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J Korean Acad Adult Nurs. 2005 Jun;17(2):177-187. Korean. Original Article.
Kim BH , Kim YS , Choi JE , Jeon HW , Jung Y .
Department of Nursing, Hanyang University. well67@freechal.com
Abstract

PURPOSE: The purpose of the study was to investigate the meaning of the life of middle-aged women. METHOD: The research method employed Q-methodology. Thirty-one participants rated 30 selected Q-statements on a scale of 1~7. The collected data were analyzed using PC-QUNAL software. RESULT: Principal component analysis identified 4 types of the meaning of the life of middle-aged women. The categories were labeled 'May I help you?', 'Alone', 'Who am I ?', 'No regret'. CONCLUSION: We have found meaning of life of middle-aged women through this research. The study result could be data to perform effective nursing intervention for positive life of middle-aged women.

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