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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/158860
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Randomized Comparison of Two Internet Supported Family Planning Methods
Abstract:
Randomized Comparison of Two Internet Supported Family Planning Methods
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2010
Author:Fehring, Richard, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:Marquette University
Title:College of Nursing
Contact Address:P.O. Box 1881, Milwaukee, WI, 53201-1881, USA
Contact Telephone:414-288-3838
Co-Authors:R.J. Fehring, M.M. Schneider, T. Roumonada, College of Nursing, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI;
Purposes: To determine and compare the efficacy, acceptability, and motivation in using an internet based fertility awareness method (FAM) of family planning that utilizes electronic hormonal fertility monitoring (EHFM) with a cervical-mucus monitoring (CMM) FAM of family planning. Conceptual Base: The fertile phase of the menstrual cycle and mutual motivation in family planning intent and effort. Outcomes: Unintended pregnancy rates, acceptability and mutual motivation. Methods: Three hundred women (mean age 30.62) and their male partner (mean age 32.6) who sought to avoid pregnancy were randomized into either an EHFM or CMM FAM group. Both groups had access to a Web site that provided FAM instructions, an electronic charting system, and support from professional nurses. The participants were assessed acceptability of their respective FAM at 1, 3, and 6 months and motivation in avoiding pregnancy. Correct use and total unintended pregnancy rates were determined by survival analysis. Results: The 12 month correct use unintended pregnancy rate was 0.01 per 100 couple users (Std. Error = 0.01) and the 12 month total unintended pregnancy rate was 0.02 per 100 couple users (Std. Error = 0.01). There were no statistical differences in the unintended pregnancy rate between the two FAM groups. There was a higher mean acceptability score for the EHFM group compared to the CMM group (47.5 versus 43.3, t = 2.01, p < 0.05). Motivation to avoid pregnancy was no different at 1 and 3 months of use, but at 6 months the mean motivation score to avoid pregnancy was lower for the EHFM group (32.6 versus 38.8, t = 2.35, p, 0.025). Conclusion: Both FAMs were highly effective methods of family planning delivered through a nurse supported internet based program. Although the acceptability of the EHFM FAM was high, the motivation to avoid with that group decreased over time.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleRandomized Comparison of Two Internet Supported Family Planning Methodsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/158860-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Randomized Comparison of Two Internet Supported Family Planning Methods</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2010</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Fehring, Richard, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Marquette University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">College of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">P.O. Box 1881, Milwaukee, WI, 53201-1881, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">414-288-3838</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">richard.fehring@marquette.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">R.J. Fehring, M.M. Schneider, T. Roumonada, College of Nursing, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI;</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Purposes: To determine and compare the efficacy, acceptability, and motivation in using an internet based fertility awareness method (FAM) of family planning that utilizes electronic hormonal fertility monitoring (EHFM) with a cervical-mucus monitoring (CMM) FAM of family planning. Conceptual Base: The fertile phase of the menstrual cycle and mutual motivation in family planning intent and effort. Outcomes: Unintended pregnancy rates, acceptability and mutual motivation. Methods: Three hundred women (mean age 30.62) and their male partner (mean age 32.6) who sought to avoid pregnancy were randomized into either an EHFM or CMM FAM group. Both groups had access to a Web site that provided FAM instructions, an electronic charting system, and support from professional nurses. The participants were assessed acceptability of their respective FAM at 1, 3, and 6 months and motivation in avoiding pregnancy. Correct use and total unintended pregnancy rates were determined by survival analysis. Results: The 12 month correct use unintended pregnancy rate was 0.01 per 100 couple users (Std. Error = 0.01) and the 12 month total unintended pregnancy rate was 0.02 per 100 couple users (Std. Error = 0.01). There were no statistical differences in the unintended pregnancy rate between the two FAM groups. There was a higher mean acceptability score for the EHFM group compared to the CMM group (47.5 versus 43.3, t = 2.01, p &lt; 0.05). Motivation to avoid pregnancy was no different at 1 and 3 months of use, but at 6 months the mean motivation score to avoid pregnancy was lower for the EHFM group (32.6 versus 38.8, t = 2.35, p, 0.025). Conclusion: Both FAMs were highly effective methods of family planning delivered through a nurse supported internet based program. Although the acceptability of the EHFM FAM was high, the motivation to avoid with that group decreased over time.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T21:28:03Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T21:28:03Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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