Effect of health belief modification program on antenatal care visit behaviors in pregnant women, Buriram province

Authors

  • Thanannipha Phaksuknithiwat Maternal and child nursing Department, Faculty of Nursing, Buriram Western University

Keywords:

pregnant women, Health belief, Antenatal care behaviors

Abstract

Accurate antenatal care behavior reduces the mortality rate. As a result, Pregnant women and babies born would be healty. The purpose of this Quasiexperimental research was to examine the effect of health belief modification program on behavior of pre-natal care for pregnant women, Buriram Province. Purposive sampling was used to recruit 30 pregnant women in the experimental group and 30 pregnant women in the control group. The experimental group received 2 sessions of health belief modification program during 8 weeks. The activities in the program aimed to enhance perceived susceptibility and severity of complication during pregnancy, perceived benefits of pre-natal care and to decrease perceived barriers of pre-natal care. Data were collected with self-administered questionnaires. The data were analyzed by using mean, percentage, standard deviation and t-test.

The results indicated that after intervention, the experimental group had the mean score of antenatal care visit behaviors higher than control group. The experimental group had significantly higher level (p < .05) of antenatal care visit behaviors than before receiving the intervention. In addition, the experimental group had shown significantly better changes in mean scores of antenatal care visit behaviors than the control group (p < .05) Results of the study suggested that nurses and other responsible personnel could apply this program to enhance behaviors of pre-natal care for pregnant women.

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Published

2019-09-01

How to Cite

Phaksuknithiwat, T. (2019). Effect of health belief modification program on antenatal care visit behaviors in pregnant women, Buriram province. Journal of Public Health Nursing, 33(3), 15–28. Retrieved from https://he01.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/phn/article/view/241680

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