Health Care Women Int. 2019 Dec 6:1-17. doi: 10.1080/07399332.2019.1685524. [Epub ahead of print]
We explored the mediating effect of a health-promoting lifestyle in the relationship between menopausal symptoms, resilience, and depression in middle-aged women. The participants in this study were 176 Korean middle-aged women. Mediation analysis was performed according to the Baron and Kenny method and using the Sobel test. There were significant correlations between the menopausal symptoms, resilience, and depression. The health-promoting lifestyle had a direct mediating effect in the relationship between menopausal symptoms and depression. In this study, the menopausal symptoms of middle-aged women had a significant influence on their resilience and depression via their health-promoting lifestyle.