eCite Digital Repository

Mothers’ experiences of settling infants in central Vietnam “through their eyes”: a photo-elicitation study


Murray, L and McDonald, N and Thang, VV, Mothers' experiences of settling infants in central Vietnam 'through their eyes': a photo-elicitation study, Health Care for Women International, 40, (5) pp. 495-514. ISSN 0739-9332 (2019) [Refereed Article]

Copyright Statement

Copyright 2019 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC

DOI: doi:10.1080/07399332.2019.1569014


There is little research on beliefs and practices regarding unsettled infant behavior and infant sleep in low and lower-middle income countries such as Vietnam. Here, researchers used a participatory qualitative visual method (photo-elicitation) to investigate how infant settling was perceived "through the eyes" of new mothers in Central Vietnam. Four qualitative themes emerged from the data: "loneliness in the midst of the crowd", "finding the right position", "protecting from cold", and "affection and exhaustion". Further research into how parenting programs and evidence based infant sleep guidelines can be modified to be socially acceptable in Vietnam is recommended.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Vietnam, health, children, settling infants, sleep
Research Division:Health Sciences
Research Group:Public health
Research Field:Community child health
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Specific population health (excl. Indigenous health)
Objective Field:Women's and maternal health
UTAS Author:Murray, L (Dr Linda Murray)
ID Code:133990
Year Published:2019
Web of Science® Times Cited:2
Deposited By:Medicine
Deposited On:2019-07-18
Last Modified:2020-08-14

Repository Staff Only: item control page