J Korean Soc Matern Child Health Search

CLOSE


J Korean Soc Matern Child Health > Volume 13(1); 2009 > Article
Journal of The Korean Society of Maternal and Child Health 2009;13(1):84-95.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.21896/jksmch.2009.13.1.84    Published online January 31, 2009.
Cynical Hostility, Stress, and Subjective Health Condition According to the Body Mass Index in Middle Aged Women
손연정1, 송주은2, 윤현경3
1순천향대학교
2단국대학교
3경북대학
중년여성의 비만도에 따른 냉소감, 스트레스 및 주관적 건강상태
손연정1, 송주은2, 윤현경3
1순천향대학교
2단국대학교
3경북대학
Abstract
Objectives
: The purpose of this study was to identify the relationships among cynical hostility, stress, and subjective health condition according to the body mass index in the middle aged women.
Methods
: The research design was a descriptive study. The data were collected by a self report questionnaire from 184 healthy middle aged women who visited the health care center of two university hospitals. They were divided into three groups; normal, overweight, and obese group. Data were analyzed by using the SPSS Win 14.0 program with x2-test, one way ANOVA, pearson correlation coefficient and multiple linear regression.
Results
: There were significant differences in age, educational level, occupation, and family income among three groups. The mean score of stress (11.627±3.441) in the obese group was significantly higher than that in the normal and overweight group (9.984±3.215, 8.829±2.160 respectively). The mean score of subjective health condition (5.137±1.562) in the obese group was significantly lower than that in the normal weight group (5.901±1.405). There were significant relationships among cynical hostility and stress, stress and subjective health condition in the obese group after controlling confounding variables. The stepwise multiple regression analysis showed that stress and educational level (adjusted R2=0.192) significantly predicted body mass index.
Conclusion
: From these results, it is recommended that a nursing intervention program should be developed to control and manage psychological stress for obese middle aged women.
Key Words: body mass index, middle aged, women, hostility, psychological stress, health
TOOLS
Share :
Facebook Twitter Linked In Google+ Line it
METRICS Graph View
  • 3 Crossref
  •    
  • 559 View
  • 4 Download
Related articles in J Korean Soc Matern Child Health


ABOUT
BROWSE ARTICLES
EDITORIAL POLICY
FOR CONTRIBUTORS
Editorial Office
Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Gangwon National University Hospital
156, Baengnyeong-ro, Chuncheon 24289, Korea
Tel: +82-41-570-2493    Fax: +82-41-570-2498    E-mail: mojapub@hanmail.net                

Copyright © 2022 by The Korean Society of Maternal and Child Health.

Developed in M2PI

Close layer
prev next