Journal of Japanese Society of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynecology
Online ISSN : 2189-7980
Print ISSN : 1345-2894
ISSN-L : 1345-2894
Mental and physical health for women one year and four months after the Great East Japan Earthquake, who were in the peripartum period at the time : In relation to the degree of satisfaction of couples
Kineko SATOEmika KIKUCHISachiko SATONobuko OYAMADA
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2014 Volume 19 Issue 2 Pages 197-203

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A person of object is women in the early resting period after childbirth and perinatal pregnant women and their husbands in Miyagi Prefecture when the Great East Japan Earthquake occurred. (They were all married.) A survey was conducted for the same subjects (277 responded) and their husbands (249 responded), using GHQ28 (The General Health Questionnaire 28) and examined their mental and physical health using the same measures. At the same time, the degree of satisfaction between the couples was examined to see if there might be a link between the degree of satisfaction and mental and physical health. As a result, the wives with more than 6 points of the total GHQ28 score accounted for 65.3% and the husbands accounted for 46.2%. The average score of the wives was 8.5±5.5 points and that of the husbands was 6.6±5.4 points. As for the relationship between wife and husband, the wives and the husbands who answered "satisfied" accounted for 74.2% and 85.0%, respectively, and the degree of satisfaction in the relationship between wife and husband was higher in the husbands than the wives.

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