Effects of Intrapartum Non-Medical Support on Women's Postpartum Mental Health [1]

In the first month after birth, have you felt pained or upset when you recall your childbirth experience?
産後の1か月間、あなたはお産のことを思い出すと気持ちがつらくなりますか?


Impacts of Non-Medical Support Received during Childbirth on Childbirth-Related PTSD in the Postpartum Period

53. Did you receive the following support sufficiently from someone while you were in labor or giving birth?
陣痛・出産の時、あなたが周りの人々から受けた以下のサポートはいかがでしたか?



1) Among Women Who Were Clearly Explained During Childbirth Sufficiently v.s. Insufficiently

(5-point Likert Scale)

(Dichotomous)
Dichotomized by: "Feel emotional pain" = "Moderately" + "Quite a bit" + "Extremely"
                          "Don't feel emotional pain" = "Not at all" + "Little"


2) Among Women Who Were Encouraged During Childbirth Sufficiently v.s. Insufficiently

(5-point Likert Scale)

(Dichotomous)
Dichotomized by: "Feel emotional pain" = "Moderately" + "Quite a bit" + "Extremely"
                          "Don't feel emotional pain" = "Not at all" + "Little"


3) Among Women Who Were Praised During Childbirth Sufficiently v.s. Insufficiently

(5-point Likert Scale)
 
(Dichotomous)
Dichotomized by: "Feel emotional pain" = "Moderately" + "Quite a bit" + "Extremely"
                          "Don't feel emotional pain" = "Not at all" + "Little"


4) Among Women Who Were Accompanied During Childbirth Sufficiently v.s. Insufficiently

(5-point Likert Scale)

(Dichotomous)
Dichotomized by: "Feel emotional pain" = "Moderately" + "Quite a bit" + "Extremely"
                          "Don't feel emotional pain" = "Not at all" + "Little"


5) Among Women Who Were Touched/Massaged During Childbirth Sufficiently v.s. Insufficiently

(5-point Likert Scale)

(Dichotomous)
Dichotomized by: "Feel emotional pain" = "Moderately" + "Quite a bit" + "Extremely"
                          "Don't feel emotional pain" = "Not at all" + "Little"


6) Among Women Whose Chores Were Taken Care of During Childbirth Sufficiently v.s. Insufficiently

(5-point Likert Scale)

(Dichotomous)
Dichotomized by: "Feel emotional pain" = "Moderately" + "Quite a bit" + "Extremely"
                          "Don't feel emotional pain" = "Not at all" + "Little"


7) Among Women Whose Feelings Were Understood During Childbirth Sufficiently v.s. Insufficiently

(5-point Likert Scale)

(Dichotomous)
Dichotomized by: "Feel emotional pain" = "Moderately" + "Quite a bit" + "Extremely"
                          "Don't feel emotional pain" = "Not at all" + "Little"


8) Among Women Who Were Stood by/Advocated During Childbirth Sufficiently v.s. Insufficiently 

(5-point Likert Scale)

(Dichotomous)
Dichotomized by: "Feel emotional pain" = "Moderately" + "Quite a bit" + "Extremely"
                          "Don't feel emotional pain" = "Not at all" + "Little"


Total Score: Overall Intrapartum Non-Medical Support on Childbirth-Related PTSD in the Postpartum Period

(5-point Likert Scale)
Scoring: Either 1 point for "received sufficiently" or a 0 for "received insufficiently" was assigned for the above eight types of non-medical support and then totaled.
A score of 4 or below (0-4 points) was regarded as a "lower score," while 5 or above (5-8 points) was regarded as a "higher score."

(Dichotomous)
Dichotomized by: "Feel emotional pain" = "Moderately" + "Quite a bit" + "Extremely"
                          "Don't feel emotional pain" = "Not at all" + "Little"