The decisional-balance scale is a 14-item measure with 4 domains including cons for IUD, pros for contraception, pros for IUD, and cons for contraception. Items for pros were benefits of using contraception or IUD such as prevention of unwanted pregnancy, and cons included disadvantages such as ‘hassles’ associated with contraceptive methods, personal beliefs, costs, etc.
Geographies Tested: Vietnam
Populations Included: Male
Age Range: Adults
Cons for IUD
Pros for contraception
Pros for IUD
Cons for contraception
Response Options: Respondents were asked to rate each item on a five-point Likert-type scale ranging from 'not important' (1) to 'very important'.
Raw scores for pros and cons were calculated. In the current paper these were converted to standardized score, and then to T scores.
Ha, B. T. T., Jayasuriya, R., & Owen, N. (2003). Male involvement in family planning in rural Vietnam: an application of the Transtheoretical Model. Health education research, 18(2), 171-180.
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