EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE PROGRAM FOR TEENAGE PREGNANCY PREVENTION

Authors

  • PRITSANA YOUKHONG Nursing Science (Community Nurse Practitioner), Faculty of Public Health, Mahidol University.
  • ARPAPORN POWWATTANA Department of Public Health Nursing, Faculty of Public Health, Mahidol University
  • WONPEN KAEWPAN Department of Public Health Nursing, Faculty of Public Health, Mahidol University

Keywords:

Teenage pregnancy, Evidence base practice, Pregnancy prevention program

Abstract

Teenage pregnancy results in higher medical complications as compared to other pregnancies. This quasi-experimental study aimed to examine evidence-based practice for teenage pregnancy prevention . The purposive sample of this study included 64 female teenage junior high school students in Prasat District, Surin Province who were equally divided into experimental and comparison groups. The experimental group receiveded evidence-based practice in a teenage pregnancy prevention program covering the topics of attitude adjustment, educational activities and skill training for teenage pregnancy prevention. Activities of the program were four two-hour sessions. Data were collected through self-administered questionnaire at pretest, one week and eighth weeks after intervention and were analyzed by Chi square and t-test.

After the program, the mean scores of attitude, knowledge, skills and behaviors among the experimental group were significantly higher than the mean scores before the program (p-value <0.001), and of those of the comparison group (p-value <0.05). At follow-up, the experimental group had mean scores of attitude, knowledge, skills and behaviors significantly different than in the posttest. (p-value <0.05).

The findings of this study suggest that teachers and/or community health nurses apply activities appropriate to the community for teen pregnancy prevention.

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Published

2019-08-01

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YOUKHONG, P., POWWATTANA, A., & KAEWPAN, W. (2019). EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE PROGRAM FOR TEENAGE PREGNANCY PREVENTION. Journal of Public Health Nursing, 33(2), 18–32. Retrieved from https://he01.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/phn/article/view/242010

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