HEALTH LITERACY AND PERGNANCY PREVENTION BEHAVIORS AMONG FEMALE ADOLESCENT STUDENTS IN THE RESPONSIBILITY AREA OF REGIONAL HEALTH 8th
Keywords:health literacy, pregnancy prevention behaviors, female adolescent students
This study was a cross-sectional descriptive study. The sample consisted of 1,166 adolescent girls grades 4-6. Data collection was conducted for 1,166 students with the objective of studying health literacy and pregnancy prevention behaviors of female adolescent students. collect personal information Knowledge and understanding of pregnancy prevention Access to information and services Communication increases expertise Managing health conditions Information media literacy Making the right choice and pregnancy prevention behaviors Using a questionnaire, the IOC value of this questionnaire was between 0.67-1, self-answered during February 2022. Data were analyzed using a computer program. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics, including frequency, mean, standard deviation.
The results age of the sample was 16.9 ± 0.9 years old. Grade Point Average of ≥ 3 was 86.8% Buddhists, 95.5% lived with their parents, 59.9%, their marital status were married and lived together %. 61.6 Parents' education was at the upper secondary/vocational education level. 28.3% Occupation of parents: farming, farming, gardening 33.3% having sufficient family income and having enough money to save 47.3% having good family relations 41.8, followed by the source of obtaining information about health information from internet or website 86.6%. health literacy of prevent pregnancy in female adolescent students was generally at moderate level 60.5%. When classified by aspect, it was found that knowledge and understanding of pregnancy prevention at moderate level 45.6%. Access to information and services at low level 46.1%, communication to enhance expertise at low level 52.2%, management of health conditions at moderate level 37.9%, information media literacy at low level. 45.5 Access to information and services at low level 46.1%. Communication to increase expertise at low level 52.2%. Management of health conditions at moderate level 37.9%. Literacy in information media at low level. 45.5 %. Correct decision making was at very good level 71.9%. Behavior in preventing pregnancy at very good level, 92.2%. In conclusion, overall health literacy of prevent pregnancy among female teenage students is the trend is better than in the past. Pregnancy prevention behaviors were at a very good level.