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MOREIRA, Mariana Calesso  y  SARRIERA, Jorge Castellá. Health predictors and psychological well-being on pregnant adolescents. PsicoUSF [online]. 2006, vol.11, n.1, pp. 07-15. ISSN 1413-8271.

The purpose of this research has been to evaluate the health and well-being predictors of pregnant adolescents. The work has been developed over a quantitative study of a pattern of 100 adolescents between 3rd and 9th month of pregnancy, who went in for prenatal examination on publics hospitals in Porto Alegre, Brazil. Data was colleted with a questionnaire for biodemographical data and the General Health Questionnaire by Golberg, that was apply individuadly, in the waiting room, before the gynacological consult. The examination of data gained was done from descriptive analysis, Bivariate Analysis and Multiple Regression Analysis. The results showed that the health was strongly related to others variables as age, occupation of partner, and religiousness. Therefore it was possible to note that the phase of gestation and the fact of kipping pregnancy instead of having an abortion were expressive predic-tor related to the General Health of the pregnant. Thus it is imperative to stress the importance of more researches in this area in order to give support to the improvement of programs of intervention and contraception among teenagers.

Palabras clave : Pregnancy in adolescence; Health; Psychological well-being.

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