Volume 4, Issue 3 (Autumn 2000)                   J Qazvin Univ Med Sci 2000, 4(3): 61-66 | Back to browse issues page

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Abstract Background: Success of contraceptive methods depends on correct usage of them. Objective: To investigate the degree of knowledge, attitude and practice of OCP users. Methods: In an analytic-descriptive study, 488 women who had referred to health and treatment centers of Qazvin city were randomly chosen. The subjects filled a questionnaire containing 34 questions. Findings: The findings indicated that the duration of OCP using was between 1 month to 17 years. 3.5% of women had become pregnant despite using OCP. Only 10% of the subjects had the proper knowledge. Most of them (91.2%) had positive attitude toward OCP and their practice was at moderate and proper level. Research findings showed statistical meaningful relationship between knowledge and practice knowledge and level of education attitude and duration of OCP using and attitude and pregnancy along with OCP using. Conclusion: Inadequate knowledge about OCP using among women demands the improvement of educational programs in family planning centers and accomplishment of continuous educational programs.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Nursing