Korean J Women Health Nurs.  2003 Sep;9(3):319-326.

Family Support, Intention of Pregnancy and Antenatal Self-Care of Pregnant Women

  • 1Department of Nursing, Woosuk University, Korea.
  • 2Department of Nursing, Chung-Ang University, Korea.
  • 3Department of Nursing, Daebul University, Korea.


A Pregnancy becomes a developmental challenge and a life-turning point for both the woman herself and her family. The purpose of this study was to identify the correlation amomg the family support, intention of pregnancy and the antenatal self-care of pregnant women. METHOD: The data were collected from 129 pregnant women by a questionnaire. The collected data were analyzed by descriptive statistics, t-test, ANOVA, Pearson's correlation coefficients, using the SPSS program. RESULT: The findings of the study are as fellows : Statistically significant variables related to family support were age, religion, educational level, occupation, relationship with husband, relationship with mother. Statistically significant variables related to intention of pregnancy were religion, abortion history. Statistically significant variables related to antenatal self-care were age, religion, occupation, abortion history, relationship with mother, the term of marriage. There was a significant correlation between family support and intention of pregnancy, family support and antenatal self-care, intention of pregnancy and antenatal self-care.
Therefore, it is proposed that family support is an appropriate nursing intervention to improve the antenatal self-care and intention of pregnancy in pregnant women.


Family support; Intention of Pregnancy; Antenatal self-care; Pregnant women
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