Assessment of Satisfaction With Induced Abortion Procedure

Assessment of Satisfaction With Induced Abortion Procedure

Assessment of Satisfaction With Induced Abortion Procedure

Assessment of Satisfaction With Induced Abortion Procedures

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Référence bibliographique [7321]

Guilbert, Edith et Roter, Debra. 1997. «Assessment of Satisfaction With Induced Abortion Procedure ». Journal of Psychology, vol. 131, no 2, p. 157-166.

Fiche synthèse

1. Objectifs

Questions/Hypothèses :
« We designed this study to investigate the following questions: What do women feel during the abortion procedure? How much do their feeling coincide with their expectations? Do they receive enough information about the abortion procedure? How satisfied are they with the procedure? Is information and reassurance associated with reduced pain and increased satisfaction? » (p. 158)

2. Méthode

Échantillon/Matériau :
« Every women obtaining an abortion in the clinic was eligible for the study if she was undergoing the usual technique (i.e., no abortion under ultrasonographic control, no use of intravenous drugs, and no particular disease to control during the abortion) and was able to give consent. [...] Participants were young women (58% under 24 and 77% under 30 years old; mean age = 24,2 years.). Most were single (82%), highly educated (52% in college or university), and student (43%) or in the labor force (33%). 49% were experiencing their first pregnancy, and 69% were nulliparous. A quarter of the women had already undergone one or more induced abortion. Most of the procedures were first-trimester abortions (95%) » (p. 159)

Instruments :
- Small group meetings with nurse;
- Three written pamphlets on abortion;
- Individual meetings with nurse;
- Individual meetings with physician;
- Individual meetings with social worker;
- Valium;
- Questionnaire.

Type de traitement des données :
Analyse statistique

3. Résumé

« This study was designed to assess women’s satisfaction with the abortion procedure at a family planning clinic in Quebec City. Overall satisfaction was quite high, especially for women who brought someone with them for social support. Preparation was a key element of satisfaction for all women. However, other factors underlying satisfaction were different for women who were accompanied and those who came alone. The results of this study may give clinic personnel incentives and ideas to improve the quality of care and to answer specific needs of their clientele. » (p. 157)