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Women's Contraceptive Use: Self-Efficacy

Women's Contraceptive Use: Self-Efficacy includes 15 items that capture a woman's confidence in her ability to utilize contraception when cognizant of the reaction that contraceptive use might bring.

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Geographies Tested: United States of America

Populations Included: Female

Age Range: Adolescents, Adults

Items:

General contraceptive use
How confident are you that you would use...
1. When a method of birth control is not right on hand.
2. When you have been using alcohol or other drugs.
3. When your partner gets upset about it.
4. When you feel the side effects.
5. When it is too much trouble.

Condom use with main partner
How confident are you that you would use...
6. When you have been using alcohol or other drugs.
7. When you are sexually aroused.
8. When you think your partner might get angry.
9. When you are already using another method of birth control.
10. When you want your partner to know you are committed to your relationship.

Condom use with other partners
How confident are you that you would use...
11. When you think the risk for disease is low.
12. When you have been using alcohol or drugs.
13. When you are sexually aroused.
14. When you think your partner might get upset.
15. When you are already using another method of birth control.

Response Options:
A 5-point Likert scale
Not at all confident - 1
Extremley confident - 5

Scoring Procedures

Items are averaged to create a total scale.

Original Citation

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//0278-6133.14.6.570

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