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Korean Journal of Women Health Nursing 2010;16(4):381-389.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.4069/kjwhn.2010.16.4.381   
Concept Analysis of Middle-aged Women's Seogeulpeum
Hye Ja Gu, Young Eun
1Department of Nursing, Koje College, Korea.
2College of Nursing, Gyeongsang National University and Gyeongsang Institute of Health Science, Gerontological Health Research Center, Korea. yyoeun@gnu.ac.kr
Abstract
PURPOSE
The purpose of this study was to analyze the concept seogueulpeum, in order to give a operational definition of middle-aged women's seogueulpeum.
METHODS
Walker and Avant's methods for concept analysis was used.
RESULTS
The defining attributes of seogueulpeum identified in this study were 1) time, 2) negativity, 3) vagueness, 4) passivity, 5) individuality. The antecedents of seogueulpeum were 1) a problematic condition, 2) past event, experiences for the problematic condition, and 3) interaction between the problematic condition and past event, experiences. The consequences of seogueulpeum included 1) to get worse for the problematic condition, 2) passive or active management for the problematic condition.
CONCLUSION
Although further studies are required to refine the diverse attributes of the concept of seogueulpeum, according to this concept analysis of seogueulpeum, this study contribute to explain psychological health of middle-aged women. In addition to develop the adequate interventions decreasing seogueulpeum with aging in women is needed.
Key Words: Middle-aged; Women; Analysis


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