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Hertfelt Wahn, ElisabethORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0002-7804-6426
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Huusko, L., Sjöberg, S., Ekström, A., Hertfelt Wahn, E. & Thorstensson, S. (2018). First-Time Fathers’ Experience of Support from Midwives in Maternity Clinics: An Interview Study. Nursing Research and Practice, Article ID 9618036.
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2018 (English)In: Nursing Research and Practice, ISSN 2090-1429, E-ISSN 2090-1437, article id 9618036Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Background: Research shows that first-time fathers want to take part in preparation for birth and parenthood but they describe being excluded by health professionals. Aim: The aim of this study was to illustrate first-time fathers’ experiences of support from midwives in maternity clinics as a step in the validation of “The Father Perceived-Professional-Support” (The FaPPS) scale. Methods: A qualitative content analysis with an inductive and deductive approach was used; seven first-time fathers were strategically selected and interviewed. In the inductive part the following open question was asked: “How did you perceive the support from the antenatal midwife/midwives?” In the deductive part, the fathers were asked to respond to the FaPPS scale, in order to receive their thoughts and understanding of the scale, inspired by the “Think-aloud” method. Findings. The inductive results showed two main categories: Experience of not knowing what support they needed and Experience of being excluded. The fathers found support from other fathers in parental education classes, but they lack time to discuss. Overall it seems as if the fathers answered both from their own perspective and from the mothers’ perspective. This was not evident in the deductive results. The FaPPs scale should therefore include professionals’ ability to strengthen social support from other first-time fathers and professionals’ ability to offer support to the mother. Conclusion and Clinical Implications. The fathers experienced exclusion both by themselves and also by midwives. Midwives should offer both parents the opportunity to pose questions. It is important for expectant fathers that time for discussion is planned in parental education classes. The FaPPS scale is useful but needs further development. Parts of our result are in line with earlier research, for decades; therefore it is necessary to focus more on support for fathers.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Hindawi Publishing Corporation, 2018
Keywords
father-infant interaction, FaPPS scale, Fatherhood
National Category
Other Health Sciences
Research subject
Woman, Child and Family (WomFam)
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:his:diva-16446 (URN)10.1155/2018/9618036 (DOI)000450795100001 ()30533223 (PubMedID)
Available from: 2018-11-28 Created: 2018-11-28 Last updated: 2019-09-30Bibliographically approved
Tagliabue, S., Olivari, M. G., Hertfelt Wahn, E., Maridaki-Kassotaki, K., Antonopoulou, K. & Confalonieri, E. (2018). Retrospective Paternal and Maternal Parenting Styles in Greece, Italy, and Sweden. European Journal of Psychological Assessment, 34(6), 399-408
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2018 (English)In: European Journal of Psychological Assessment, ISSN 1015-5759, E-ISSN 2151-2426, Vol. 34, no 6, p. 399-408Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Abstract. Discrepancies in perceived parenting and parental roles across European countries could be due to the use of different assessment techniques or due to mean level differences in the authoritative, authoritarian, or permissive parenting styles. The present study aimed to examine the psychometric characteristics of the Parenting Styles and Dimensions Questionnaire (PSDQ; Robinson, Mandleco, Olsen, & Hart, 1995, 2001) in a sample of 225 Greek, 301 Italian, and 279 Swedish adolescents aged 16?19 years, who evaluated their father?s and mother?s parenting styles during their childhood. A confirmatory factor analysis (CFA), multigroup CFA, and modified version of the correlated uniqueness model were used to evaluate the structure and invariance of the scale across countries. Measurement and structural invariance was found in the 8-item authoritative scale and 6-item authoritarian scale. A mixed ANOVA (Country ? Style ? Role) showed that Swedish mothers scored lower than Italian or Greek mothers, and that, in the three countries, mothers were perceived as more authoritative than were fathers.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Hogrefe Verlag, 2018
Keywords
Parenting Styles and Dimensions Questionnaire, measurement and structural invariance, confirmatory factor analyses, cross-cultural validation, parental role
National Category
Psychology Other Medical Sciences not elsewhere specified
Research subject
Woman, Child and Family (WomFam)
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:his:diva-13012 (URN)10.1027/1015-5759/a000355 (DOI)000458408700005 ()2-s2.0-85047503273 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2016-10-10 Created: 2016-10-10 Last updated: 2019-08-29Bibliographically approved
Thorstensson, S., Andersson, A., Israelsson, S., Ekström, A. & Hertfelt Wahn, E. (2016). To build a bridge between two worlds: Mothers' experiences of professional support at the maternity ward. Health Care for Women International, 37(10), 1067-1081
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2016 (English)In: Health Care for Women International, ISSN 0739-9332, E-ISSN 1096-4665, Vol. 37, no 10, p. 1067-1081Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

