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Korean Journal of Women Health Nursing 2006;12(4):291-300.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.4069/kjwhn.2006.12.4.291   
Effects of Koryo Hand Therapy on Menopausal Symptoms and Blood Lipid Levels in Middle-aged Women
Hye Sook Shin, Young A Song
College of Nursing, Kyung-Hee University, 1, Hoegi-dong, Dongdaemun-gu, Korea. sya6628@hanmail.net
Abstract
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of Koryo Hand Therapy(KHT) on menopausal symptoms and lipid levels in middle-aged women.
METHODS
The design of this study was a nonequivalent control-group pretest-posttest design. There were 32 subjects, 40-60 years of age, and assigned to two group. There were 16 members in the experimental group and 16 members in the control group. KHT was applied three times a week, for a total of 8weeks to the experimental group. The instruments used in this study to measure the effects of KHT were the menopausal symptoms scale and clinical laboratory testing(Blood Lipid Levels). Data was analyzed by Fisher's Exact Test, Mann-Whitney U-test, and ANCOVA, using SPSS/Win PC 13.0.
RESULTS
There was a statistically significant decrease in the menopausal symptoms, and levels of the total cholesterol and LDL cholesterol in the experimental group compared to the control group.
CONCLUSIONS
KHT was effective in decreasing menopausal symptoms in middle-aged women. Therefore KHT is recommended as a nursing intervention strategy for middle-aged women.
Key Words: Menopausal symptom; Koryo hand therapy; Middle-aged women


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