Patient satisfaction and the impact of written material about postpartum contraceptive decisions

Lisa K. Johnson, Alison Edelman, Jeffrey Jensen

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Abstract

OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the impact of written educational material about patient satisfaction and decision-making regarding postpartum contraception. STUDY DESIGN: Baseline patient satisfaction and effectiveness of contraceptive counseling on a postpartum unit was evaluated with the use of a self-administered questionnaire. Data were compared with patients who received additional comprehensive written educational material during their postpartum hospitalization. RESULTS: A total of 109 women participated in the study (control subjects, 53; intervention group, 56). Demographics and patient satisfaction with contraceptive counseling were similar between groups. Thirty-four percent of the control subjects reported having received some sort of written information; all women in the intervention group received a standardized comprehensive booklet of information during their postpartum stay (P <.01). Among the women who received written information, the intervention group was more likely to state that written material contributed to their ultimate choice in birth control (P <.01). CONCLUSION: The postpartum distribution of written material about contraceptive options increases a woman's ability to make an informed decision regarding birth control.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1202-1204
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Volume188
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2003

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Contraceptive Agents
Patient Satisfaction
Postpartum Period
Contraception
Counseling
Pamphlets
Aptitude
Decision Making
Hospitalization
Demography

Keywords

  • Contraception
  • Patient satisfaction
  • Postpartum

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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Patient satisfaction and the impact of written material about postpartum contraceptive decisions. / Johnson, Lisa K.; Edelman, Alison; Jensen, Jeffrey.

In: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Vol. 188, No. 5, 01.05.2003, p. 1202-1204.

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