|Budget Amount *help
¥4,160,000 (Direct Cost: ¥3,200,000、Indirect Cost: ¥960,000)
Fiscal Year 2010: ¥1,820,000 (Direct Cost: ¥1,400,000、Indirect Cost: ¥420,000)
Fiscal Year 2009: ¥2,340,000 (Direct Cost: ¥1,800,000、Indirect Cost: ¥540,000)
In the present study, we interviewed 14 first-time fathers during their wives' pregnancy and 3-4 months after the birth of their child in order to elucidate the prediction during pregnancy of paternal roles following the birth of the child as well as the actual condition of paternal roles. Analysis of the responses revealed nine reasons for the ability or inability to actually fulfill paternal roles, and detailed nursing support methods to enable first-time fathers to realistically and concretely envision paternal roles during their wives'pregnancy were suggested.