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Strategies to improve adherence and acceptability of hormonal methods of contraception

  1. Vera Halpern1,
  2. Laureen M Lopez1,*,
  3. David A Grimes2,
  4. Laurie L Stockton3,
  5. Maria F Gallo4

Editorial Group: Cochrane Fertility Regulation Group

Published Online: 26 OCT 2013

Assessed as up-to-date: 4 SEP 2013

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD004317.pub4


How to Cite

Halpern V, Lopez LM, Grimes DA, Stockton LL, Gallo MF. Strategies to improve adherence and acceptability of hormonal methods of contraception. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2013, Issue 10. Art. No.: CD004317. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD004317.pub4.

Author Information

  1. 1

    FHI 360, Clinical Sciences, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA

  2. 2

    University of North Carolina, School of Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA

  3. 3

    FHI360, Health Services Research, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA

  4. 4

    The Ohio State University, Division of Epidemiology, Columbus, Ohio, USA

*Laureen M Lopez, Clinical Sciences, FHI 360, PO Box 13950, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, NC 27709, USA. llopez@fhi360.org.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: New search for studies and content updated (no change to conclusions)
  2. Published Online: 26 OCT 2013

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[Analysis 1.1]
Analysis 1.1. Comparison 1 Peer counseling versus nurse counseling, Outcome 1 Non-compliance (Guttman score) at four months.
[Analysis 1.2]
Analysis 1.2. Comparison 1 Peer counseling versus nurse counseling, Outcome 2 Attrition at four months.
[Analysis 2.1]
Analysis 2.1. Comparison 2 Multicomponent intervention versus routine counseling, Outcome 1 Continuation of oral contraceptives at one year.
[Analysis 2.2]
Analysis 2.2. Comparison 2 Multicomponent intervention versus routine counseling, Outcome 2 Switched contraceptives by one year.
[Analysis 2.3]
Analysis 2.3. Comparison 2 Multicomponent intervention versus routine counseling, Outcome 3 Loss to follow up.
[Analysis 3.1]
Analysis 3.1. Comparison 3 Counseling + phone calls versus counseling versus standard care, Outcome 1 Consistent OC use: counseling + phone versus counseling.
[Analysis 3.2]
Analysis 3.2. Comparison 3 Counseling + phone calls versus counseling versus standard care, Outcome 2 Consistent OC use: counseling versus standard care.
[Analysis 3.3]
Analysis 3.3. Comparison 3 Counseling + phone calls versus counseling versus standard care, Outcome 3 Pregnancy (by 12 months).
[Analysis 4.1]
Analysis 4.1. Comparison 4 Structured counseling versus routine counseling, Outcome 1 Discontinuation by 6 months.
[Analysis 4.2]
Analysis 4.2. Comparison 4 Structured counseling versus routine counseling, Outcome 2 Discontinuation by 12 months.
[Analysis 4.3]
Analysis 4.3. Comparison 4 Structured counseling versus routine counseling, Outcome 3 Discontinuation due to menstrual disturbances.
[Analysis 4.4]
Analysis 4.4. Comparison 4 Structured counseling versus routine counseling, Outcome 4 Discontinuation due to other medical reasons.
[Analysis 4.5]
Analysis 4.5. Comparison 4 Structured counseling versus routine counseling, Outcome 5 Lost to follow up.
[Analysis 5.1]
Analysis 5.1. Comparison 5 Daily text-message reminders versus no reminders, Outcome 1 Mean number of missed pills (cycle 1).
[Analysis 5.2]
Analysis 5.2. Comparison 5 Daily text-message reminders versus no reminders, Outcome 2 Mean number of missed pills (cycle 3).
[Analysis 6.1]
Analysis 6.1. Comparison 6 Daily educational text messages versus no messages, Outcome 1 OC use (continuation) at 6 months.
[Analysis 6.2]
Analysis 6.2. Comparison 6 Daily educational text messages versus no messages, Outcome 2 No OC interruptions > 7 days (by 6 months).
[Analysis 7.1]
Analysis 7.1. Comparison 7 Intensive reminders versus written appointment cards, Outcome 1 Discontinuation at 12 months.
[Analysis 7.2]
Analysis 7.2. Comparison 7 Intensive reminders versus written appointment cards, Outcome 2 On-time injections of those who continued DMPA.
[Analysis 7.3]
Analysis 7.3. Comparison 7 Intensive reminders versus written appointment cards, Outcome 3 On-time injections overall.
[Analysis 7.4]
Analysis 7.4. Comparison 7 Intensive reminders versus written appointment cards, Outcome 4 Loss to follow up.