ҹԨ : Reasons for family Planning Method Switching in Northeastern Thailand :An Experimental Study of Motivational Strategy
Reasons for family Planning Method Switching in Northeastern Thailand :An Experimental Study of Motivational Strategy
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   Reasons for family Planning Method Switching in Northeastern Thailand :
An Experimental Study of Motivational Strategy

Principal Investigator :
Amporn Charoenchai Khon Kaen University
Co principal Investigator :
Earmporn Thongkrajai Khon Kaen University
Prapaporn Sritrakul Khon Kaen University
Athithan Chinsuwan Khon Kaen University
Suchitra Limumnoilap Khon Kaen University
Renu Kuptusthein Khon Kaen University
Punnee Muanwong Khon Kaen University
Consultant :
Suchart Prasith rathsint The National Institute of Development
Administration
Ted Fuller Virginia Polytechnic Institute and
State University















Abstract

The purpose of this research project is to study : a) womens reasons for using inappropriate contraceptive methods, b) factors influencing womens decision to switch methods, c) consequences of inappropriate method use and method switching, and d) group approaches to induce women to adopt an appropriate method.
Target women were divided into two groups : one subjected to group inducement and the other the control group. The inducement group was led by a professional nurse who had good knowledge of contraceptive methods and an assistant who used an appropriate contraceptive method.
Significant factors that affect womens change of contraceptive method were found to be couples satisfaction with the former method, number of contraceptive methods known, length of use of former method, womens age, number of living children, desired family size, desire for additional children, annual household income and womens occupation.
Major reasons for switching contraceptive method used were personal health problems, side effects, worries, duration of contraceptive use and influence of neighbours. Reasons for continuance of inappropriate method use were comfort with the method used, long period of use, lack of side effects and other consideration such as lack of time and additional cost.
The group that was subjected to group inducement was found to have increased knowledge of and a more favorable attitude towards family planning, and adopted more appropriate methods than the control group.