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General parental education in Sweden: participants and non-participants

Petersson, C; Petersson, K and Håkansson, Anders LU (2003) In Scandinavian Journal of Primary Health Care 21(1). p.43-46
Abstract
Objective - To study factors of importance for participation in parental education within routine child health care. Design - All parents of children born during 1 year were invited by the district nurse to participate in parental education; their participation during the infant year was registered. Setting - Catchment area of two health centres in Vaxjo, Sweden. Subjects - 221 infants and their parents. Main outcome measures - Number of educational sessions for mothers and fathers. Results - 63% of mothers and 20% of fathers attended at least one session. These mothers attended a mean of 5.7 (SD 2.2) sessions and these fathers a mean of 2.8 (SD 2.3) sessions. Logistic regression analyses showed that the only variable of significance for... (More)
Objective - To study factors of importance for participation in parental education within routine child health care. Design - All parents of children born during 1 year were invited by the district nurse to participate in parental education; their participation during the infant year was registered. Setting - Catchment area of two health centres in Vaxjo, Sweden. Subjects - 221 infants and their parents. Main outcome measures - Number of educational sessions for mothers and fathers. Results - 63% of mothers and 20% of fathers attended at least one session. These mothers attended a mean of 5.7 (SD 2.2) sessions and these fathers a mean of 2.8 (SD 2.3) sessions. Logistic regression analyses showed that the only variable of significance for participation was being a first-time parent (odds ratio 3.9 for the mothers and 3.7 for the fathers). Odds ratios above 2.0 (non-significant) were found for married mothers and Swedish mothers, as well as for Swedish fathers. Conclusion - It is still a considerable problem to get certain groups involved in routine parental education in Swedish child healthcare programmes. (Less)
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parental education, child health care, health promotion
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Scandinavian Journal of Primary Health Care
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21
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1
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43 - 46
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Taylor & Francis
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  • pmid:12718460
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0281-3432
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10.1080/02813430310000555
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English
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  abstract     = {Objective - To study factors of importance for participation in parental education within routine child health care. Design - All parents of children born during 1 year were invited by the district nurse to participate in parental education; their participation during the infant year was registered. Setting - Catchment area of two health centres in Vaxjo, Sweden. Subjects - 221 infants and their parents. Main outcome measures - Number of educational sessions for mothers and fathers. Results - 63% of mothers and 20% of fathers attended at least one session. These mothers attended a mean of 5.7 (SD 2.2) sessions and these fathers a mean of 2.8 (SD 2.3) sessions. Logistic regression analyses showed that the only variable of significance for participation was being a first-time parent (odds ratio 3.9 for the mothers and 3.7 for the fathers). Odds ratios above 2.0 (non-significant) were found for married mothers and Swedish mothers, as well as for Swedish fathers. Conclusion - It is still a considerable problem to get certain groups involved in routine parental education in Swedish child healthcare programmes.},
  author       = {Petersson, C and Petersson, K and Håkansson, Anders},
  issn         = {0281-3432},
  keyword      = {parental education,child health care,health promotion},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {43--46},
  publisher    = {Taylor & Francis},
  series       = {Scandinavian Journal of Primary Health Care},
  title        = {General parental education in Sweden: participants and non-participants},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02813430310000555},
  volume       = {21},
  year         = {2003},
}