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Supporting men through their transition to fatherhood with messages delivered to their smartphones: a feasibility study of SMS4dads

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Public Health, December 2017
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Title
Supporting men through their transition to fatherhood with messages delivered to their smartphones: a feasibility study of SMS4dads
Published in
BMC Public Health, December 2017
DOI 10.1186/s12889-017-4978-0
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Authors

Richard Fletcher, Francis Kay-Lambkin, Chris May, Christopher Oldmeadow, John Attia, Lucy Leigh

Abstract

The transition to parenthood can be a challenging time, in which both mothers and fathers experience increased risk of distress and depression. Mothers are more likely than fathers to engage with services and have their mental health monitored and attended to during the perinatal period. The present study aimed to explore whether smartphone technology could be used to address fathers' needs across their transition to fatherhood. A corpus of messages, including linked information and mood tracking software, was designed to support and enhance paternal relationships with their babies, their partners and themselves across the perinatal period. Messages were sent to project participants (N = 520) from 12-weeks' gestation to 24-weeks after birth. Of those fathers enrolled (N = 520), 21.5% scored >13 on K6 and completion rate (85%) was similar between these and other fathers. Most fathers (63.1%) clicked at least one link and responses were received for 20.5% of mood tracker questions. The probability of reporting worse mood scores decreased over time. Fathers completing post study surveys (N = 101) reported that messages helped them in their experience of becoming a new dad (92.8%), as well as helping them develop a strong relationship with their new child (54.9%), and in their relationship with their partner (79%). The present study has demonstrated that it is both feasible and acceptable to support new fathers with SMS4dads, a relationship-focused messaging system designed to be delivered to smartphones across fathers' transition to parenthood.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 116 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 22 19%
Student > Bachelor 18 16%
Student > Ph. D. Student 17 15%
Student > Postgraduate 7 6%
Other 7 6%
Other 22 19%
Unknown 23 20%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 30 26%
Medicine and Dentistry 22 19%
Nursing and Health Professions 15 13%
Computer Science 5 4%
Social Sciences 5 4%
Other 9 8%
Unknown 30 26%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 65. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 21 June 2021.
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#417,607
of 18,304,658 outputs
Outputs from BMC Public Health
#363
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#14,470
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Outputs of similar age from BMC Public Health
#41
of 718 outputs
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