Journal article

The role of self-compassion in the relationship between hot flushes and night sweats and anxiety

Katherine M Jones, Lydia Brown, Emma E Houston, Christina Bryant

MATURITAS | ELSEVIER IRELAND LTD | Published : 2021

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: An association between hot flushes and night sweats (HFNS) and psychopathology, including depression, is well established for some women. However, the relationship between HFNS and anxiety needs further exploration. Self-compassion may be a psychosocial factor which influences the experience of HFNS and anxiety for midlife women. The aim of this study was to investigate the extent to which HFNS are associated with anxiety and examine the additional importance of self-compassion. STUDY DESIGN: A cross-sectional design using questionnaire data from 109 women aged 45-66 years was employed and multiple hierarchical regression was used to explore relationships between HFNS, anxiety an..

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