Psychotherapy Training on Psychological Mindedness in a Japanese Nurse Population: Effects and Personality Correlates
AbstractAims 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
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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.
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(3):43.Chicago/Turabian Style
Saito, Tomomi; Takeda, Satoru; Yamagishi, Yukiko; Kubo, Reiko; Kitamura, Toshinori. 2017. "Psychotherapy Training on Psychological Mindedness in a Japanese Nurse Population: Effects and Personality Correlates." Healthcare 5, no. 3: 43.
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