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dc.contributor.authorBuist, Anneen
dc.contributor.authorMorse, Carol Aen
dc.contributor.authorDurkin, Sarahen
dc.date.accessioned2015-05-15T22:35:42Z
dc.date.available2015-05-15T22:35:42Z
dc.date.issued2003-03-04en
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing : Jognn / Naacog; 32(2): 172-80en
dc.identifier.govdoc12685668en
dc.identifier.otherPUBMEDen
dc.identifier.urihttp://ahro.austin.org.au/austinjspui/handle/1/9483en
dc.description.abstractTo assess factors affecting first-time fathers' transition to parenthood.A longitudinal repeated measures study in which participants were interviewed in mid-pregnancy and completed assessments in late pregnancy, in early postpartum, and at 4 months postpartum. SELLING AND PARTICIPANTS: Two hundred twenty-five first-time fathers were recruited from a major obstetric hospital in Melbourne, Victoria, from 1995 to 1998, via their partners.Men were seen separately from their spouses, and questionnaires assessing parity history, social support, marital satisfaction, anger, anxiety, and gender role stress were completed at each time. Prenatal and postnatal distress were measured by the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale.Men's peak period of distress was at the first assessment in pregnancy, where there was an overrepresentation of younger men, who were employed part-time and in shorter relationships. For most of the men, their anxieties decreased steadily postpartum. Lower relationship satisfaction was associated with distress, as was gender role stress, both antenatally and postpartum. Distress was also seen to affect men's attachment to their infants.Although most men deal effectively with the transition to fatherhood, a small group of distressed men may have continued problems in their role as a parent and partner. If more attention can be paid to their anxieties antenatally, it might benefit the men, their partners, and their infants.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subject.otherAdaptation, Psychologicalen
dc.subject.otherAdulten
dc.subject.otherAnxiety.psychologyen
dc.subject.otherFathers.psychologyen
dc.subject.otherFemaleen
dc.subject.otherHumansen
dc.subject.otherLife Change Eventsen
dc.subject.otherMaleen
dc.subject.otherMothers.psychologyen
dc.subject.otherParenting.psychologyen
dc.subject.otherPregnancyen
dc.subject.otherQuestionnairesen
dc.subject.otherRisk Factorsen
dc.subject.otherSocial Supporten
dc.subject.otherStress, Psychological.etiology.psychologyen
dc.subject.otherVictoriaen
dc.titleMen's adjustment to fatherhood: implications for obstetric health care.en
dc.typeJournal Articleen
dc.identifier.journaltitleJournal of obstetric, gynecologic, and neonatal nursing : JOGNN / NAACOGen
dc.identifier.affiliationDepartment of Psychiatry, Austin & Repatriation Medical Centre, University of Melbourne, West Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia. a.buist@medicine.unimelb.edu.auen
dc.description.pages172-80en
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12685668en
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