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The purposes of this study were to identify and predict variables associated with depression of mothers whose their teenage daughters were pregnant and attended prenatal care at Banglamung hospital. 100 mothers of pregnant teenage daughters were simple random sampling to complete six questionnaires which were Personal information, Depression inventory, Rumination response scale, Negative automatic thought questionnaire, Coping scale assessing the problem focused coping behavior and emotional focused coping behavior, and Personal resource questionnaire. Descriptive statistics, Pearson’s correlation and stepwise multiple regression were used for data analyses.
The study findings reveal that 89 percent of the sample had depression. By using stepwise multiple regression analysis, it was found that rumination and emotional focused coping behavior could predict depression for 57% of variance in depression (R2 =.57, p <.001). The strongest predictor is rumination (ß = .52, p < .001) followed by emotional focused coping behavior (ß = .30, p < .001).
The results suggest that health professionals should concern and be aware of depression among the mothers whose their teenage daughters were pregnant. In order to reduce their depression, a developmental program to reduce rumination thought and promoting proper coping is recommended.