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Effects of a Paternal Participation Program during Cesarean Section on Paternal Infant Attachment

Yeoseong Geon-gang Ganho Hakoeji, 01 June 2013, Vol.19(2), pp.75-87 [Peer Reviewed Journal]

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  • Title:
    Effects of a Paternal Participation Program during Cesarean Section on Paternal Infant Attachment
  • Author: Hyun Kyoung Kim ; Mi Ran Choi
  • Found In: Yeoseong Geon-gang Ganho Hakoeji, 01 June 2013, Vol.19(2), pp.75-87 [Peer Reviewed Journal]
  • Subjects: Attachment ; Cesarean Section ; Public Health
  • Language: English
  • Description: PurposeIn this study effects of a paternal participation program during cesarean section on paternal infant attachment were investigate. The experimental treatment was an integrative nursing intervention to promote father to infant attachment.MethodsStudy design was a non-equivalent control group posttest design. The program consisted of emotional support to spouse and father towards infant attachment immediately following cesarean birth. Participants were 66 men, partners of women with normal full term pregnancy having a cesarean section with spinal or epidural anesthesia, (experimental group, 34; control group, 32). The experiment was carried out from August 1 to October 30, 2010. Control group data were obtained from May 1 to June 30, 2012. Posttest was performed 72 hours after cesarean birth. A self-report questionnaire including a paternal attachment instrument was used. Data were analyzed using t-test, propensity score matching, and analysis of covariance with the SPSS/WIN 18.0 program.ResultsTotal score for paternal infant attachment in the experimental group was significantly higher than the control group (p<.001). After matching, significant differences were found between the two groups through all subcategories. Adjusted mean score for paternal infant attachment verified experimental effects.ConclusionResults indicate that this paternal participation program during cesarean section is effective in improving paternal infant attachment.
  • Identifier: ISSN: 2287-1640 ; E-ISSN: 2093-7695

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