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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/158613
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Fathers' Transition to Parenthood: Effectiveness of the New Fathers Network
Abstract:
Fathers' Transition to Parenthood: Effectiveness of the New Fathers Network
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2002
Author:Hudson, Diane
P.I. Institution Name:University of Nebraska Medical Center
Title:Associate Professor
Contact Address:College of Nursing, 113 Fairfield Hall, PO Box 880620, Lincoln, NE, 68588-0620, USA
Contact Telephone:402.472.7353
The purpose of this pilot study was to test the effectiveness of an Internet-based intervention, the New Fathers Network, in improving first-time fathers' parenting self-efficacy and parenting satisfaction during the first eight weeks following their infants' birth as compared to no intervention other than the usual parenting information afforded new fathers. Transition theory served as the framework for this study (Schumacher & Meleis, 1994). Healthy transition to parenthood was conceptualized to include parenting self-efficacy and parenting satisfaction as important aspects of mastery of the parenthood role. A convenience sample of 34 Midwestern first-time fathers was recruited from the postpartum unit following their infants' birth and prior to the discharge of mothers and infants to their homes (Intervention Group, n=14), and from a primary care practice during the ninth month of their partner's pregnancy (Comparison Group, n=20). Fathers who had convenient Internet access (i.e., home or work) were eligible to participate in the study. Participants completed the Infant Care Survey (Froman & Owen, 1989) and the Evaluation Subscale of the What Being the Parent of a Baby is Like - Revised (Pridham & Chang, 1989) at 4 and 8 weeks following their infants' birth. Fathers in the Intervention Group were instructed to use the New Fathers Network for at least 20 minutes per week while they participated in the study. Paired sample t-tests found that parenting self-efficacy and parenting satisfaction scores for fathers in the Intervention Group significantly improved from four to eight weeks following their infants' birth, whereas parenting self-efficacy and parenting satisfaction scores for fathers in the Comparison Group did not significantly change. Fathers were primarily satisfied with the New Fathers Network, and the intervention served as a mechanism for providing social support and parenting education to fathers.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleFathers' Transition to Parenthood: Effectiveness of the New Fathers Networken_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/158613-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Fathers' Transition to Parenthood: Effectiveness of the New Fathers Network</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2002</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Hudson, Diane</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Nebraska Medical Center</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">College of Nursing, 113 Fairfield Hall, PO Box 880620, Lincoln, NE, 68588-0620, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">402.472.7353</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">dbrage@unmc.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">The purpose of this pilot study was to test the effectiveness of an Internet-based intervention, the New Fathers Network, in improving first-time fathers' parenting self-efficacy and parenting satisfaction during the first eight weeks following their infants' birth as compared to no intervention other than the usual parenting information afforded new fathers. Transition theory served as the framework for this study (Schumacher &amp; Meleis, 1994). Healthy transition to parenthood was conceptualized to include parenting self-efficacy and parenting satisfaction as important aspects of mastery of the parenthood role. A convenience sample of 34 Midwestern first-time fathers was recruited from the postpartum unit following their infants' birth and prior to the discharge of mothers and infants to their homes (Intervention Group, n=14), and from a primary care practice during the ninth month of their partner's pregnancy (Comparison Group, n=20). Fathers who had convenient Internet access (i.e., home or work) were eligible to participate in the study. Participants completed the Infant Care Survey (Froman &amp; Owen, 1989) and the Evaluation Subscale of the What Being the Parent of a Baby is Like - Revised (Pridham &amp; Chang, 1989) at 4 and 8 weeks following their infants' birth. Fathers in the Intervention Group were instructed to use the New Fathers Network for at least 20 minutes per week while they participated in the study. Paired sample t-tests found that parenting self-efficacy and parenting satisfaction scores for fathers in the Intervention Group significantly improved from four to eight weeks following their infants' birth, whereas parenting self-efficacy and parenting satisfaction scores for fathers in the Comparison Group did not significantly change. Fathers were primarily satisfied with the New Fathers Network, and the intervention served as a mechanism for providing social support and parenting education to fathers.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T21:13:39Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T21:13:39Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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