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Formative research in the development of a salutogenic early intervention home visiting program integrated in public child health service in a multiethnic population in Norway

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Title
Formative research in the development of a salutogenic early intervention home visiting program integrated in public child health service in a multiethnic population in Norway
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BMC Health Services Research, September 2018
DOI 10.1186/s12913-018-3544-5
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Maria J. Leirbakk, Johan Torper, Eivind Engebretsen, Jorunn Neerland Opsahl, Paula Zeanah, Jeanette H. Magnus

Abstract

Few early intervention programs aimed at maternal and child health have been developed to be integrated in the existing Child Health Service in a country where the service is free, voluntary and used by the majority of the eligible population. This study presents the process and the critical steps in developing the "New Mothers" program. Formative research uses a mixed method, allowing us to obtain data from multiple sources. A scoping review provided information on early intervention programs and studies, clarifying key elements when framing a new program. Key informant and focus group interviews offered insight of existing challenges, perceptions, identified power structures and offered reflections germane to the identified framework, securing user involvement at all stages. Monthly meetings with the project group enabled feedback loops for the data, securing program advancement. The "New Mothers" program was formed based on a salutogenic theory, emphasizing resistance and strengths. Public health nurses in the existing Child Health Service were to offer universally all first-time mothers and children home visits from gestational week 28 until the child reached 2 years, with motivational interviewing and empathic communication as methods to mentor the mothers, help them identify their strengths and resources, and provide support and information. Using formative research as mixed method ensures incorporation of detailed information from multiple resources when an early intervention program is developed. This method secured program appropriateness, both culturally and at system level, when integrating new elements in the existing service.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 66 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 13 20%
Student > Bachelor 8 12%
Student > Ph. D. Student 8 12%
Researcher 7 11%
Student > Doctoral Student 5 8%
Other 9 14%
Unknown 16 24%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 14 21%
Psychology 13 20%
Medicine and Dentistry 10 15%
Social Sciences 8 12%
Engineering 2 3%
Other 3 5%
Unknown 16 24%

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#10,372,763
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#3,680
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#184,785
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