We studied the experience of professional support among first-time mothers in relation to a scale measuring professional support in maternity care. We used a qualitative study with both an inductive and deductive approach and interviewed nine mothers. Our findings, both inductive and deductive, suggest that first-time mothers expect professional support in their transition into motherhood, building a bridge between two worlds. The first meeting, acknowledging individual needs, and supporting partner participation were important for good support. Maternity care should be organized with a focus on availability and professional support for mothers and the increased participation of their partners. Our scale of measurement can be useful but needs some development.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2016
National Category
Health Sciences
Research subject
Woman, Child and Family (WomFam)
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:his:diva-11694 (URN)10.1080/07399332.2015.1094072 (DOI)000385826200004 ()26397360 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-84946605804 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2015-11-16 Created: 2015-11-16 Last updated: 2019-08-29Bibliographically approved
Olivari, M. G., Hertfelt Wahn, E., Maridaki-Kassotaki, K., Antonopoulou, K. & Confalonieri, E. (2015). Adolescent Perceptions of Parenting Styles in Sweden, Italy and Greece: An Exploratory Study. Europe's Journal of Psychology, 11(2), 244-258
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2015 (English)In: Europe's Journal of Psychology, ISSN 1841-0413, E-ISSN 1841-0413, Vol. 11, no 2, p. 244-258Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
PsychOpen, 2015
Keywords
adolescents, parenting styles, PSDQ, country comparison, culture
National Category
Psychology Other Medical Sciences not elsewhere specified
Research subject
Woman, Child and Family (WomFam)
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:his:diva-10994 (URN)10.5964/ejop.v11i2.887 (DOI)000360679800007 ()2-s2.0-84930706958 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2015-06-04 Created: 2015-06-04 Last updated: 2019-08-28Bibliographically approved
Thorstensson, S., Nilsson, M., Olsson, L., Hertfelt Wahn, E. & Ekström, A. (2015). Women's Experiences of Midwifery Support during Pregnancy A step in the Validation of the Scale: "The Mother Perceived Support from Professionals". Journal of Nursing & Care, 4(2), Article ID 1000241.
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2015 (English)In: Journal of Nursing & Care, ISSN 2167-1168, Vol. 4, no 2, article id 1000241Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Background: Pregnancy can be physically and emotionally stressful for the parents, which means they need adequate professional support. Easy-to-use, validated scales are important in order to develop professional support in Antenatal care as well as in research.

The aim: Our aim was to illuminate pregnant women’s experience of professional support at the Antenatal care, in relation to the Mother-Perceived-Professionals-Support (MoPPS) scale.

Method: A qualitative study design using the method “Think aloud” with both inductive and deductive approaches, was used. Five first-time mothers were interviewed with open questions followed by questions related to the MoPPS scale items. Data was analyzed using inductive and deductive qualitative content analyses.

Results: The inductive analysis resulted in one theme: “Professional support from midwives made women created a feeling of security and unique or rejected and lonely during pregnancy” and three categories: “Continuity and competence”, “Perceiving trust or not” and “Parental groups or individual visits”. The deductive analysis described the mothers’ understanding of each item. However, coherence between the inductive and deductive analyses varied and the MoPPS-scale needs development.

Conclusion: The result shows that women's experience of professional support affects their sense of feeling safe or lonely during pregnancy. Important for midwives were to meet the women’s unique individual needs. The MoPPS scale was considered to be relevant and easy to understand, but it needs development to include questions about continuity, parental groups and the perception of midwives’ competence, which all were important for the women during their pregnancies.

