The Affect of Stress on the Frequency and Severity of Hot Flashes Experienced by Postmenopausal Women

Buckner, Jennifer and Knight-Maloney, Melissa (2009) The Affect of Stress on the Frequency and Severity of Hot Flashes Experienced by Postmenopausal Women. [Abstract]

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Abstract

Objective: The main objective of the current study was to determine if daily stress is related to the frequency and intensity of hot flashes experienced by postmenopausal women. Methods: A stress survey (The Ohio State University Medical Center) was taken by the participants at the end of each week of journaling for three weeks. For each week a stress rating was assigned for each participant based on their stress survey results. Self reported journaling of hot flash experiences was recorded by each subject for three weeks. The intensity of each hot flash was rated on a scale from 1-10, and recorded in each participant’s journal. A Pearson correlation test was used to analyze the data collected comparing stress and the frequency and severity of hot flashes experienced during the three weeks of data collection for the current study. No significant correlation was found for the relationship of stress to the frequency or severity of hot flashes experienced for each week evaluated.

Item Type: Abstract
Created by Student or Faculty: Student
Additional Information: 4th Annual Natural & Behavioral Sciences Undergraduate Research Symposium Program
Uncontrolled Keywords: Stress, Hot Flashes, Postmenopausal Women, Health Surveys, Women -- Health, Postmenopause
Subjects: School of Natural and Behavioral Sciences > Exercise Science
NBS Symposium
Interdisciplinary > Pre-Health
School of Natural and Behavioral Sciences > Public Health
Depositing User: Alejandro Marquez
Date Deposited: 26 Jun 2013 10:32
Last Modified: 26 Jun 2013 10:32
URI: http://eprints.fortlewis.edu/id/eprint/435


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