Emotional Quotient of Pregnant Teenagers Attending Antenatal Care Clinic at Ramathibodi Hospital
Objectives : To study the emotional quotient of pregnant teenagers attending antenatal
care clinic at Ramathibodi hospital
Methodology : This is a cross-sectional study of the pregnant teenagers who were
attending antenatal care clinic at Ramathibodi hospital by using the E.Q. evaluation
form for Thai people aged 12-60 years which was developed by the Department of
Mental Health, Ministry of Public Health. The data was collected from February to May
2012 then used the data to analyze score of E.Q. by compare the 9 aspects of E.Q.
score of the pregnant teenagers with the normal score of Thai civilian and analyzed
the relationship between basic information and E.Q. score by using t-test and one-way
analysis of variance by F-test.
Result : There are 35 cases participating in this study. The average age is 16.37 years.
Most of them are the first pregnancy. An average gestational age is 20.8 weeks. Most
of them are not married but living together (48.6%), studying in junior class (60%),
no income (74.3%), unplanned pregnancy (42.9%) and moderate satisfaction in
pregnancy (40%). The pregnant teenagers have a normal E.Q. level in these
aspects; self-control, empathy, responsibility, motivation, judgment, relationship, pride,
satisfaction and peaceful. No correlation between demographic data and E.Q. level.
Summary : Emotional quotient of pregnant teenagers attending antenatal care clinic
at Ramathibodi hospital are normal. No correlation between demographic data and E.Q. level.
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