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

Becoming a mother was a difficult, multifactorial process

Objective

to Describe Women's Experiences Of Early MotherhooD.

Design

grounded TheorY.

Setting

south Eastern Sydney Area Health Service, AustraliA.

Participants

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%).

Methods

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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