A qualitative research on expectant fathers’ experiences and nursing needs in Macau

I. Chan, U.M. Un, O. Lai, Chung Yee Zenobia Chan

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目的了解准父亲待产阶段的心理反应及 对护理服务的需求。方法运用质性现象学研究方法,以半结构式深度访谈法,通过现场录音收集29名准父亲在待产期间的真实体验,并以内容分析法对资料作整 理、归纳及分析。结果提炼得出4个类别:①心理反应;②新父亲角色的反应;③个人需求;④护理需求。结论在待产阶段,母婴的安危是准父亲最关切的事情,准 父亲们渴望从护理人员方面得到适时分娩咨询及母婴平安的即时消息。根据准父亲不同的心理体验及护理需求,给予适时的心理支持、增进相互沟通,以减低他们焦 虑不安的情绪,是我们今后提升产科全人护理服务的方向之一。 ||Objective To explore the psychological experiences and nursing needs of expectant fathers while waiting for childbirth.Methods A qualitative phenomenological methodology was used in the study.Semi-structured in-depth interviews were conducted with 29 expectant fathers.The data were transcribed,collated,summarized and analyzed using content analysis.Results Through careful analysis and collation,four themes were identified:psychological responses,feelings towards new parental role,personal needs and nursing needs.Conclusions Maternal and child safety in the expectant phase is the expectant fathers’ most concern aspect and the expectant fathers are eager to receive timely delivery and maternal advice from the nursing staff.Depending on the expectant fathers’ experience and nursing needs,giving timely psychosocial support and enhancing mutual communication to reduce their anxiety and negative emotions,are the directions of our future nursing service. 
Original languageChinese (Simplified)
Pages (from-to)485-487
Number of pages3
Journal中华护理杂志 (Chinese journal of nursing)
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2013


  • Fathers
  • Pregnancy
  • Parturition
  • Emotions
  • Health services needs and demand

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine

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