Self-efficacy: does it predict the effectiveness of contraceptive use in Iranian women?
RésuméThis study explored the relative effects of self-efficacy on oral contraceptive use among a sample of 352 Iranian married women aged 18-49 years. In structured interviews 5 variables based on the Steps to Behaviour Change model [knowledge, approval, intention, practice and advocacy] were assessed and correlated with measures of family planning self-efficacy and general self-efficacy. The results indicated that the 2 independent measures, when taken together, were more effective in predicting behavioural intentions for effective use of oral contraceptives, with family planning self-efficacy making the strongest contribution. It is suggested that self-efficacy intervention techniques will benefit oral contraceptive users in preventing unintended pregnancies
Peyman, N., Hidarnia, A., Ghofranipour, F., Kazemnezhad, A., Oakley, D. et al. (2009). Self-efficacy: does it predict the effectiveness of contraceptive use in Iranian women?. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/117756
EMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 15 (5), 1254-1262, 2009
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