- •A mixed research synthesis involves analyzing and integrating quantitative and qualitative studies on a topic.
- •Fathers' stress levels during their infants' NICU stay were between a small to moderate level.
- •Fathers struggled with the unfamiliar NICU environment at first.
- •Fathers were torn between dividing their attention to their infants in the NICU and also their partners.
- •Fathers experienced an unexpected journey to fatherhood.
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Published online: February 10, 2020
Accepted: February 8, 2020
Received in revised form: January 27, 2020
Received: December 22, 2019
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