The correlation between knowledge and intention with self-efficacy of pregnant women to attend antenatal care at healthcare

Nina Mardiana, Grace C. Sipasulta, Meitty Albertina
2017 Journal of Nursing Education and Practice  
In Indonesia, the utilization of antenatal care at healthcare professionals was only 66%, and this figure dropped during a delivery. As much as 46% of pregnant women who attend antenatal care at healthcare professionals did not carry birth in healthcare facility. This study aims to explain the correlation between knowledge and intention with self-efficacy of pregnant women to get antenatal care. This was a quasi-experimental research with pre and post one group study. The samples included
more » ... ples included pregnant women in Balikpapan city, who had entered the second trimester of pregnancy. Sampling was carried out using simple random sampling technique by using a random number generator program is research randomizer to determine the group. Total sample was 20 pregnant women. The results showed that: 1) There was a significant correlation between knowledge and self-efficacy (p = .001); 2) There was a significant correlation between intentions and self-efficacy (p = .017). This study concluded that self-efficacy of pregnant women was high, the majority of pregnant women were not in the age of risk, pregnant women with high and average level of parity had a high knowledge. There were pregnant women who had high knowledge but did not get antenatal care from healthcare professionals. Most pregnant women had intention to attend antenatal care at healthcare professionals, but there were still pregnant women who attended antenatal care less than the prescribed standards that is at least four times during pregnancy.
doi:10.5430/jnep.v7n5p131 fatcat:tplnwoz2ivgarpl7iahbs43f2i