Swipe om te navigeren naar een ander artikel
The physical and affective symptoms of a broad range of conditions are improved following mindfulness-based practices. One set of symptoms that has yet to be explored through the lens of mindfulness, however, is that associated with the premenstruum. Also, given the relationships among negative attitudes towards menstruation and amplified symptom reporting, it is reasonable to expect that mindfulness qualities cultivated through practices aimed at dispelling negative anticipatory and judgmental thinking will moderate these relationships. Thus, in this study we examined interrelationships among premenstrual symptom severity reports (PMSR), menstrual attitudes, and mindfulness qualities in a sample of 127 women (age range 18-26 years). Results revealed several statistically significant positive relationships between menstrual attitudes and PMSR. Also, higher scores on measures of mindfulness were significantly associated with lower PMSR. Moderating effects revealed that mindfulness significantly buffered the relationships between menstrual attitudes and PMSR, specifically between: anticipation of menses onset and PMSR as well as anticipation of menses onset and premenstrual water retention. These results may offer the first empirical evidence of relationships among menstrual attitudes, PMSR, and mindfulness qualities. Results from this study align with the body of research showing that mindfulness is predictive of improved symptomatology and well-being across varied conditions. We conclude with discussion supporting the development of a mindfulness-based intervention aimed at reducing symptom severity in premenstrual symptom sufferers.
Log in om toegang te krijgen
Met onderstaand(e) abonnement(en) heeft u direct toegang:
Aiken, L. A., & West, S. G. (1991). Multiple regression: Testing and interpreting interactions. Newbury Park: Sage.
Allen, S. S., McBride, C. M., & Pirie, P. L. (1991). The shortened premenstrual assessment form. The Journal of Reproductive Medicine, 36, 769–772. PubMed
Allen, S. S., Hatsukami, D., Christianson, D., & Brown, S. (2000). Effects of transdermal nicotine on craving, withdrawal and premenstrual symptomatology in short-term smoking abstinence during different phases of the menstrual cycle. Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 2, 231–241. CrossRef
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. (2000). ACOG practice bulletin: Clinical management guidelines for obstetrician-gynecologists number 15, April 2000; Premenstrual Syndrome. Obstetrics and Gynecology, 15, 3–8.
Aubeeluck, A., & Maguire, M. (2002). The menstrual joy questionnaire items alone can positively prime reporting of menstrual attitudes and symptoms. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 26, 160–162. CrossRef
Baer, R. A. (2003). Mindfulness training as a clinical intervention: A conceptual and empirical review. Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice, 10, 125–143. CrossRef
Broadbent, B. E., Cooper, P. F., Fitzgerald, P., & Parkes, K. R. (1982). The cognitive failures questionnaire (CFQ) and its correlates. The British Journal of Clinical Psychology, 21, 1–16. PubMed
Brooks-Gunn, J., & Ruble, D. N. (1980). The menstrual attitude questionnaire. Psychosomatic Medicine, 42, 503–512. PubMed
Carpenter, M. J., Upadhyaya, H. P., LaRowe, S. D., Saladin, M. E., & Brady, K. T. (2006). Menstrual cycle phase effects on nicotine withdrawal and cigarette craving: A review. Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 8, 627–638. CrossRef
Dell, D. L. (2004). Diagnostic challenges in women with premenstrual symptoms. Primary Psychiatry, 11, 41–46.
Epstein, E. E., Rhines, K. C., Cook, S., Jensen, N. K., McCrady, B. S., & Zdep-Mattocks, B. (2006). Changes in alcohol craving and consumption by phase of menstrual cycle in alcohol dependent women. Journal of Substance Use, 11, 323–332. CrossRef
Flannery, B. A., Volpicelli, J. R., & Pettinati, H. M. (1999). Psychometric properties of the Penn Alcohol Craving Scale. Alcoholism, Clinical and Experimental Research, 23, 1289–1295. PubMed
Forbes, G. B., Adams-Curtis, L. E., White, K. B., & Holmgren, K. M. (2003). The role of hostile and benevolent sexism in women’s and men’s perceptions of the menstruating woman. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 27, 58–63. CrossRef
Halbreich, U., Borenstein, J., Pearlstein, T., & Kahn, L. S. (2003). The prevalence, impairment, impact, and burden of premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMS/PMDD). Psychoneuroendocrinology, 28, 1–23.
Hayes, S. C., Strosahl, K. D., & Wilson, K. G. (1999). Acceptance and commitment therapy: An experiential approach to behavior change. New York: Guilford Press.
Holzel, B. K., Ott, U., Gard, T., Hempel, H., Weygandt, M., Morgen, K., et al. (2008). Investigation of mindfulness meditation practitioners with voxel-based morphometry. SCAN, 3, 55–61. PubMed
Ivanoski, B., & Malhi, G. S. (2007). The psychological and neurophysiological concomitants of mindfulness forms of meditation. Acta Neuropsychiatrica, 19, 76–91. CrossRef
Kabat-Zinn, J. (1990). Full catastrophe living. New York: Dell.
