Parenting as experienced by adolescent mothers during the 4 to 6 week post partum period

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/163314
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Parenting as experienced by adolescent mothers during the 4 to 6 week post partum period
Author(s):
DeVito, Josephine Mary
Author Details:
Josephine M. DeVito, PhD, RN, Seton Hall University College of Nursing, South Orange, New Jersey, USA, email: JosDeVito@aol.com
Abstract:
Purpose: Little is known about parenting for adolescent mothers in the early post partum period. The purpose of this study was to explore the experience of parenting for adolescent mothers during the 4 to 6 week post partum period. Background: Adolescent mothers need to express their feelings about parenting so they can identify what they need to know while developing this new role. Adolescence is a time of transition where psychosocial adjustments and identity are developing. When an adolescent becomes a parent unanticipated life style changes occur. Methods (Design, Participants, Setting, Data Collection, Analytic approach): This study was a secondary analysis of qualitative data collected from a quantitative study on the factors contributing to the self-perceptions of parenting in adolescent mothers. Content analysis was used to analyze the additional narrative comments made by the adolescent mothers. The sample consisted of adolescent mothers up to age 19 years old, primiparas, and had given birth to one healthy newborn. Adolescents where asked to comment on the experience of parenting during this time. Analysis of data involved transcription of comments expressed by the adolescent mothers and the emerging of themes from their responses. Results: They expressed common themes about the experience of parenting including: being caught between two worlds, feeling alone and desperate, and "If I knew then what I know now." Conclusions and Implications: Adolescent mothers need support and guidance. Programs that address their needs can assist them in sharing parenting experiences. They need to form friendships with other adolescent mothers and become involved in discussion groups about parenting. Only when nurses become aware of the meaning and experience of parenting for adolescent mothers can interventions be developed to address their needs.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2007
Conference Name:
19th Annual Scientific Sessions
Conference Host:
Eastern Nursing Research Society
Conference Location:
Providence, Rhode Island, USA
Description:
Conference theme: Building Communities of Scholarship and Research, held April 12-14, 2007 at The Westin Providence.
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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleParenting as experienced by adolescent mothers during the 4 to 6 week post partum perioden_GB
dc.contributor.authorDeVito, Josephine Maryen_US
dc.author.detailsJosephine M. DeVito, PhD, RN, Seton Hall University College of Nursing, South Orange, New Jersey, USA, email: JosDeVito@aol.comen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/163314-
dc.description.abstractPurpose: Little is known about parenting for adolescent mothers in the early post partum period. The purpose of this study was to explore the experience of parenting for adolescent mothers during the 4 to 6 week post partum period. Background: Adolescent mothers need to express their feelings about parenting so they can identify what they need to know while developing this new role. Adolescence is a time of transition where psychosocial adjustments and identity are developing. When an adolescent becomes a parent unanticipated life style changes occur. Methods (Design, Participants, Setting, Data Collection, Analytic approach): This study was a secondary analysis of qualitative data collected from a quantitative study on the factors contributing to the self-perceptions of parenting in adolescent mothers. Content analysis was used to analyze the additional narrative comments made by the adolescent mothers. The sample consisted of adolescent mothers up to age 19 years old, primiparas, and had given birth to one healthy newborn. Adolescents where asked to comment on the experience of parenting during this time. Analysis of data involved transcription of comments expressed by the adolescent mothers and the emerging of themes from their responses. Results: They expressed common themes about the experience of parenting including: being caught between two worlds, feeling alone and desperate, and "If I knew then what I know now." Conclusions and Implications: Adolescent mothers need support and guidance. Programs that address their needs can assist them in sharing parenting experiences. They need to form friendships with other adolescent mothers and become involved in discussion groups about parenting. Only when nurses become aware of the meaning and experience of parenting for adolescent mothers can interventions be developed to address their needs.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T11:05:16Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T11:05:16Z-
dc.conference.date2007en_US
dc.conference.name19th Annual Scientific Sessionsen_US
dc.conference.hostEastern Nursing Research Societyen_US
dc.conference.locationProvidence, Rhode Island, USAen_US
dc.descriptionConference theme: Building Communities of Scholarship and Research, held April 12-14, 2007 at The Westin Providence.en_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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