Comparison of Quality of Life of Women on Different Methods of Contraception

Document Type : Original Article


1 M.Sc of Midwifery. Department of Midwifery, Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Dezful University of Medical Sciences, Dezful, Iran.

2 PhD Student in Reproductive Health.Department of Reproductive Health, Shahroud University of Medical Sciences, Shahroud, Iran.

3 Master Students of Biostatistics.Department of Biostatistics, Faculty of Health, Student Research Committee, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, Iran.

4 Bachelor Students of Nursing.Student Research Committee, Dezful University of Medical Sciences, Dezful, Iran.

5 MSc Students of Counseling in Midwifery,MSc Students of Counseling in Midwifery, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, Iran.


Background and Objective: The choice, acceptance and satisfaction of women with different types of contraceptive methods would affect their quality of life. The aim of this study was to compare women's quality of life on different methods of contraception among clients referred to health centers in Dezful city in 2014.
Subjects and Methods: This descriptive cross-sectional study was carried out among 525 women in 8 health centers of Dezful city in 2014 using cluster random sampling method. Inclusion criteria included women aged 16-50 years, no medical contraindications to use contraception and have no known medical condition or mental illness. Quality of Life was assessed with short scale World Health Organization Quality of Life (WHQOL-BREF) form.  Data analysis was performed by descriptive and inferential statistics using SPSS-PC (v.20).
Results:The highest level of quality of life was found among using withdrawal (29/9%) and condom (26/3%); and the least level of quality of life were among using Tubal Ligation (4/2%) and   Depot Medroxyprogesterone acetate (4.9%). There is a significant correlation between the mean quality of life and the use of contraception method (P= 0.034(. Those who had more children a higher quality of life was reported (r=0.23، P=0.001). There was a direct correlation between the mean quality of life with socioeconomic status (r=0.41, P=0/001).
Conclusion: The findings revealed women using withdrawal and condom methods have highest level of quality of life.  Accordingly, executing family planning training programs for counselors regarding the suitable choice of contraceptive method considering women’s quality of Life is recommended.


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