Journal article

"We're in the background": Facilitators and barriers to fathers' engagement and participation in a health intervention during the early parenting period

Monique Seymour, Ryan Peace, Catherine E Wood, Chris Jillard, Kirsty Evans, Jacquie O'Brien, Le Ann Williams, Stephanie Brown, Rebecca Giallo

HEALTH PROMOTION JOURNAL OF AUSTRALIA | WILEY | Published : 2020

Abstract

ISSUES ADDRESSED: Little is known about the barriers and facilitators associated with engaging fathers in interventions targeting their physical and mental health. The current research therefore aimed to explore fathers' perceived barriers and facilitators to engagement and participation in a health intervention delivered during the early parenting period. METHODS: Eleven fathers of young children (0-4 years) were interviewed about their perceptions and experiences of facilitators and barriers to engaging and participating in an intervention (Working Out Dads) to target their mental and physical health. Interviews were recorded and transcribed. Transcripts were analysed using thematic analys..

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Funding Acknowledgements

Victorian Government Infrastructure Support Program; The Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare; National Health and Medical Research Council Career Development Fellowship; Bennelong Foundation