Conclusion With more rigorous applications, the HBM can help us understand modern contraceptive behavior determinants and facilitate strategies to prevent unintended pregnancy and promote positive family planning outcomes. The following key words were searched in combination: Using this strategy, 82 articles were found in the initial electronic database search.
The purpose of this conceptual, integrated review is to examine the suitability of the Health Belief Model HBM as a framework for explaining and predicting modern contraceptive behavior.
We are more aware of the complexities of contraceptive behavior, which may support enhanced applications of the HBM to help identify and predict factors that influence successful contraception in current populations and settings.
Ten articles were included in the review. Articles considered for inclusion in the integrated review were primary research reports or editorials applying the HBM to family planning, and more specifically contraceptive behavior research.
Implications for future HBM contraceptive behavior research and practice are addressed. In a recent review of 14 studies testing theory-based contraceptive behavior interventions, none were found to use the HBM.
Knowledge of contraceptive behavior has evolved, warranting more comprehensive use of the HBM for pertinent reproductive health contexts, behaviors and methods. Abstract Introduction Theory-based research is needed to understand poor contraceptive behavior and related reproductive health sequelae.
Six key articles from the literature, including original works by the theory authors, provided sufficient description and critical commentary on development and testing of the model and its constructs and on implications for health behavior research applications. From these articles, 47 were not relevant or were duplicates based upon title and abstract screens and thus excluded.
The purpose of this review was to examine the Health Belief Model HBM as a comprehensive, well-tested social-cognitive framework suitable for explaining and predicting contraceptive behavior. Results Issues in original family planning applications of HBM included inconsistent conceptualizations of contraceptive behavior and limited use of all HBM constructs in research surveys, interventions and analyses.
Results Overview of the Model The HBM is a cognitive, interpersonal framework that views humans as rational beings who use a multidimensional approach to decision-making regarding whether to perform a health behavior.
Methods Existing literature, including editorials and research reports, describing HBM-guided contraceptive research between January and February was retrieved from established electronic databases.
Methods Primary articles on the HBM framework generally and its constructs were obtained from an electronic database search and used to provide an overview of the model. Following results of the review, a discussion of more recent contraceptive behavior research which supports enhanced HBM applications is presented.Paper presented at International Union for the Scientific Study of Population, Committee for the Analysis of Family Planning Programmes Seminar on the Analysis of the WFS Family Planning Module, Genting Highlands, Malaysia, Dec.
26 p. Theoretical frameworks are used in health sciences research to predict and explain health behavior and to provide foundations tailored applications for a specific contraceptive behavior or method, these considerations given the synergistic relationship of science and theory, as family planning research has evolved and.
The conceptual framework is adapted from a similar model developed for family planning (FP) under The EVALUATION Project. This framework illustrates the pathways by which reproductive health (RH) programs achieve their objectives.
Theoretical Framework Term used in a study based on a theory. Conceptual Framework Term used in a study that has its roots in a specified conceptual model. Concept A term that abstractly describes and names an object or phenomenon, thus providing it with a separate identity or meaning.5/5(18).
In this article I establish a theoretical framework for the evaluation of family planning programs by synthesizing the literature on the theory of collective action. Because of the characteristics of collective action — indivisibility and externality — noncooperation (free riding) is bound to occur.
"This framework can be adopted to fit other health behaviors in addition to the adoption of a FP method. The variables in this framework can be analyzed in different ways to measure changes at the individual, programme, and outcome levels.Download