A birth education program for expectant fathers in Taiwan: effects on their anxiety.

@article{Li2009ABE,
  title={A birth education program for expectant fathers in Taiwan: effects on their anxiety.},
  author={Hsin-Tzu Li and Kuan-Chia Lin and Shu-Chen Chang and Chien-Huei Kao and Chieh-Yu Liu and S M Kuo},
  journal={Birth},
  year={2009},
  volume={36 4},
  pages={289-96}
}
BACKGROUND A father who does not know how to assist the mother in relieving labor pains may experience a sense of powerlessness and anxiety. The objective of this study was to evaluate how an education program for expectant fathers who attended their partners' labor and birth affected their anxiety. METHODS In a randomized controlled trial, 87 expectant fathers who attended their pregnant partners through labor and birth at a hospital in central Taiwan were allocated by block randomization to… CONTINUE READING
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