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Title: Self-efficacy: does it predict the effectiveness of contraceptive use in Iranian women?
Authors: Peyman, N.
Hidarnia, A.
Ghofranipour, F.
Kazemnezhad, A.
Oakley, D.
Khodaee, Gh.
Aminshokravi, F.
Issue Date: 2009
Language: English
Abstract: This 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
Description: 1254-1262
Keywords: Contraceptives, Oral
Cross-Sectional Studies
Subject: Self Efficacy
ISSN: 1020-3397
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