The Self Efficacy to Discuss and Use Family Planning Scale is a 4-item scale on couple communication, from the Women’s Empowerment – Multidimensional Evaluation of Agency, Social Capital & Relations (WE-MEASR) tool. The key area covered by the scale is a woman’s ability to communicate with her partner on family planning.
Short Measure Multi-Country
(Interviewer): Now I am going to ask some questions about how confident or sure you are that you could use family planning if you wanted to. Even if you do not want to use family planning right now, try to imagine sometime in the future when you might want to use family planning.
(5-point Likert scale)
Completely sure = 5
Somewhat sure = 4
Neither sure/Unsure =3
Somewhat unsure = 2
Not at all sure = 1
The scale score is the average of the item scores, and ranges from 1-5. A higher score indicates greater self-efficacy to discuss and use family planning.
Primary Citation: CARE USA. (2014). Women’s Empowerment – Multidimensional Evaluation of Agency, Social Capital & Relations (WE‐MEASR): A tool to measure women’s empowerment in sexual, reproductive and maternal health programs. Atlanta, GA.