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ERIC Number: EJ941035
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Oct
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-0268-1153
Increasing Male Involvement in Family Planning Decision Making: Trial of a Social-Cognitive Intervention in Rural Vietnam
Ha, Bui Thi Thu; Jayasuriya, Rohan; Owen, Neville
Health Education Research, v20 n5 p548-556 Oct 2005
We tested a social-cognitive intervention to influence contraceptive practices among men living in rural communes in Vietnam. It was predicted that participants who received a stage-targeted program based on the Transtheoretical Model (TTM) would report positive movement in their stage of motivational readiness for their wife to use an intrauterine device (IUD) compared to those in a control condition. A quasi-experimental design was used, where the primary unit for allocation was villages. Villages were allocated randomly to a control condition or to two rounds of intervention with stage-targeted letters and interpersonal counseling. There were 651 eligible married men in the 12 villages chosen. A significant positive movement in men's stage of readiness for IUD use by their wife occurred in the intervention group, with a decrease in the proportions in the precontemplation stage from 28.6 to 20.2% and an increase in action/maintenance from 59.8 to 74.4% (P less than 0.05). There were no significant changes in the control group. Compared to the control group, the intervention group showed higher pros, lower cons and higher self-efficacy for IUD use by their wife as a contraceptive method (P less than 0.05). Interventions based on social-cognitive theory can increase mens involvement in IUD use in rural Vietnam and should assist in reducing future rates of unwanted pregnancy.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Vietnam