Health-Promoting Lifestyles in Pregnant Adolescents and the Affecting Factors Gebe Adölesanlarda Sağlığı Geliştirici Yaşam Tarzları ve Etkileyen Faktörler

Kara P., NAZİK E., KARAÇAY YIKAR S., Var E., Akçayüzlü Ö., ÖZDEMİR F.

Journal of Midwifery and Health Sciences, vol.7, no.1, pp.125-134, 2024 (Scopus) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 7 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2024
  • Doi Number: 10.5281/zenodo.10926696
  • Journal Name: Journal of Midwifery and Health Sciences
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.125-134
  • Keywords: health professional, health status, Health-promoting lifestyles, pregnant adolescents
  • Çukurova University Affiliated: Yes


Objective: The study was carried out to determine the health-promotion lifestyles behaviors of pregnant adolescents and related factors. Methods: The descriptive this study was conducted with between May-August 2015 on total of 56 pregnant adolescents in the outpatient departments of the obstetric and gynecologic hospital in Adana, Republic of Turkey. The study data were collected using the “Personel Information Form” and the “Health Promotion Lifestyle Profile Scale (HPLP)”. The study data were evaluated using SPSS 17.0 software. The statistical significance level was set at p<.05. Results: The mean total HPLP score of the pregnant adolescent was 112.85±15.79. The mean point totals of the subscales of HPLP were 34.66±5.90 (self-actualization), 20.75±5.19 (health responsibility), 7.32±2.78 (physical activity), 16.05±3.11 (nutrition), 19.76±3.50 (interpersonal support), and 14.30±2.72 (stress management). Significant associations were not found between the HPLP with socio-demographic and obstetric characteristics of pregnant adolescent (p>.05). Conclusion: The health behavior of pregnant adolescent was intermediate level. Health care professionals should teach antenatal follow-up and healthy lifestyle behaviors according to adolescent pregnancies. Additionally, support programs should be organized to ensure that pregnant adolescents take responsibility for their own health.