Interpersonal Quality of Family Planning (IQFP)

The Interpersonal Quality of Family Planning (IQFP) scale is an 11-item and 1 factor measure capturing women’s report of the interpersonal quality of contraceptive counseling between women and their providers.

High Psychometric Score

ITEMS:

Please rate the health care provider you saw today with respect to the following qualities:

  1. Respecting me as a person
  2. Showing care and compassion
  3. Letting me say what mattered to me about my birth control method
  4. Giving me an opportunity to ask questions
  5. Taking my preferences about my birth control seriously
  6. Considering my personal situation when advising me about birth control
  7. Working out a plan for my birth control with me
  8. Giving me enough information to make the best decision about my birth control method
  9. Telling me how to take or use my birth control method most effectively
  10. Telling me the risks and benefits of the birth control method I chose
  11. Answering all my questions

Response Options:
Poor - 1
Fair - 2
Good - 3
Very good - 4
Excellent - 5

CATEGORIES:


GEOGRAPHIES TESTED:

United States of America

POPULATIONS INCLUDED:
Female
Male

AGE RANGE:
Adults

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Scoring Procedures:

Individual scores from all items are summed to create a scale total that ranges from 11 to 55.

PRIMARY CITATION:

Dehlendorf, C., Henderson, J. T., Vittinghoff, E., Steinauer, J., & Hessler, D. (2018). Development of a patient-reported measure of the interpersonal quality of family planning care. Contraception, 97(1), 34-40.

Pyschometric 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: 5.50/8 Points (HIGH) 

Citation Frequency

Low

KEY

 FULL POINTS
 PARTIAL POINTS
 NOT ASSESSED
 NOT APPLICABLE

For more details, see Scoring Methodology

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