Kabat-Zinn, J., Massion, M. D., Kristeller, J., Peterson, L. G., Fletcher, K. E., Pbert, L., et al. (1992). Effectiveness of a meditation-based stress reduction program in the treatment of anxiety disorders. The American Journal of Psychiatry, 149, 936–943. PubMed
Kowalski, R. M., & Chapple, T. (2000). The social stigma of menstruation: Fact or fiction? Psychology of Women Quarterly, 24, 74–80. CrossRef
Kristeller, J. L., & Hallett, C. B. (1999). An exploratory study of meditation-based intervention for binge eating disorder. Journal of Health Psychology, 4, 357–363. CrossRef
Kroll, R., & Rapkin, A. J. (2006). Treatment of premenstrual disorders. The Journal of Reproductive Medicine, 51, 359–370. PubMed
Lustyk, M. K. B., & Gerrish, W. G. (2008). Premenstrual syndrome and premenstrual dysphoric disorder: Issues of quality of life, stress, and exercise. In V. A. Preedy & R. R. Watson (Eds.), Handbook of disease burdens and quality of life measures. Heidelberg: Springer Verlag.
Lustyk, M. K. B., Widman, L., Paschane, A., & Ecker, E. (2004). Stress, quality of life and physical activity in women with varying premenstrual symptomatology. Women & Health, 39, 35–44. CrossRef
Lustyk, M. K. B., Beam, C. R., Miller, A. C., & Olson, K. C. (2006). Relationships among perceived stress, premenstrual symptomatology and spiritual well-being in women. Journal of Psychology and Theology, 34, 311–317.
Lustyk, M. K. B., Widman, L., & Becker, L. (2007). Relationship of abuse history with premenstrual symptomatology: Assessing the mediating role of perceived stress. Women & Health, 46, 61–80. CrossRef
Lustyk, M. K. B., Chawla, N., Nolan, R., & Marlatt, G. A. (2009a). Mindfulness meditation in research: A discussion of safety issues and participant screening procedures. Advances in Mind-Body Medicine, 24, 20–30.
Lustyk, M. K. B., Gerrish, W. G., Shaver, S., & Keys, S. L. (2009b). Cognitive-behavioral therapy for premenstrual syndrome and premenstrual dysphoric disorder: A systematic review. Archives of Women’s Mental Health, 12, 85–96. CrossRef
Michener, W., Rozin, P., Freeman, E., & Gale, L. (1999). The role of low progesterone and tension as triggers of premenstrual chocolate and sweets craving: Some negative experimental evidence. Physiology & Behavior, 67, 417–420. CrossRef
Mitchell, E., Fugate-Woods, N., & Lentz, M. (1991). Recognizing PMS when you see it: Criteria for PMS sample selection. In D. L. Taylor & N. Fugate-Woods (Eds.), Menstruation, health, and illness (pp. 89–102). New York: Hemisphere Publishing Corporation.
Orsillo, S. M., Roemer, L., & Barlow, D. H. (2003). Integrating acceptance and mindfulness into existing cognitive-behavioral treatment for GAD: A case study. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 10, 222–230. CrossRef
Ostafin, B. D., & Marlatt, G. A. (2008). Surfing the urge: Experiential acceptance moderates the relation between automatic alcohol motivation and hazardous drinking. Journal of Social & Clinical Psychology, 27, 404–418. CrossRef
Rembeck, G. I., Moller, M., & Gunnarsson, R. K. (2006). Attitudes and feelings towards menstruation and womanhood in girls at menarche. Acta Pediatrica, 95, 707–714. CrossRef
Segal, Z., Teasdale, J. D., & Williams, M. (2002). Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy for depression. New York: Guilford Press.
Sinha, R., & Li, C.-S. R. (2007). Imaging stress- and cue-induced drug and alcohol craving: Association with relapse and clinical implications. Drug and Alcohol Review, 20, 25–31. CrossRef
Tang, Y., Ma, Y., Wang, J., Fan, Y., Feng, S., Lu, Q., et al. (2007). Short-term meditation training improves attention and self-regulation. PNAS Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 104, 17152–17156. CrossRef
Teasdale, J. D., Segal, Z., & Williams, J. M. G. (1995). How does cognitive therapy prevent depressive relapse and why should attentional control (mindfulness) training help? Behavior Research and Therapy, 33, 25–39. CrossRef
United States Food and Drug Administration (US FDA, n.d.). Yaz approval label. PDF. Retrieved June, 10, 2007 from http://www.fda.gov/.
Witkiewitz, K., Marlatt, G. A., & Walker, D. (2005). Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention for alcohol and substance use disorders. Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy: An International Quarterly, 19, 211–228. CrossRef
Woods, N. F., Derry, G. K., & Most, A. (1982). Recollections of menarche, current menstrual attitudes, and perimenstrual symptoms. Psychosomatic Medicine, 44, 285–293. PubMed
Woods, N. F., Most, A., & Longnecker, G. D. (1985). Perimenstrual symptoms. Nursing Research, 34, 263–267. PubMed
- Relationships Among Premenstrual Symptom Reports, Menstrual Attitudes, and Mindfulness
M. Kathleen B. Lustyk
Winslow G. Gerrish
G. Alan Marlatt
- Springer US