ปัจจัยที่มีอิทธิพลต่อการมีส่วนร่วมในการดูแลหญิงตั้งครรภ์ของสามีวัยรุ่น Factors Influencing Adolescent Partner Involvement in Caring for Pregnant Women

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สุกัญญา ตาแสงสา ตติรัตน์ เตชะศักดิ์ศรี สุพิศ ศิริอรุณรัตน์

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Partner involvement in caring for pregnant women positively affects both pregnant women’s and their fetus’s health. This predictive research aimed to examine factors (attitude toward pregnancy, perceived self-efficacy toward caring for pregnant women, family support and prenatal care knowledge) influencing adolescent partner involvement in caring for pregnant women. Participants were 85 adolescent partners of pregnant women receiving prenatal care service at Khon Kaen Hospital who met study inclusion criteria. Data were collected from April to May 2018 by record form and self-report questionnaires. Record form gathered personal information, questionnaires consisted of questionnaires regarding attitude toward pregnancy, perceived self-efficacy in caring for pregnant women, family support, involvement in caring for pregnant women, and prenatal care knowledge. Cronbach’s alpha coefficient of the first four questionnaires were .83, .92, .80 and .85, respectively. Reliability of prenatal care knowledge questionnaire was calculated by Kuder Richardson-20 (KR-20) resulting .82. Data was analyzed by descriptive statistics and multiple regressions.


Results revealed that attitude toward pregnancy, perceived self-efficacy in caring for pregnant women, family support, and prenatal care knowledge altogether predicted for 42.4% of the variance in adolescent partner involvement in caring for pregnant women (R2 = .424, F4, 80 = 14.70, p < .001). Perceived elf-efficacy and prenatal care knowledge predicted for 42.1% (R2 = .421, F2, 82 = 29.77, p < .001) of the variance in involvement for which perceived self-efficacy was the best predictor of involvement (β = .62, p < .001).


Nurses and Midwives would promote adolescent partners of pregnant women to have increased self-efficacy in caring for pregnant women. This would be done by providing fathers health education about caring for pregnant women and preparing them to be parents.

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