Validity of contraceptive histories in a rural community in Kenya.
To determine the validity of self-reported contraceptive histories obtained from rural Kenyan women, we interviewed 122 women participants in a long-term study during which their contraceptive use had been recorded regularly at clinics.
Interview information was compared with each woman's clinic record.
In all 71 women (58%) reported ever use of oral contraceptives, while 76 (62%) of the clinic records documented ever use.
The agreement between the records and interview was reasonable (Kappa=0.54, P<0.001).
The sensitivity of self-report of use compared to clinic records was 79%, specificity was 76%, positive and negative predictive values were 85% and 69% respectively.
Mots-clés Pascal : Contraception, Femme, Homme, Entretien, Contrôle naissance, Milieu rural, Kenya, Afrique, Rappel, Autoévaluation, Validation
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Contraception, Woman, Human, Interview, Birth control, Rural environment, Kenya, Africa, Recall, Self evaluation, Validation
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0601977
Code Inist : 002B20A. Création : 199406.