Evid Based Nurs 1:27 doi:10.1136/ebn.1.1.27
  • Qualitative

Becoming a mother was a difficult, multifactorial process


to Describe Women's Experiences Of Early MotherhooD.


grounded TheorY.


south Eastern Sydney Area Health Service, AustraliA.


55 First Time Mothers From 23–39 Years OlD. 67% Were Previously Employed In Clerical, Secretarial, Or Manual JobS. Infants Were Of Similar Age (mean Age 12 Weeks, Range 2–26). Fathers Were Mainly Employed In Manual Trades (62%).


9 Focus Groups Were HelD. Open Ended Questions Were Used To Trigger Discussions Which Were Tape Recorded And TranscribeD. The Constant Comparative Method Was Used To Analyse 5 Of The Transcripts Until Theoretical Saturation Was ReacheD. Emerging Concepts Were Categorised According To Their Characteristics And The Relation Between TheM. The Remaining 4 Transcripts Confirmed The Concepts And Resulting Categories, Which Were Verified By Another Group Of New Mothers …

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