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Table 6 How helpful participants found SMS4dads N = 101 (not all fathers answered all questions)

From: Supporting men through their transition to fatherhood with messages delivered to their smartphones: a feasibility study of SMS4dads

Question Strongly disagree n (%) Disagree n (%) Not sure n (%) Agree n (%) Strongly agree n (%)
Being part of SMS4dads has helped me to feel less isolated as a new father. 1 (1.2%) 2 (2.4%) 11 (13.1%) 58 (69%) 12(14.3%)
SMS4dads was helpful to me in my recent experience of becoming a new dad. 0 (0%) 2 (2.4%) 4 (4.8%) 59 (70.2%) 19 (22.6%)
The messages helped me to develop a strong relationship with our new child. 0 (0%) 3 (3.6%) 26 (31%) 45 (53%) 10 (11.9%)
The messages were helpful in my relationship with my partner. 0 (0%) 1 (1.2%) 15 (17.9%) 54 (64.3%) 14 (16.7%)
The mood tracker, where I could respond to questions about how I was travelling, was useful for me. 0 (0%) 7 (8.3%) 34 (40.5%) 33 (39.3%) 10 (11.9%)