Satisfaction of combined and exclusive injectable contraceptive users of progestogen and associated factors

Ana Gesselena da Silva Farias, Adman Câmara Soares Lima, Raquel Ferreira Gomes Brasil, Maria da Conceição dos Santos Oliveira Cunha, Glória Maria Almeida Oliveira, Escolástica Rejane Ferreira Moura

Abstract


Objective: to know the satisfaction of users of injectable contraceptives with the methods; identify side effects related to the use and verify association between satisfaction and socio demographic variables, specifications of the injectable contraceptives and side effects. Methods: a cross-sectional study of 52 injectable contraceptives users filling a form. Results: 40 (76.9%) users reported being satisfied with the injectable contraceptives and 12 (23.1%) were dissatisfied. Type of injectable contraceptive and continuity of use were associated with users’ satisfaction (p = 0.042 and p <0.001, respectively); the most frequent side effects were weight gain (32.6%), amenorrhea (30.7%), headache (28.8%), hypo menorrhea (25.0%), nausea (25.0%) and hyper menorrhea15.3%). There was no association between satisfaction and socio demographic variables and side effects, however, users who presented weight gain, amenorrhea, headache, nausea and hyper menorrhea were more dissatisfied. Conclusion: the satisfaction of the user with injectable contraceptives varies with the type of the method and positively influences the continuity of use.

Keywords


Contraceptive Agents; Patient Satisfaction; Drug-Related Side Effects and Adverse Reactions.Contraceptive Agents; Patient Satisfaction; Drug-Related Side Effects and Adverse Reactions.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15253/rev%20rene.v18i3.20060

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