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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/159559
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Marital Effect of Natural Family Planning Used for Childspacing
Abstract:
Marital Effect of Natural Family Planning Used for Childspacing
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2002
Author:VandeVusse, Leona
P.I. Institution Name:Marquette University
Title:Associate Professor
Contact Address:College of Nursing, Clark Hall 357, PO Box 1881, Milwaukee, WI, 53201-1881, USA
Contact Telephone:414.288.3844
Purpose: A study was undertaken to better understand its effect on the marital relationship. Conceptual Framework: Holistic integrative model of family planning. Sample/Method: A survey was mailed to 1,000 randomly selected couples in the USA. A follow-up reminder post card was sent 2 weeks later. Thus far, 145 couples (14.8%) have responded. The husband and wife were each asked to complete a questionnaire that contained 34 fixed choice questions and two open-ended questions related to marital dynamics. Results: The average respondent was 38 years old, married 13.5 years, used NFP for 10 yrs and had approximately 3 children. The majority were Roman Catholic (90%) and Caucasian (85%). About 80% of couples were satisfied with NFP and approximately 70% reported that it improved their relationships. A table containing key findings follows. The qualitative comments were coded and categorized. The prevailing positive themes were a) relationship enhancement that included increased interpersonal dialog, respect, and shared responsibility, b) knowledge improvement including awareness of cycles and moods, and c) method success in achieving child-spacing. The most frequent negative themes were a) strain on the relationship and b) negative effects on sexuality particularly related to periodic sexual abstinence. An imbalance was identified between women's sexual desire and infertile times for intercourse which increased couples' frustration with periodic abstinence. Conclusion: Overall, NFP was found to have positive effects on marital relationships however it is not without challenges. Ongoing research includes expanding to a national sample. Percent Response to NFP QuestionsWivesHusbands Increased fertility awareness9877 Satisfied with NFP8379 Positive effect on spiritual well-being7956 Greater appreciation for intercourse7473 Improved relationship7367 Positive effect on communication6658 Increased self-control6456 Lessened intercourse spontaneity6061 Difficulty with abstinence Sometimes5959 Often1521 Decreased frequency of intercourse4545 Worried about pregnancy4523
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.titleMarital Effect of Natural Family Planning Used for Childspacingen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/159559-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Marital Effect of Natural Family Planning Used for Childspacing</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">2002</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">VandeVusse, Leona</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">Associate Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">College of Nursing, Clark Hall 357, PO Box 1881, Milwaukee, WI, 53201-1881, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">414.288.3844</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">leona.vandevusse@marquette.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Purpose: A study was undertaken to better understand its effect on the marital relationship. Conceptual Framework: Holistic integrative model of family planning. Sample/Method: A survey was mailed to 1,000 randomly selected couples in the USA. A follow-up reminder post card was sent 2 weeks later. Thus far, 145 couples (14.8%) have responded. The husband and wife were each asked to complete a questionnaire that contained 34 fixed choice questions and two open-ended questions related to marital dynamics. Results: The average respondent was 38 years old, married 13.5 years, used NFP for 10 yrs and had approximately 3 children. The majority were Roman Catholic (90%) and Caucasian (85%). About 80% of couples were satisfied with NFP and approximately 70% reported that it improved their relationships. A table containing key findings follows. The qualitative comments were coded and categorized. The prevailing positive themes were a) relationship enhancement that included increased interpersonal dialog, respect, and shared responsibility, b) knowledge improvement including awareness of cycles and moods, and c) method success in achieving child-spacing. The most frequent negative themes were a) strain on the relationship and b) negative effects on sexuality particularly related to periodic sexual abstinence. An imbalance was identified between women's sexual desire and infertile times for intercourse which increased couples' frustration with periodic abstinence. Conclusion: Overall, NFP was found to have positive effects on marital relationships however it is not without challenges. Ongoing research includes expanding to a national sample. Percent Response to NFP QuestionsWivesHusbands Increased fertility awareness9877 Satisfied with NFP8379 Positive effect on spiritual well-being7956 Greater appreciation for intercourse7473 Improved relationship7367 Positive effect on communication6658 Increased self-control6456 Lessened intercourse spontaneity6061 Difficulty with abstinence Sometimes5959 Often1521 Decreased frequency of intercourse4545 Worried about pregnancy4523</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T22:07:34Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T22:07:34Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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