Journal of Depression and Anxiety

Journal of Depression and Anxiety
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ISSN: 2167-1044

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Sümeyye BAL

Sümeyye BAL


  • Research Article
    The Attitudes of the First-Time Fathers Towards Involvement in Baby- Care and the Status of Paternal Involvement in Turkey
    Author(s): Sümeyye BAL and Gülten KOÇSümeyye BAL and Gülten KOÇ

    The study was carried out descriptively with the aim of determining the attitudes of the first-time fathers towards involvement in baby-care and the status of their actual involvement. It was realized in the surveillance service and healthy baby clinic of Ankara Zekai Tahir Burak Training and Research Hospital. The sample size was determined as 357. The fathers were interviewed in the maternity ward to determine their opinions about involvement in the birth and in the healthy baby clinic in 10 days after birth to find out the baby-care practices they were involved in. All of the fathers who acquired knowledge were involved in baby-care. 65.0% of the participants expressed their perception of self-sufficiency in baby-care and their involvement rate was higher than that of those who do not feel self-sufficient (p<0.05). 85.3% of the fathers having anxiety of difficulty in baby-care a.. View More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2167-1044.1000316

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