Application of The Information Motivation and Behavioral Skills Model for Pregnancy Prevention in Female Secondary Students.

Authors

  • Raslapas Jaiyasit
  • Punyarat Lapvongwattana
  • Nutkamol Chansatitporn

Keywords:

Female Secondary School Students, Information Motivation and Behavioral Skills Model, Pregnancy Prevention

Abstract

Adolescent sexual behavior has become a societal concern since it results in difficulties
for adolescents through multiple physical, psychological, and social development consequences.
This quasi-experimental study aimed to test the effect of a program using information motivation
and behavioral skills (IMB) for pregnancy prevention in 91 female secondary students in grade 9.
This study applied the IMB model to enhance skills for pregnancy prevention in female students
by providing information on pregnancy prevention, noting consequences of unplanned pregnancy
to female students, and enhancing motivation and positive attitudes for pregnancy prevention.
Data were collected by questionnaires that measured knowledge, attitude, perceived selfefficacy, decision making, and pregnancy prevention behavior (α=.82 .70 .80 .76 .74, respectively).
Data were analyzed using frequency, percentage, mean, standard deviation, independent t-test,
and repeated measures of one-way ANOVA
Results showed that the experimental group had total scores on pregnancy prevention
behavior at a high level, higher than before the intervention and higher than for the comparison
group. The mean scores of knowledge, attitude, behavioral skills, decision-making skills and
pregnancy prevention behavior were higher than in the comparison group (p-value <.05). After
the experiment and the follow-up period, the mean scores of knowledge, attitude, behavioral
and decision-making skills were significantly higher than before the intervention (p-value <.05).
At the follow-up, the mean scores of pregnancy prevention behavior were significantly higher
than before the intervention (p-value <.05). The mean scores of knowledge, attitude, behavioral
skills, and decision-making showed sustainability at the follow-up
Results suggest that the IMB model can enable students to adopt pregnancy prevention
behaviors. Results also suggest that involving more significant others such as family members,
teachers, health personnel, and friends would be beneficial.

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Published

2019-05-17

How to Cite

Jaiyasit, R., Lapvongwattana, P., & Chansatitporn, N. (2019). Application of The Information Motivation and Behavioral Skills Model for Pregnancy Prevention in Female Secondary Students. Journal of Public Health Nursing, 32(3), 1–18. Retrieved from https://he01.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/phn/article/view/189714

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