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This descriptive research was conducted with the objective of examining the correlations between perceived benefits of action, perceived barriers to action, perceived self-efficacy, spouse support, nurse support and health-promoting behavior and gestational age at birth in pregnant women at risk for preterm birth. The sample was composed of 162 pregnant women at risk for preterm birth receiving services in the antenatal care departments of Nopparatrajathanee Hospital and Bhumibol Adulyadej Hospital between January 2017 and May 2018. The sample was selected by purposive sampling based on set inclusion criteria. Data were analyzed by using descriptive statistics and determining correlations among the variables with Pearson's Correlation Coefficient and Spearman’s rank correlation. According to the findings, women at risk for preterm birth perceived benefits of action, perceived self-efficacy, spouse support, nurse support and health promoting behavior in preventing preterm birth were high, while perceived barriers were low. Perceived benefits of action, perceived barriers to action, perceived self-efficacy, spouse support and nurse support were correlated with health promoting behaviors with statistical significance. And, perceived benefits of action, perceived barriers to action, perceived self-efficacy, spouse support, nurse support and health promoting behaviors were correlated with gestational age at birth in pregnant women at risk for preterm birth with no statistical significance. Therefore, the hypothesis that practicing health promoting behavior and its antecedents positively correlated gestational age at birth was not supported. Hence, additional studies should be conducted in this area.
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บทความ ข้อมูล เนื้อหา รูปภาพ ฯลฯ ที่ได้รับการตีพิมพ์ในรามาธิบดีพยาบาลสาร ถือเป็นลิขสิทธิ์ของวารสาร หากบุคคลหรือหน่วยงานใดต้องการนำทั้งหมดหรือส่วนหนึ่งส่วนใดไปเผยแพร่หรือเพื่อกระทำการใด ใด จะต้องได้รับอนุญาตเป็นลายลักษณ์อักษรจากรามาธิบดีพยาบาลสารก่อนเท่านั้น
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