (n = 25) and control (n = 25) groups. The MBCT was given once a week to intervention group over eight one-hour sessions and control group received no intervention. The data collection instruments included a demographic questionnaire, Kupperman's index, and menopause-related quality of life questionnaire, which were fulfilled by both groups before, immediately after, and 2 weeks after completion of intervention. Paired t-test was applied before intervention and at 10 weeks for both the groups. Results: The difference between the scores before and after intervention i.e after 10 weeks in all the domains and total domain was significant in intervention group compared to control group. Conclusions: Mindfulness based approaches may improve severity of vasomotor and psychological symptoms of menopause, thus enhancing quality of life.


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