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Title: Results of a user satisfaction study carried out in women using Uniplant contraceptive implant
Other Titles: Contraception
Authors: Coutinho, Elsimar Metzker
Athayde, Célia Maria Soares
Barbosa, Ione Cristina
Alvarez, Francisco
Brache, Vivian
Ping, Gu Zhi
Emuveyan, Edward E.
Adekunle, Adeyemi O.
Devoto, Luigi
Keywords: acceptability;Uniplant contraceptive implant;nomegestrol acetate
Issue Date: 1996
Abstract: A study of the acceptability of Uniplant, a 12-month single implant of nomegestrol acetate, included 819 women from Africa, Latin America, and China, participating in a clinical trial of Uniplant. A standard, pre-coded questionnaire was specially designed for this purpose and applied at the moment of removal of implant, either at the end of 12 months of use or at the time of discontinuation for whatever reason. The level of satisfaction proved high when users' comparison with their previous contraceptive method, users' recommendation of Uniplant to others, users' intention to use the method in the future, and service satisfaction were taken into consideration. Uniplant was considered easy to use, safe (low risk of pregnancy), and also to cause fewer side effects than other methods. When asked about the least liked feature of Uniplant, almost half the respondents said that there was nothing that they disliked and about one-third mentioned the changes in their menstrual pattern. However, according to the clinical trial, over half of the Uniplant users have bleeding patterns similar to untreated cycles. The majority of respondents did not feel any discomfort during the procedure of insertion and removal of the implant. About 70% of patients in the study stated that they required contraception for more than one year and most of these women said that they did not mind having to change the implant every year.
Description: Texto completo: acesso restrito. p.313–317
URI: http://www.repositorio.ufba.br/ri/handle/ri/8459
ISSN: 0010-7824
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