Sayer Ji
Founder of GreenMedInfo.com

Subscribe to our informative Newsletter & get Nature's Evidence-Based Pharmacy

Our newsletter serves 500,000 with essential news, research & healthy tips, daily.

Download Now

500+ pages of Natural Medicine Alternatives and Information.

n/a
Abstract Title:

Horticultural therapy program for middle-aged women's depression, anxiety, and self-identify.

Abstract Source:

Complement Ther Med. 2018 Aug ;39:154-159. Epub 2018 Jun 26. PMID: 30012387

Abstract Author(s):

Kyung-Hee Kim, Sin-Ae Park

Article Affiliation:

Kyung-Hee Kim

Abstract:

OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to investigate the effect of a horticultural therapy program on reducing middle-aged women's depression and anxiety and improving their self-identity.

DESIGN AND SETTING: Participants were 36 women aged 40-59 years who attended the D Culture Center in Incheon, South Korea (control, n = 18; experimental, n = 18).

INTERVENTION: The study was conducted in July-August 2017; the experimental group participated twice/week for 12 sessions.

MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: The Menopause Symptom Index, Self-rating Depression Scale, State-Trait Anxiety Inventory, and Dignan Ego-identity Scale were used pre- and post-test. Independent sample t-tests and matching sample t-tests were performed to verify pre-evaluation homogeneity between groups; to determine the changes in depression, anxiety, and ego identity before and after the program; and to compare the efficacy between the groups, respectively.

RESULTS: Depression and anxiety scores were significantly lower (p < 0.001) and self-identity was significantly higher (p = 0.003) among the experimental group compared to the control. The control group showed no significant changes in study variables.

CONCLUSIONS: The horticultural therapy program was effective at decreasing depression and anxiety and improving self-identity in middle-aged women.

Study Type : Human Study

Print Options


Sayer Ji
Founder of GreenMedInfo.com

Subscribe to our informative Newsletter & get Nature's Evidence-Based Pharmacy

Our newsletter serves 500,000 with essential news, research & healthy tips, daily.

Download Now

500+ pages of Natural Medicine Alternatives and Information.

This website is for information purposes only. By providing the information contained herein we are not diagnosing, treating, curing, mitigating, or preventing any type of disease or medical condition. Before beginning any type of natural, integrative or conventional treatment regimen, it is advisable to seek the advice of a licensed healthcare professional.

© Copyright 2008-2019 GreenMedInfo.com, Journal Articles copyright of original owners, MeSH copyright NLM.