Catàleg general Salut sexual
Adaptation of the contraceptive self-efficacy scale for heterosexual Mexican men and women of reproductive age
ResumAim: Development of a Spanish Version Contraceptive Self-efficacy Scale for use among heterosexual Mexican populations of reproductive age inclusive of 18–35 years. Background: Methods of family planning have decreased in Mexico whichmay lead to an increase in unintended pregnancies. Contraceptive self-efficacy is considered a predictor and precursor for use of family planning methods. Methods: Cross-sectional, descriptive study designwas used to assess contraceptive self-efficacy among a heterosexual Mexican population (N=160) of reproductive age (18–35 years). Adaptation of a Spanish Version Contraceptive Self-efficacy scale was conducted prior to instrument administration. Results: Exploratory and confirmatory factorial analyses identified seven factors with a variance of 72.812%. The adapted scale had a Cronbach alpha of 0.771. A significant correlation between the Spanish Version Contraceptive Self-efficacy Scale and the use of family planning methods was identified. Conclusions: The Spanish Version Contraceptive Self-efficacy scale has an acceptable Cronbach alpha. Exploratory factor analysis identified 7 components. A positive correlation between self-reported contraceptive self-efficacy and family planning method use was identified. This scale may be used among heterosexual Mexican men and women of reproductive age. The factor analysis (7 factors versus 4 factors for the original scale) identified a discrepancy for interpretation of the Spanish versus English language versions. Interpretation of findings obtained via the Spanish versión among heterosexualMexicanmen andwomen of reproductive age require interpretation based upon these differences identified in these analyses.
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- Philadelphia : W.B. Saunders
- Vol. 36 (August 2017), p. 95-99