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The Mediating Effect of Cognitive Function on Climacteric Symptoms and Quality of Life in the Middle-aged Women

중년여성의 갱년기 증상과 삶의 질의 관계에 대한 인지기능의 매개효과

  • 이정화 (영남이공대학교 간호학과) ;
  • 김경혜 (김천과학대학교 간호학과) ;
  • 김경덕 (동양대학교 간호학과)
  • Received : 2014.06.03
  • Accepted : 2014.07.10
  • Published : 2014.07.31

Abstract

This study was conducted to extend the understanding and knowledge by examining the effect of climacteric symptoms and the cognitive function on QoL(Quality of life) of middle aged women. This study was conducted from March 2nd to March 10th, 2014. The data was collected by self-report questionnaires from 204 middle aged women. There was a significantly positive correlation between the climacteric symptoms and cognitive function. A significantly negative correlation was observed between the climacteric symptoms and QoL. The climacteric symptoms were a direct predictor and an indirect predicator of QoL mediated by the cognitive function. The study suggests that nursing intervention is needed to manage the climacteric symptoms and cognitive function for improving the QoL of middle aged women.

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