Current Proportion of Women Receiving Perinatal Psychosocial or Psychological Intervention in Japan

Shunji Suzuki, Yasushi Kuribayashi, Hideo Matsuda, Yasuyuki Asakawa, Akihiko Sekizawa, Masanobu Tanaka, Takashi Okai, Katsuyuki Kinoshita

Abstract


Background: In this study, we examined the current status of psychosocial or psychological intervention for women during pregnancy and the postpartum period in Japan.

Methods: We estimated the number of women receiving perinatal psychosocial or psychological intervention in Japan. On December 2015, we requested 2,462 obstetrical facilities that are members of the Japan Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (JAOG) to provide information on women who received psychosocial or psychological intervention during pregnancy, the hospitalization period for childbirth and the puerperal 1 month in 2014. A total of 1,305 (53.0%) of the 2,462 obstetrical facilities responded with valid information on a total of 515,373 women, accounting for approximately 52% of all deliveries that occurred in Japan during the study period.

Results: The number of women who received psychosocial or psychological intervention during pregnancy, the hospitalization period for childbirth and the puerperal 1 month were 4,843 (0.94%), 4,791 (0.93%) and 3,015 (0.59%), respectively. In total, 8,743 women (1.70%) received psychosocial or psychological intervention in 2014.

Conclusion: Considering the response rate, the number of women requiring perinatal psychosocial or psychological intervention was estimated to be 16,000 per year in Japan.




J Clin Med Res. 2016;8(6):472-474
doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.14740/jocmr2568w

 


Keywords


Psychosocial or psychological intervention; Pregnancy; Postpartum; Japanese women

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