What is unique to PPD is the dyadic nature of the phenomenon.
Angela F. Wood, RN, MSN, and Mary (MOLLY) Meighan, RN, MSN, are both assistant professors of nursing at Carson-Newman College in Knoxville, Tennessee. Sandra P. Thomas, MSN, PhD, is the director of the doctoral program in nursing at University of Tennessee College of Nursing, where Patricia G. Droppleman, RN, PhD, is a professor of nursing.
They have all been practicing in the fields of women's health and/or maternal-child nursing for numerous years. The authors gratefully acknowledge research group members Mitzi Davis, Carol Smucker, Susan Blair, Eleanor Whitaker, Mary Smith, Sandra Smith, Leanne Young-Fritchie, Yuyan Han, Karen Heeks, Martha McBride-Freeman, Linda Hafley, Angela Sims, Kelli Edwards, and Ed Conway, and appreciate the contributions of Paula MacMorran and Howard Pollio. The graphic representation of the thematic structure was created by Ashley Montgomery. Transcription of the taped interviews was done by Linda Dalton.