Family Planning Self-Efficacy is a 7-item measure of women's beliefs about their ability to successfully access and use family planning (FP) methods under specific conditions, such as when encountering opposition.
Geographies Tested: Ethiopia
Populations Included: Female
Age Range: Adolescents, Adults
1. If I want to use family planning, I am confident that I can ask and discuss with health providers on how to use it.
2. If want to use family planning, I am certain that I would overcome opposition from others elsewhere.
3. Though I need to space childbirth, I am not sure that I always can get methods of my choice in health facilities.
4. It is up to me, if I want to use family planning, I can do it.
5. If want to use family planning, I am confident to convince my husband that I should use it.
6. If want to use family planning, I am confident that I always would keep the appointment regarding it.
7. If want to use family planning, I am certain that I would afford the cost for it.
3-point Likert scale.
Disagree - 1
Agree - 3
The scores for all items are added together to create a combined score.
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
Ease of Use Score
Existing Literature/Theoretical Framework
Field Expert Input
Cognitive Interviews / Pilot Testing