The effects of mindfulness-based group intervention on the mental health of middle-aged Korean women in community
Article first published online: 26 MAR 2010
Copyright © 2010 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Stress and Health
Volume 26, Issue 4, pages 341–348, October 2010
How to Cite
Lee, W. K. and Bang, H. J. (2010), The effects of mindfulness-based group intervention on the mental health of middle-aged Korean women in community. Stress and Health, 26: 341–348. doi: 10.1002/smi.1303
- Issue published online: 26 MAR 2010
- Article first published online: 26 MAR 2010
- Manuscript Accepted: 11 DEC 2009
- Manuscript Revised: 9 NOV 2009
- Manuscript Received: 5 APR 2009
- self compassion;
- emotional distress
This study was conducted to develop a mindfulness and self-compassion enhancement intervention for middle-aged women who complained of emotional distress and to ascertain whether participation in the mindfulness-based programme was associated with an increase in psychological well-being and the improvement of psychological symptoms. The results showed that time by group interactions were significant in improving psychological well-being, depression, anxiety, hostility, somatization, positive affect (PA) and negative affect (NA). These results suggest that participants in the mindfulness and self-compassion group programme appeared to have enhanced psychological well-being and improved psychological distress. The study findings also suggest that mindfulness and self-compassion enhancement programme may be an intervention with potential for helping many individuals to learn to deal with emotional distress. Copyright © 2010 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.