The adolescent prenatal questionnaire: Assessing psychosocial factors that influence transition to motherhood

Margaret M. Kaiser, Bevely J. Hays

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Abstract

The purpose of the study was to develop a psychometrically reliable and valid instrument that assesses psychosocial factors that influence transition to motherhood in first-time pregnant adolescents 15–18 years of age. The descriptive, correlational study tested the Adolescent Prenatal Questionnaire (APQ) in 145 unmarried first-time pregnant adolescents 15–18 years of age who planned to keep their infants. Factor analysis yielded an interpretable four-factor solution that accounted for 40% of the variance with adequate internal consistency estimates and test–retest correlations to merit further testing.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5-19
Number of pages15
JournalHealth Care for Women International
Volume25
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2004

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  • Health Professions(all)

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