The Women's Contraceptive Use: Decisional Balance scale includes 30 items that capture the advantages, such as protection against pregnancy and diseases, and disadvantages, such as side effects and distrust, of contraceptive use.
Geographies Tested: United States of America
Populations Included: Female
Age Range: Adolescents, Adults
General contraceptive use
Condom use with main partner
Condom use with other partners
5-point Likert scale
Not at all important - 1
Very important - 5
Items are averaged to create a total scale.
Galavotti, C., Cabral, R. J., Lansky, A., Grimley, D. M., Riley, G. E., & Prochaska, J. O. (1995). Validation of measures of condom and other contraceptive use among women at high risk for HIV infection and uninteded pregnancy. Health Psychology, 14(6), 570-578. https://doi.org/10.1037//0278-6184.108.40.2060
Ease of Use Score
Existing Literature/Theoretical Framework
Field Expert Input
Cognitive Interviews / Pilot Testing