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Knowledge about missed contraceptive pills among married women at King Abdulaziz University Hospital.

Iftikhar R, Aba Al Khail BA - Patient Prefer Adherence (2015)

Bottom Line: However, lack of knowledge about oral contraceptive use and inconsistent pill-taking might result in decreased efficacy.Postgraduate women had a significantly higher knowledge score than illiterate women (P=0.002) and those who had completed at least primary education (P=0.001).Monthly incomes (P=0.2) and mode of OCP selection (P=0.2) were also not significantly associated with knowledge scores.

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Affiliation: Family and Community Medicine Department, King Abdulaziz University Hospital, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

ABSTRACT

Background: Oral contraceptive pills (OCPs) are one of the most reliable methods of contraception. However, lack of knowledge about oral contraceptive use and inconsistent pill-taking might result in decreased efficacy. The study reported here aimed to explore women's knowledge about oral contraceptive use and assess the factors associated with knowledge about OCPs among users.

Methods: This cross-sectional survey was conducted at King Abdulaziz University Hospital, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia between April and June 2014. We included married, non-pregnant women >18 years old who had used a combined 21-day OCP for at least 3 months prior to recruitment. A questionnaire was used to collect the participants' demographic information. It also assessed their knowledge about OCPs. Data were entered into and analyzed using SPSS software.

Results: A total of 357 women were recruited. Of these, 57.7% reported they knew what to do after missing one or two pills, but only 18.3% knew exactly what to do after missing more than two pills consecutively. Postgraduate women had a significantly higher knowledge score than illiterate women (P=0.002) and those who had completed at least primary education (P=0.001). Conversely, there was no difference in knowledge scores between Saudi and expatriate women (P=0.2). Monthly incomes (P=0.2) and mode of OCP selection (P=0.2) were also not significantly associated with knowledge scores.

Conclusion: Women had poor knowledge about OCP use. Appropriate measures should be taken to educate women about proper oral contraceptive use.

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Mentions: Figure 1 shows that a large proportion of the women (n=228; 63.9%) had inadequate knowledge (score of 0–4) about OCP use. Only 2.2% had satisfactory knowledge (score of 8–10). Women were most likely to have satisfactory knowledge about what do after missing one to two pills (P<0.001). A relatively higher proportion of women with a higher educational attainment (50.0%), lower income (50.0%), previous pregnancy (75.0%), and history of OCP use (100.0%) had higher knowledge scores. Women who were prescribed OCPs by a gynecologist or who self-initiated OCPs (37.5% in both cases) and those who received instructions from a physician (50.0%) or read instructions on package inserts (50.0%) also had higher knowledge scores (Table 4). Further analysis using analysis of variance showed that postgraduate women had a significantly higher knowledge score than illiterate women (P=0.002) and those who had completed at least primary education (P=0.001). Conversely, there was no difference in knowledge scores among Saudi and expatriate women (P=0.2). Similarly, monthly incomes (P=0.2) and mode of OCP selection (P=0.2) were not significantly associated with knowledge scores.


Knowledge about missed contraceptive pills among married women at King Abdulaziz University Hospital.

Iftikhar R, Aba Al Khail BA - Patient Prefer Adherence (2015)

Participants’ knowledge scores on oral contraceptive use.
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getmorefigures.php?uid=PMC4362980&req=5

f1-ppa-9-401: Participants’ knowledge scores on oral contraceptive use.
Mentions: Figure 1 shows that a large proportion of the women (n=228; 63.9%) had inadequate knowledge (score of 0–4) about OCP use. Only 2.2% had satisfactory knowledge (score of 8–10). Women were most likely to have satisfactory knowledge about what do after missing one to two pills (P<0.001). A relatively higher proportion of women with a higher educational attainment (50.0%), lower income (50.0%), previous pregnancy (75.0%), and history of OCP use (100.0%) had higher knowledge scores. Women who were prescribed OCPs by a gynecologist or who self-initiated OCPs (37.5% in both cases) and those who received instructions from a physician (50.0%) or read instructions on package inserts (50.0%) also had higher knowledge scores (Table 4). Further analysis using analysis of variance showed that postgraduate women had a significantly higher knowledge score than illiterate women (P=0.002) and those who had completed at least primary education (P=0.001). Conversely, there was no difference in knowledge scores among Saudi and expatriate women (P=0.2). Similarly, monthly incomes (P=0.2) and mode of OCP selection (P=0.2) were not significantly associated with knowledge scores.

Bottom Line: However, lack of knowledge about oral contraceptive use and inconsistent pill-taking might result in decreased efficacy.Postgraduate women had a significantly higher knowledge score than illiterate women (P=0.002) and those who had completed at least primary education (P=0.001).Monthly incomes (P=0.2) and mode of OCP selection (P=0.2) were also not significantly associated with knowledge scores.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Family and Community Medicine Department, King Abdulaziz University Hospital, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

ABSTRACT

Background: Oral contraceptive pills (OCPs) are one of the most reliable methods of contraception. However, lack of knowledge about oral contraceptive use and inconsistent pill-taking might result in decreased efficacy. The study reported here aimed to explore women's knowledge about oral contraceptive use and assess the factors associated with knowledge about OCPs among users.

Methods: This cross-sectional survey was conducted at King Abdulaziz University Hospital, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia between April and June 2014. We included married, non-pregnant women >18 years old who had used a combined 21-day OCP for at least 3 months prior to recruitment. A questionnaire was used to collect the participants' demographic information. It also assessed their knowledge about OCPs. Data were entered into and analyzed using SPSS software.

Results: A total of 357 women were recruited. Of these, 57.7% reported they knew what to do after missing one or two pills, but only 18.3% knew exactly what to do after missing more than two pills consecutively. Postgraduate women had a significantly higher knowledge score than illiterate women (P=0.002) and those who had completed at least primary education (P=0.001). Conversely, there was no difference in knowledge scores between Saudi and expatriate women (P=0.2). Monthly incomes (P=0.2) and mode of OCP selection (P=0.2) were also not significantly associated with knowledge scores.

Conclusion: Women had poor knowledge about OCP use. Appropriate measures should be taken to educate women about proper oral contraceptive use.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus