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Crisis Adaptation of Middle-aged Women During Climacteric Period

  • Crisisonomy
  • Abbr : KRCEM
  • 2017, 13(2), pp.45-55
  • DOI : 10.14251/crisisonomy.2017.13.2.45
  • Publisher : Crisis and Emergency Management: Theory and Praxis
  • Research Area : Social Science > Public Policy > Public Policy in general
  • Received : January 31, 2017
  • Accepted : February 28, 2017
  • Published : February 28, 2017

Kim Kyung Won 1 Bae, Kyung Eui ORD ID 2

1대구한의대학교
2동서대학교

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ABSTRACT

A qualitative study was conducted to investigate crisis adaptation experiences of middle-aged women during climacteric period. The data were collected from twenty-six middle-aged women grouped into three focus groups as well as in-depth interviews with individual participants from April to May 2015. The data were analyzed by a phenomenological method developed by Colaizzi. A total of 147 significant statements were extracted from the data resulting in nine themes and five theme clusters such as “various overcoming efforts”, “catch-up with ambivalence”, “adaptation to the changes in my life”, “support from significant people”, and “becoming the center of my life”. This study provides us with better understanding of a crisis adaptation process of middle-age, we propose developing a intervention program to overcome a crisis of climacteric period d women during climacteric period. Based on the findingsfor women.

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