The purposes of this qualitative pilot study were to describe needs and concerns of single, low-income mothers and to evaluate social support mechanisms these mothers valued during the transition to parenthood. Qualitative analysis consisted of word and context interpretation from focus group data. The following themes resulted from the discussion: (a) transition: resilience, finding new direction, and an array of emotions and mixed feelings; (b) stress: loss, isolation, and barriers; and (c) social support: positive and negative social support, and the need for informational, appraisal, emotional, and tangible support. Nursing interventions are discussed.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Phychiatric Mental Health