Knowledge, Practice, and Attitudes of Nurse Practitioners Toward Various Contraceptive Methods

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/148301
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Knowledge, Practice, and Attitudes of Nurse Practitioners Toward Various Contraceptive Methods
Abstract:
Knowledge, Practice, and Attitudes of Nurse Practitioners Toward Various Contraceptive Methods
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2001
Conference Date:November 10 - 14, 2001
Author:Rejman, Karol
P.I. Institution Name:University of Buffalo
Purpose: Little research has been done describing the decision-making process of clinicians in the area of contraception. The hypothesis is that the clinicians’ knowledge, attitude, and both clinical and personal experiences as well as various patient characteristics will influence the contraceptive methods offered to their patients. This study is designed to describe the knowledge, attitudes, and practices of nurse practitioners toward different types of contraceptive methods as well as the factors that influence which family planning options are offered to their patients. Methodology: A survey is being mailed to 2500 randomly selected nurse practitioners with either family health, women’s health, or adult health licensure in New York State. The survey questions are based on previous work by Joseph Stanford, MD, who described physicians’ knowledge and attitude towards natural family planning as a method of contraception. The survey includes questions assessing knowledge of both theoretical and actual effectiveness of various contraceptive methods as well as their prescribing patterns. The survey also includes questions asking the respondents to rank different patient characteristics that are considered when offering patients family planning options. Further, the survey offers space where the respondent may make additional comments. Results: This study is currently in progress. The results will be analyzed via logistic regression. The “comments section” will be detailed. Implications: The results of the study will add to the knowledge base on contraceptive methods but will illuminate the various factors which influence a clinician’s decision-making process. The study may reveal gaps in knowledge and perhaps personal bias that affect the family planning options offered to our patients.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
10-Nov-2001
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleKnowledge, Practice, and Attitudes of Nurse Practitioners Toward Various Contraceptive Methodsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/148301-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Knowledge, Practice, and Attitudes of Nurse Practitioners Toward Various Contraceptive Methods</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2001</td></tr><tr class="item-conference-date"><td class="label">Conference Date:</td><td class="value">November 10 - 14, 2001</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Rejman, Karol</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Buffalo</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">rejman@buffalo.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Purpose: Little research has been done describing the decision-making process of clinicians in the area of contraception. The hypothesis is that the clinicians&rsquo; knowledge, attitude, and both clinical and personal experiences as well as various patient characteristics will influence the contraceptive methods offered to their patients. This study is designed to describe the knowledge, attitudes, and practices of nurse practitioners toward different types of contraceptive methods as well as the factors that influence which family planning options are offered to their patients. Methodology: A survey is being mailed to 2500 randomly selected nurse practitioners with either family health, women&rsquo;s health, or adult health licensure in New York State. The survey questions are based on previous work by Joseph Stanford, MD, who described physicians&rsquo; knowledge and attitude towards natural family planning as a method of contraception. The survey includes questions assessing knowledge of both theoretical and actual effectiveness of various contraceptive methods as well as their prescribing patterns. The survey also includes questions asking the respondents to rank different patient characteristics that are considered when offering patients family planning options. Further, the survey offers space where the respondent may make additional comments. Results: This study is currently in progress. The results will be analyzed via logistic regression. The &ldquo;comments section&rdquo; will be detailed. Implications: The results of the study will add to the knowledge base on contraceptive methods but will illuminate the various factors which influence a clinician&rsquo;s decision-making process. The study may reveal gaps in knowledge and perhaps personal bias that affect the family planning options offered to our patients.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T09:43:11Z-
dc.date.issued2001-11-10en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T09:43:11Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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