Instrumental Attitude Toward Family Planning

Instrumental Attitude Toward Family Planning is a 16-item measure of women's beliefs regarding the outcome of using family planning methods. Items cover the importance of birth spacing, contraceptive effectiveness and health benefits for mother and children.


High Psychometric Score

ITEMS:

1. Do you believe that modern contraceptives could improve the health of the mother?
2. Do you believe that modern contraceptives could improve the health of the child?
3. Does the use of family planning make women healthy?
4. Did you believe that frequent birth affects the health of the child?
5. How do evaluate the benefit/s associated to spacing childbirth?
6. How do you evaluate the benefit of family planning for delaying pregnancy for you?
7. How limiting the number of children is worthy for you?
8. Do you believe that family planning could limit the number of children?
9. Did you believe that frequent birth affects the health of the mother?
10. Do you believe that using modern contraceptives could space childbirth?
11. Do you think modern contraceptive methods are effective to delay pregnancy?
12. How do evaluate having many children for you?
13. How you are wondering about your health associated with giving birth?
14. How you are concerned with the health of women related to childbirth?
15. How frequent you bother about of the health of your children?
16. How giving many children is worthy for you?

Response Options:
3-point Likert scale
Uncertain/unlikely - 1
Certain/likely - 3

CATEGORIES:


GEOGRAPHIES TESTED:

Ethiopia

POPULATIONS INCLUDED:
Female

AGE RANGE:
Adolescents
Adults

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Scoring Procedures:

Not Available

PRIMARY CITATION:

Alemayehu, M., Medhanyie, A. A., Reed, E., & Bezabih, A. M. (2020). Validation of family planning tool in the pastoralist community. Reproductive Health, 17(1), 123. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12978-020-00976-x

Psychometric Score:

FORMATIVE RESEARCH

 Qualitative Research

 Existing Literature/Theoretical Framework

 Field Expert Input

 Cognitive Interviews / Pilot Testing

RELIABILITY

 Internal

 Test-retest

 Interrater

VALIDITY

 Content

 Face

 Criterion (gold-standard)

 Construct

Psychometric Scoring

HIGH
Total Score: 6.00/8 Points (HIGH) 

Citation Frequency

LOW

KEY

 FULL POINTS
 PARTIAL POINTS
 NOT ASSESSED
 NOT APPLICABLE

For more details, see Scoring Methodology

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