ERIC Number: ED238866
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-May
Reference Count: 0
Computers and Contraception: Strange Bedfellows? Contraception Education Survey.
Gonyer, Pamela G.
The University Health Services (UHS) at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, has been conducting contraception education sessions since 1970. The Contraception Education Session lasts about one and one-half hours and consists of three sections: a slide/tape production overview of all prescription and nonprescription methods available, a discussion of the methods available through UHS with samples for inspection, and a film on breast and pelvic examinations to acquaint participants with what to expect during a routine gynecological evaluation. Contraception education sessions (which are mandatory for students who wish to obtain contraceptive devices) were extended to residential areas of the campus in the spring of 1982. These voluntary dormitory sessions allow students to remain more anonymous as to their sexual intentions. A feedback/evaluation questionnaire of 15 questions and 43 variables was developed and administered to 482 participants (53 percent from Health Center sessions and 47 percent from residential sessions). The survey had three purposes: (1) to assess participant satisfaction with the educational sessions; (2) to compare the attendees of the outreach sessions with those of the UHS sessions; and (3) to obtain program documentation and planning information. Another major goal of the survey was to ascertain the practicality of more routine microcomputer use in the Health Education Division evaluation and documentation process. Survey results are discussed in detail in an item-by-item analysis, and the survey instrument is appended. (JMK)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: University of Massachusetts Amherst
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American College Health Association (St. Louis, MO, May 25-28, 1983).