Föräldrars upplevelse av kontakten med barnavårdscentralen
The aim of the study was to describe how mothers and fathers experience their contact with the child health center. Ten mothers and ten fathers participated and the data were gathered via interviews. The results showed that both mothers and fathers were satisfied with the response at the child health center. Most of the respondents considered that the child health center activity was aimed more to the mothers. The fathers described that they wanted an extended possibility to participate in the activitys at the child health center. Several parents were dissatisfied with the organisation and the structure of the child health center mainly concerning opening hours and telephone hours. They expressed a strong will that opening hours at the child health center should be changed. When it concerned information contents regarding support the parents had different views. The mothers experienced that they recived too little information and that the information given not was relevant for the occasion. The fathers described that they recived too much information at one and the same time and that the information became difficult to incorporate. Both mothers and fathers described that they were pleased with the frequent health controls. The participants in the study were also pleased with the parent groups and the social community they provided. The fathers in the study considered it as very important to participate but experienced opening hours as an obstacle for this. They also expressed a strong will about support in their new role as fathers and also requested special groups for fathers with a male leader. A lot of the child health centers activity turns itself to the mothers and in order to avoid fathers feel out of it the fathers should be supported through father- focused programs.
School:Högskolan i Gävle
Source Type:Master's Thesis
Keywords:child health center experience parent groups parenting support education
Date of Publication:10/10/2008