Health Promotion Behavior and its Correlates Among Adolescents With Unplanned Pregnancies in Thailand

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/159002
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Presentation
Title:
Health Promotion Behavior and its Correlates Among Adolescents With Unplanned Pregnancies in Thailand
Abstract:
Health Promotion Behavior and its Correlates Among Adolescents With Unplanned Pregnancies in Thailand
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2007
Author:Wong-Asa, Wilailuck, MS
P.I. Institution Name:Thammasat University
Contact Address:Faculty of Nursing Amphur Klongluang, Tambon Klongnueng, Prathumthani Province, 12121, Thailand
Co-Authors:P. Sitkul-a-nan, Faculty of Nursing, Thammasat University, Prathumthani Province, THAILAND and R. Ross, College of Nursing, Kent State University, Kent, OH
Problem: Adolescent pregnancy has been found to be negatively linked with adolescents' physical and psychosocial complications, especially with unwanted pregnancy. Also, children born to adolescents tend to experience negative physical, psychosocial, and cognitive development. Health promotion behavior of pregnant adolescents has been found to counteract the above problems. However, less is known about health promotion behavior among Thai adolescents with unplanned pregnancies. Purpose: This correlational, cross-sectional study aims to examine factors affecting health promotion behavior among Thai adolescents with unplanned pregnancies. Subject and Methods: The sample included 200 adolescents with unplanned pregnancies who received prenatal care at five different facilities in Thailand during January, 2005-February, 2006. Self-administered questionnaires were used to measure adaptation to pregnancy (alpha =.86), family support (alpha=.90), health professional support (alpha=.90), and health promotion behavior (alpha=.94). The questionnaires were developed by the research team, based on literature review and Pender's Health Promotion Model. Three Thai experts in the area of adolescence reviewed the questionnaires for content validity. Later, the questionnaires were piloted among 10 Thai pregnant adolescents for face validity. The statistics which were used are frequencies, percentages, means, standard deviations, and simultaneous multiple regression. Results: The mean age of the adolescents was 17.7 years old (SD= 1.83). Most finished high school (65%) and were housewives (38.5%). More than half (59%) lived with their partner. Using multiple regression, adaptation to pregnancy (beta=.337, p<.001), family support (beta=.042, p<.001), and health professional support (beta=.013, p<.05) accounted for 39.2 % (F=13.1, p<.001) of the explained variance in health promotion behavior among pregnant adolescents. Conclusion: Nurses should be supportive of their pregnant adolescents' health promotion behavior. Also, they should screen adolescents with unwanted pregnancies for their adaptation to pregnancy and for support they receive from family in order that appropriate interventions can be applied to assist them in increasing their health promotion behavior.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleHealth Promotion Behavior and its Correlates Among Adolescents With Unplanned Pregnancies in Thailanden_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/159002-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Health Promotion Behavior and its Correlates Among Adolescents With Unplanned Pregnancies in Thailand</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2007</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Wong-Asa, Wilailuck, MS</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Thammasat University</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">Faculty of Nursing Amphur Klongluang, Tambon Klongnueng, Prathumthani Province, 12121, Thailand</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">wilailuck_w@hotmail.com</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">P. Sitkul-a-nan, Faculty of Nursing, Thammasat University, Prathumthani Province, THAILAND and R. Ross, College of Nursing, Kent State University, Kent, OH</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Problem: Adolescent pregnancy has been found to be negatively linked with adolescents' physical and psychosocial complications, especially with unwanted pregnancy. Also, children born to adolescents tend to experience negative physical, psychosocial, and cognitive development. Health promotion behavior of pregnant adolescents has been found to counteract the above problems. However, less is known about health promotion behavior among Thai adolescents with unplanned pregnancies. Purpose: This correlational, cross-sectional study aims to examine factors affecting health promotion behavior among Thai adolescents with unplanned pregnancies. Subject and Methods: The sample included 200 adolescents with unplanned pregnancies who received prenatal care at five different facilities in Thailand during January, 2005-February, 2006. Self-administered questionnaires were used to measure adaptation to pregnancy (alpha =.86), family support (alpha=.90), health professional support (alpha=.90), and health promotion behavior (alpha=.94). The questionnaires were developed by the research team, based on literature review and Pender's Health Promotion Model. Three Thai experts in the area of adolescence reviewed the questionnaires for content validity. Later, the questionnaires were piloted among 10 Thai pregnant adolescents for face validity. The statistics which were used are frequencies, percentages, means, standard deviations, and simultaneous multiple regression. Results: The mean age of the adolescents was 17.7 years old (SD= 1.83). Most finished high school (65%) and were housewives (38.5%). More than half (59%) lived with their partner. Using multiple regression, adaptation to pregnancy (beta=.337, p&lt;.001), family support (beta=.042, p&lt;.001), and health professional support (beta=.013, p&lt;.05) accounted for 39.2 % (F=13.1, p&lt;.001) of the explained variance in health promotion behavior among pregnant adolescents. Conclusion: Nurses should be supportive of their pregnant adolescents' health promotion behavior. Also, they should screen adolescents with unwanted pregnancies for their adaptation to pregnancy and for support they receive from family in order that appropriate interventions can be applied to assist them in increasing their health promotion behavior.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T21:36:25Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T21:36:25Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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