Implementation of 'My Birth Control' Tool

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Tallent, Madison
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Research Subject Categories::INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH AREAS::Caring sciences::Nursing , Patient-Centered Care , Contraceptive Agents , Contraception , Patient Satisfaction , Family Planning Services
To evaluate the effect of the My Birth Control tool on patient provider and staff satisfaction of contraceptive counseling Methods The provider in a women s health clinic in Western North Carolina offered the My Birth Control tool to females ages 18 through 45 who were currently not pregnant and not desiring pregnancy within 6-months of enrollment and who were wanting to discuss starting or switching contraceptive methods during their visit Before use of the tool the provider asked the patient what method they were considering and mainly focused on that method When using the tool the provider discussed multiple methods of interest as indicated on the printout Measurement of patient satisfaction was determined by using the Patient-Centered Contraceptive Counseling Likert scale and the provider and office staff experience was measured via qualitative interviews Results Differences in the patient satisfaction scores before and after the My Birth Control implementation were not significant Both provider and staff had positive experiences in terms of implementation of counseling integration of patients values and preferences patient knowledge of contraceptive methods and time efficiency Conclusion Use of the My Birth Control tool had no effect on patient satisfaction The intervention did have a positive impact on providers satisfaction of contraceptive counseling as well as their time efficiency.