The Associations of Knowledge and Attitude with The Use of Intra Uterine Device Contraceptive among Women of Reproductive Age


Endah Mulyani,   Aidha Rachmawati, Rizka Esty SafrianaDiani Octaviyanti, Nourma Yunita

 

Study Program in Midwifery, Faculty of Health Science, Universitas Muhammadiyah Gresik

 

ABSTRACT

Background: Intrauterine device (IUD) is a long-acting reversible contraception (LARC). It has the ability to prevent pregnancy for many years, although people can get pregnant quickly following its removal. IUD is put into the uterus to prevent pregnancy. This study aimed to examine the associations of knowledge and attitude with the use of IUD contraceptive among women of reproductive age.

Subjects and Method: This was a cross-sectional study conducted in Sidomulyo, Sidoarjo, East Java. A total 273 of 860 family planning (FP) participants was selected for this study. The independent variables were knowledge and attitude. The dependent variable was the decision of using IUD. The data were collected using questionnaire and analyzed using a logistic regression model.

Results: Knowledge (OR=81.08; p<0.001) and attitude (OR=61.36; p<0.001), were positively associated with the decision to use IUD, and they were statistically significant.

Conclusion: Knowledge and attitude affect positively the decision to use IUD among women in reproductive age.

Keywords: contraceptive, intrauterine device, knowledge, attitude, women, reproductive age

Correspondence: Endah Mulyani. Study Program in Midwifery, Faculty of Health Science, Universitas Muhammadiyah Gresik, East Java. Email: endahmulyani@umg.ac.id. Mobile: 081252184499.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.26911/the6thicph.03.78

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