Original Article

대한불안의학회지 (19권2호 94-99)

Effectiveness of a Mindfulness-Based Intervention in Older People Exposed to Trauma During the Jeju 4·3 Incident

Hyeonmi Hong and Young-Eun Jung

Division of Future Education, Jeju National University, Jeju, Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, Jeju National University, Jeju, 4·3 Trauma Center, Jeju, Korea


Objectives : We assessed the effectiveness of a mindfulness-based intervention in improving positive psychological resources in older people who were affected by the Jeju 4·3 incident.

Methods : This study included 25 older people recruited from the Jeju 4·3 Trauma Center. The intervention was conducted on a once-a-week basis for six weeks. All participants completed self-report questionnaires, including the Five Facet Mindfulness Questionnaire Short Form (FFMQ) and Positive Resources Test (POREST).

Results : This intervention significantly improved the total score and the nonreactivity, observing, acting with awareness, describing, and nonjudging of inner experience FFMQ scores. The interventions also significantly improved the POREST subscale scores.

Conclusions : The mindfulness-based intervention significantly improved positive psychological resources in older people exposed to the Jeju 4·3 incident. (Anxiety and Mood 2023;19(2):94-99)


Jeju 4·3 incident; Older people; Mindfulness; Positive psychological resources.