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.
Geographies Tested: Ethiopia
Populations Included: Female
Age Range: Adolescents, Adults
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 benefits 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?
3-point Likert scale
Uncertainunlikely - 1
Certainlikely - 3
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
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