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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/153108
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Collecting Evidence about Emergency Contraception Use in Nursing Students
Abstract:
Collecting Evidence about Emergency Contraception Use in Nursing Students
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2009
Author:Jimenez-Garza, Octavio A., MS, RN
P.I. Institution Name:Universidad de Guanajuato Campus León, División de Ciencias de la Salud
Title:Associate Professor, Researcher
Co-Authors:Luxana Reynaga-Ornelas, MN, RN; Cipriana Caudillo-Cisneros, MS, RN; Sergio Marquez-Gamino, MD, PhD
[Research Presentation] Background: According to official data, only a half of the teenagers sexually active in Mexico use some kind of contraceptive method. Emergency contraception pill is a recently approved method in this country and information about its knowledge and use in young people is almost null. Purpose: To identify the knowledge about the emergency contraception pill as well as its consumption in Mexican undergraduate nursing students Methods: Data were obtained through a ten item survey in 219 female undergraduate nursing students from the city of Leon, Mexico (freshmen, sophomore, junior and senior were included). The survey was designed to explore 1) knowledge about the emergency contraception (EC) method according to scientific literature and 2) consumption of the EC pill by the respondents. All surveys were anonymous and information was treated ethically. Results: Mean age of respondents was 19.6 +/- 2.4 years. 100% answered to have listened about the pill, while 22.3% out of the total have consumed it; from this group of consumers 45% knew about the pill by the media; 87.7% knows the accurate period of time for effectiveness, 47% knows the pill?s active principle; 32.6% considers that the pill causes micro-abortion, 85.7% knows about adverse effects and 95.9% identifies EC as a non-regular method. Conclusion: Most of the nursing students that have consumed the EC pill are well informed regarding to: adverse effects, accurate period of time for effectiveness and about that EC is not a regular contraception method. It is necessary to obtain information in another young female population not involved in the healthcare area, not only for comparison with our results but also for detecting groups where educational interventions could be implemented.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleCollecting Evidence about Emergency Contraception Use in Nursing Studentsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/153108-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Collecting Evidence about Emergency Contraception Use in Nursing Students</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">2009</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Jimenez-Garza, Octavio A., MS, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Universidad de Guanajuato Campus Le&oacute;n, Divisi&oacute;n de Ciencias de la Salud</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor, Researcher</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">ojimenezgarza@yahoo.com</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Luxana Reynaga-Ornelas, MN, RN; Cipriana Caudillo-Cisneros, MS, RN; Sergio Marquez-Gamino, MD, PhD</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Research Presentation] Background: According to official data, only a half of the teenagers sexually active in Mexico use some kind of contraceptive method. Emergency contraception pill is a recently approved method in this country and information about its knowledge and use in young people is almost null. Purpose: To identify the knowledge about the emergency contraception pill as well as its consumption&nbsp;in Mexican undergraduate nursing students Methods: Data were obtained through a ten item survey in 219 female undergraduate nursing students from the city of Leon, Mexico (freshmen, sophomore, junior and senior were included). The survey was designed to explore 1) knowledge about the emergency contraception (EC) method according to scientific literature and 2) consumption of the EC pill by the respondents. All surveys were anonymous and information was treated ethically. Results: Mean age of respondents was 19.6 +/- 2.4 years. 100% answered to have listened about the pill, while 22.3% out of the total have consumed it; from this group of consumers 45% knew about the pill by the media; 87.7% knows the accurate period of time for effectiveness, 47% knows the pill?s active principle; 32.6% considers that the pill causes micro-abortion, 85.7% knows about&nbsp;adverse effects and 95.9% identifies EC as a non-regular method. Conclusion: Most of the nursing students that have consumed the EC pill are well informed regarding to: adverse effects, accurate period of time for effectiveness and about that EC is not a regular contraception method. It is necessary to obtain information in another young female population not involved in the healthcare area, not only for comparison with&nbsp;our results but also for detecting&nbsp;groups where educational interventions could&nbsp;be&nbsp;implemented.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T12:02:55Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T12:02:55Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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