Handling Contraceptive Acceptors’ Complaints by Using Android-Based Application
- Nurhayani Jamil
- Werna Nontji
- Syafruddin Syarif
- Mardiana Ahmad
- Suryani As‘ad
- Azniah Syam
- Andi Syarifah Irmadani
INTRODUCTION: Contraception is a method which used to prevent pregnancy and to reduce the maternal mortality, particularly in 4T condition; too young to give birth, too often to give birth, too close in spacing between births, and too old to give birth. However, the number of Drop Out from contraceptive in Indonesia is still high due to the concern of contraceptive acceptors about the side effects of contraception and the inaccuracy of re-injection schedule causing the acceptors to stop using contraception. Conventional method has been used by publics to manage the contraception for a long time. In this case, conventional method has been used to deal with the side effects of contraceptive use. By using the conventional method, the acceptor must visit the public health to consult their complaints to a midwife. Moreover, midwife will give the family planning control card to the acceptor which involves re-injection’s schedule. However, many acceptors do not come to do re-injection as the schedule because they do not have an automatic reminder to remind them. Thus, the researcher interested to create a contraceptive’s application in order to help the acceptors managing their schedule.
MATERIAL & METHODS: This study employed comparative method to find out the comparison on the attitude of contraceptive acceptors in solving the problems by using the Smart Contraception application and conventional method. By using purposive sampling technique, 44 respondents were chosen in this study. The respondents were divided into two groups involving 22 respondents who used Smart Contraception application and 22 respondents who used conventional method. Then, the data were analyzed by using Chi-square test.
RESULTS: The result of the study showed that the use of Smart Contraception application was better than conventional method in handling the problems experienced by contraceptive acceptors. The statistical result on the attitude of contraceptive acceptors in handling the problems of contraception shows p-value 0.026 (<0.05) and p-value 0.023 (<0.05) on the accuracy of re-injection schedule, which means that there was difference between the use of Smart Contraception application and conventional method.
CONCLUSION: There was difference between the use of Smart Contraception application and conventional method. Furthermore, the use of Smart Contraception was better than conventional method in handling the problems experienced by contraceptive acceptors.
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