Impact of Pregnant Adolescents’ Knowledge about Preventive Health Behaviors during Pregnancy upon Pregnancy Outcomes in AL- Diwaniyah City
Keywords:Impact , Pregnant Adolescents’ ,Knowledge ,Preventive Health Behaviors ,Pregnancy outcomes
Objective(s): The aim of the study is to evaluate the impact of pregnant adolescents’ knowledge about
preventive health behaviors during pregnancy upon their pregnancy outcomes .
Methodology: A quasi-experimental design, using the evaluation approach for the determination
the impact of pregnant adolescents’ knowledge about preventive behaviors during pregnancy upon
pregnancy outcomes in Al-Diwaniyah city from the period 17th January 2020 to 1st June 2021.
Non- probability, purposive sample of (35) adolescent pregnant are selected from those who visit
Al-Diwanyiah Maternity and Pediatric Teaching Hospital. Data are collected through the use of the
study instruments (questionnaire) in a form of Google format and through video calls as means of data
collection. Data were analyzed through the use of descriptive statistical data analysis approach and
inferential statistical data analysis approach.
Results: Results of this study indicate that most of the pregnant are between (16-19) year old (57.1%),
(34.3%) are primary school graduates, (71.4%) are housewives, (77.1%) are living in rural area and
(80%) are earning an income of (300-600) thousands ID. The overall evaluation of pregnant adolescents’
have a lack of knowledge about preventive health behaviors during pregnancy without significant
relationship between pregnant adolescents’ knowledge and their demographic characteristics. As well
as, pregnant adolescents’ knowledge about preventive behaviors during pregnancy does not impose any
effect upon their pregnancy outcome.
Conclusions: The study’s unique finding is that pregnant adolescents have a lack of knowledge about
preventive health behaviors during pregnancy, and this knowledge does not have any effect on their
Recommendations: Improving pregnant adolescents’ health literacy is the responsibility of healthcare
systems and healthcare professionals through emphasis by the Ministry of Health role through the
antenatal care units to take a part and dissemination of education about the preventive health behaviors
among pregnant adolescents especially primigravida, and particularly with each specific trimester.
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