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Healthcare 2017, 5(3), 43; https://doi.org/10.3390/healthcare5030043

Psychotherapy Training on Psychological Mindedness in a Japanese Nurse Population: Effects and Personality Correlates

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Kitamura Institute of Mental Health Tokyo, Tokyo 151-0063, Japan
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Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, School of Medicine, Juntendo University, Tokyo 113-0033, Japan
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Kumamoto Prefectural Government, 6-18-1, Suizenji, Chuo-ku, Kumamoto 862-8570, Japan
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Department of Psychiatry, Graduate school of Medicine, Nagoya University, Nagoya 464-0814, Japan
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Received: 17 June 2017 / Revised: 28 July 2017 / Accepted: 31 July 2017 / Published: 8 August 2017
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Aims and objective: The aim of this study was to determine whether the training would influence the psychological mindedness of nurses and midwives. In addition, we explored the relationship of the change of psychological mindedness before and after the training and the correlation with their personality traits. Background: It is important for perinatal health professionals such as nurses and midwives to acquire intervention skills such as psychotherapy and counselling techniques. We think that one of the essential requisites is psychological mindedness. Method: A total of 45 perinatal health professionals who participated in the postpartum depression prevention programme were distributed a set of questionnaires including the Psychological Mindedness Scale (PMS) and Temperament and Character Inventory (TCI) at the beginning and end of the training. Results: The PMS scores increased significantly after the training. A structured equation modelling suggested that PMS and self-directedness predicted each other whereas PMS predicted low harm avoidance. Conclusion: These findings indicate that the psychological mindedness of nurses and midwives could be advanced by a course of training and that this could be supported by high self-directedness. The harm avoidance trait may be reduced by increased psychological mindedness. Relevance to clinical practice: Nurses and nursing students are apt to psychological skill training in the advancement of psychological mindedness. View Full-Text
Keywords: psychotherapy training; psychological mindedness; personality trait; Temperament and Character Inventory; self-directedness; harm-avoidance psychotherapy training; psychological mindedness; personality trait; Temperament and Character Inventory; self-directedness; harm-avoidance
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Saito, T.; Takeda, S.; Yamagishi, Y.; Kubo, R.; Kitamura, T. Psychotherapy Training on Psychological Mindedness in a Japanese Nurse Population: Effects and Personality Correlates. Healthcare 2017, 5, 43.

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