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Factors that influence first-time mothers' choice and experience of early discharge.

Löf, Maria ; Crang Svalenius, Elizabeth LU and Persson, Eva-Kristina LU (2006) In Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences 20(3). p.323-330
Abstract
Objective: The aim of this study was to describe factors that influenced first-time mothers’ choice of and experiences during the first postnatal week, after early discharge without a domiciliary visit by the midwife.

Design: Interviews were analysed using content analysis.

Settings and participants: The nine participants were recruited from the Maternity Department at a University Hospital in Sweden. The catchment area included both an urban and rural population.

Measurements and findings: One main category and three subcategories emerged from the text. The main category was a feeling of confidence and security and the subcategories were being able to meet the needs of the baby, feeling ‘back to normal’ and... (More)
Objective: The aim of this study was to describe factors that influenced first-time mothers’ choice of and experiences during the first postnatal week, after early discharge without a domiciliary visit by the midwife.

Design: Interviews were analysed using content analysis.

Settings and participants: The nine participants were recruited from the Maternity Department at a University Hospital in Sweden. The catchment area included both an urban and rural population.

Measurements and findings: One main category and three subcategories emerged from the text. The main category was a feeling of confidence and security and the subcategories were being able to meet the needs of the baby, feeling ‘back to normal’ and receiving support.



Key conclusion: Factors that influenced first-time mothers’ choice and experience of early discharge were their sense of confidence and security, that they had support from their partner and that they could trust the follow-up organization.

Implications for practice: A booked telephone call and a follow-up visit to the midwife can be sufficient as a programme for first-time mothers choosing early discharge. (Less)
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primiparae, midwifery, postnatal care, organization, support
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Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences
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20
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3
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323 - 330
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Wiley-Blackwell
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1471-6712
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10.1111/j.1471-6712.2006.00411.x
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English
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Design: Interviews were analysed using content analysis.<br/><br>
Settings and participants: The nine participants were recruited from the Maternity Department at a University Hospital in Sweden. The catchment area included both an urban and rural population.<br/><br>
Measurements and findings: One main category and three subcategories emerged from the text. The main category was a feeling of confidence and security and the subcategories were being able to meet the needs of the baby, feeling ‘back to normal’ and receiving support.<br/><br>
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Key conclusion: Factors that influenced first-time mothers’ choice and experience of early discharge were their sense of confidence and security, that they had support from their partner and that they could trust the follow-up organization.<br/><br>
Implications for practice: A booked telephone call and a follow-up visit to the midwife can be sufficient as a programme for first-time mothers choosing early discharge.},
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  title        = {Factors that influence first-time mothers' choice and experience of early discharge.},
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