Nurses' Knowledge, Attitudes, and Willingness to Discuss or Dispense Emergency Contraception

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/161502
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Presentation
Title:
Nurses' Knowledge, Attitudes, and Willingness to Discuss or Dispense Emergency Contraception
Abstract:
Nurses' Knowledge, Attitudes, and Willingness to Discuss or Dispense Emergency Contraception
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2003
Author:Schilling, Ann
Contact Address: 91 Chateau Drive, Dyer, IN, 46311, USA
Abstract Emergency Contraceptives (EC) are high doses of birth control pills used within 72-hours of unprotected intercourse to avert an unplanned pregnancy. EC delay ovulation, impede sperm ascension, or prevent implantation. Attitudes that EC are unethical, are abortifacient, or a knowledge deficit of EC action may be responsible for their underutilization. The purpose of this study was to determine nurses’ knowledge and attitudes towards EC. The Abstract Emergency Contraceptives (EC) are high doses of birth control pills used within 72-hours of unprotected intercourse to avert an unplanned pregnancy. EC delay ovulation, impede sperm ascension, or prevent implantation. Attitudes that EC are unethical, are abortifacient, or a knowledge deficit of EC action may be responsible for their underutilization. The purpose of this study was to determine nurses’ knowledge and attitudes towards EC. The Principle of Respect for Autonomy was the theoretical framework that guided this study. A convenience sample of N=48 nurses completed 2 instruments developed for this investigation. The Knowledge of Emergency Contraception-Test (KEC-Test) measured nurses’ accuracy of EC facts. The Attitudes Toward Emergency Contraception-Scale (ATEC-Scale) measured attitudes and willingness to discuss or dispense EC. Though overall knowledge scores were low (M=2.27, SD=1.73), ATEC results indicated accepting attitudes of EC (M=43.42, SD=9.65). No significant correlation existed between knowledge scores on the KEC-Test and scores on the ATEC-Scale that measured attitudes and willingness (r=.185, p=.208, two-tailed). The belief that EC induce abortions was strongly correlated with unwillingness to discuss (r=.424, p=.001) or dispense EC(r=.536,p=.000, one-tailed). Further education is necessary to improve nurses’ knowledge of EC action, increase willingness to discuss EC, and to disseminate accurate information for autonomous decision making. AN: MN030031
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.titleNurses' Knowledge, Attitudes, and Willingness to Discuss or Dispense Emergency Contraceptionen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/161502-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Nurses' Knowledge, Attitudes, and Willingness to Discuss or Dispense Emergency Contraception</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">2003</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Schilling, Ann</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value"> 91 Chateau Drive, Dyer, IN, 46311, USA</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Abstract Emergency Contraceptives (EC) are high doses of birth control pills used within 72-hours of unprotected intercourse to avert an unplanned pregnancy. EC delay ovulation, impede sperm ascension, or prevent implantation. Attitudes that EC are unethical, are abortifacient, or a knowledge deficit of EC action may be responsible for their underutilization. The purpose of this study was to determine nurses&rsquo; knowledge and attitudes towards EC. The Abstract Emergency Contraceptives (EC) are high doses of birth control pills used within 72-hours of unprotected intercourse to avert an unplanned pregnancy. EC delay ovulation, impede sperm ascension, or prevent implantation. Attitudes that EC are unethical, are abortifacient, or a knowledge deficit of EC action may be responsible for their underutilization. The purpose of this study was to determine nurses&rsquo; knowledge and attitudes towards EC. The Principle of Respect for Autonomy was the theoretical framework that guided this study. A convenience sample of N=48 nurses completed 2 instruments developed for this investigation. The Knowledge of Emergency Contraception-Test (KEC-Test) measured nurses&rsquo; accuracy of EC facts. The Attitudes Toward Emergency Contraception-Scale (ATEC-Scale) measured attitudes and willingness to discuss or dispense EC. Though overall knowledge scores were low (M=2.27, SD=1.73), ATEC results indicated accepting attitudes of EC (M=43.42, SD=9.65). No significant correlation existed between knowledge scores on the KEC-Test and scores on the ATEC-Scale that measured attitudes and willingness (r=.185, p=.208, two-tailed). The belief that EC induce abortions was strongly correlated with unwillingness to discuss (r=.424, p=.001) or dispense EC(r=.536,p=.000, one-tailed). Further education is necessary to improve nurses&rsquo; knowledge of EC action, increase willingness to discuss EC, and to disseminate accurate information for autonomous decision making. AN: MN030031 </td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T23:22:24Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T23:22:24Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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