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Poster

Identifying Psychosocial Risk Factors for Mental Health and Psychosomatic Problems Among Expectant Fathers During Transition to Fatherhood

Poster Session II - Board: II- 081
Thursday, May 27, 2010, 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
APS Exhibit Hall

Yee Woen Koh
The University of Hong Kong, China

Antoinette Marie Lee
The University of Hong Kong, China

Kwok Yin Leung
The University of Hong Kong, China

Chui Yi Chan
The University of Hong Kong, China

CSK Tang
National University of Singapore, Singapore

Ka Fai Chung
The University of Hong Kong, China

Thirty-one expectant fathers were interviewed to examine mental health problems and associated risk factors. Findings showed that psychological distress is common and suggested high levels of masculinity, struggle between traditionalism-modernity, poor social support, marital dissatisfaction, low self-esteem and work-family conflict could be risk factors for psychological distress during transition to fatherhood.

 
Subject Area: Clinical
Keywords: Health

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