Clinical implications: To offer adequate professional support for women during pregnancy, midwives need to meet the women’s unique individual needs with both medical and supportive knowledge.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
OMICS Group, 2015
Keywords
Professional, Scale, Validation, Mother, Parent
National Category
Other Health Sciences
Research subject
Medical sciences; Woman, Child and Family (WomFam)
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:his:diva-10829 (URN)10.4172/2167-1168.1000241 (DOI)
Available from: 2015-04-14 Created: 2015-04-14 Last updated: 2019-09-13Bibliographically approved
Tagliabue, S., Olivari, M. G., Antonopoulou, K., Hertfelt Wahn, E. & Confalonieri, E. (2014). Parenting Styles in Sweden, Italy, and Greece: Adolescents' Perspective. In: : . Paper presented at 14th Biennial Conference of the European Association for Research on Adolescence, September 3-6, in Cesme, Turkey.
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2014 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
National Category
Medical and Health Sciences Psychology
Research subject
Medical sciences; Woman, Child and Family (WomFam)
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:his:diva-9510 (URN)
Conference
14th Biennial Conference of the European Association for Research on Adolescence, September 3-6, in Cesme, Turkey
Available from: 2014-06-17 Created: 2014-06-17 Last updated: 2019-08-28Bibliographically approved
Thorstensson, S., Claesson, A., Packalen, A., Hertfelt Wahn, E. & Ekström, A. (2014). Validating the Mother-to-Infant Relation and Feelings' scale by first-time mothers' descriptions three months after birth. Journal of Women's Health, Issues & Care, 3(6), Article ID 1000173.
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2014 (English)In: Journal of Women's Health, Issues & Care, ISSN 2325-9795, Vol. 3, no 6, article id 1000173Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
SciTechnol, 2014
Keywords
mother-infant-interaction, professional support, becoming a mother, feelings for and relation to the baby, interviews, think-aloud method
National Category
Other Health Sciences Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Medicine
Research subject
Medical sciences; Woman, Child and Family (WomFam)
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:his:diva-10223 (URN)10.4172/2325-9795.1000173 (DOI)
Available from: 2014-11-26 Created: 2014-11-26 Last updated: 2019-08-28Bibliographically approved
Nilsson, L., Thorsell, T., Hertfelt Wahn, E. & Ekström, A. (2013). Factors influencing positive birth experiences of first-time mothers. Nursing Research and Practice, 2013, Article ID 349124.
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2013 (English)In: Nursing Research and Practice, ISSN 2090-1429, E-ISSN 2090-1437, Vol. 2013, article id 349124Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Objectives. The objective of this study was to describe first-time mothers’ experiences and reflections of their first birth. Study Design. This study is a part of a larger study which was carried out in southwestern Sweden in 2008. A qualitative method with content analysis was chosen for this study. The unit of data was 14 written narratives from the first-time mothers. Results. The theme “To be empowered increases first-time mothers’ chances for a positive birth experience” crossed over into all the three categories: “To trust the body and to face the pain,” “Interaction between body and mind in giving birth,” and “Consistency of support.” Conclusion. In order to feel confident in their first childbirth, the women wanted to be confirmed and seen as unique individuals by the professionals and their partner. If professionals responded to the individual woman’s needs of support, the woman more often had a positive birth experience, even if the birth was protracted or with medical complications.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Hindawi Publishing Corporation, 2013
National Category
Medical and Health Sciences
Research subject
Medical sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:his:diva-8674 (URN)10.1155/2013/349124 (DOI)24175090 (PubMedID)
Available from: 2013-12-10 Created: 2013-12-10 Last updated: 2017-12-06Bibliographically approved
Olivari, M. G., Ionio, C., Traficante, D., Hertfelt Wahn, E. & Confalonieri, E. (2012). Contraceptive self efficacy among Italian adolescents. In: : . Paper presented at 13th Biennial Conference of the European Association for Research on Adolescence, Spetses, Greece,August 29-September 1, 2012.
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2012 (English)Conference paper, Poster (with or without abstract) (Refereed)
National Category
Other Medical Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:his:diva-11696 (URN)
Conference
13th Biennial Conference of the European Association for Research on Adolescence, Spetses, Greece,August 29-September 1, 2012
Available from: 2015-11-17 Created: 2015-11-17 Last updated: 2017-11-27Bibliographically approved
Thorstensson, S., Hertfelt Wahn, E., Ekström, A. & Langius-Eklöf, A. (2012). Evaluation of the Mother-to-Infant relation and feeling scale: Interviews with first-time mothers' for feelings and relation to their baby three days after birth. International Journal of Nursing and Midwifery, 4(1), 8-15
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2012 (English)In: International Journal of Nursing and Midwifery, ISSN 2141-2456, Vol. 4, no 1, p. 8-15Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Mothers’ perception of their relationship with their baby might affect sensitive parenting. This study aimed to explore first time mothers’ feelings for and their relation to the baby associated with how they responded to the "mother to infant relation and feelings (MIRF) scale" as a step in the validation process of the scale. Interviews with ten first-time mothers, three days after birth, were performed, using open questions followed by questions directly from the MIRF scale items. An inductive and deductive approach inspired by the "Think aloud" method guided the study. Results describe main category; New mothers bewilderment and anticipation which contained four categories; Natural and great but mixed, Maternal instinct and kinship, Ability and expectations and Not yet for real. When mothers responded to MIRF scale items they describe talking to their baby which they did not in their open answers. Answering the MIRF scale helped mothers in differentiating between their own mixed feelings of becoming mothers and their relation to and feelings for the baby. The MIRF scale appears valid in reflecting important aspects of mothers’ feelings for and relation to their baby. The MIRF scale could be used in research and when evaluating care routines as well as in dialogue with new mothers to support mother-to-infant interactions.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Academic Journals, 2012
Keywords
Maternal feeling assessment, becoming a mother, motherhood, childbirth, professional support, validity
National Category
Health Sciences
Research subject
Medical sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:his:diva-5892 (URN)10.5897/IJNM11.041 (DOI)
Available from: 2012-05-24 Created: 2012-05-24 Last updated: 2018-11-26Bibliographically approved
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