Knowledge, Attitudes, And Adherence Of Mothers To Contraceptive Use
Volume 6 - Issue 8, August 2023 Edition
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Jenny O. Andrada
adherence, attitudes contraceptive, knowledge, perspective
This study determined the knowledge, attitude, and adherence of mothers to contraceptive use. It dealt with the profiles of the mothers like their age, civil status, highest educational attainment, number of years using the contraceptive, and the type of contraceptive use. A descriptive research design was used in the study utilizing different statistical tools like frequency and percentage, t-test, weighted mean, and analysis of variance (ANOVA). The respondents were young adults, who had their own families, did not pursue tertiary education, had jobs earning an average amount, with an average number of children, mostly used pills, used contraceptives for few years, and all of them got their supply in the health center. The respondents were knowledgeable on the use of contraceptives, and moderately observed the different instructions provided by the health care providers. Mothers below 20 years old, with more children and longer years of using contraceptives, have higher levels of adherence. Younger mothers perceived that adherence to the use of contraceptives will help them prevent unwanted pregnancies. No significant difference was detected in adherence to the use of contraceptives as indicated in the computed t-value of -1.125. Significant differences exist in knowledge and attitude. College undergraduates whose family income is between 10,001-20,000 pesos have a significantly higher extent of knowledge and a more positive attitude. Employed mothers have a higher extent of knowledge on the use of contraceptives as compared to unemployed ones. towards the use of contraceptives. Those with higher educational attainment, and longer use of contraceptives, have more positive attitudes towards the use of contraceptives. Further studies can be replicated in a wider perspective to further improve the knowledge, attitudes, and adherence of mothers on contraceptive use.
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