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The Use of Oral Contraceptive Pharmaceutical Sample Packs by Adolescent Health Care Providers
Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology
  • Therese M. Zink, Wright State University - Main Campus
  • Susan L. Rosenthal
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
8-1-2000
Abstract
Study Objective: The purpose of this study was to understand how health care providers use and distribute oral contraceptive pill (OCP) sample packs to adolescents. Design: Qualitative study involving face-to-face structured interviews. Setting: Interviews lasted approximately 20–30 minutes and were done in the health care provider's office setting. Participants: A convenience sample of fourteen health care providers (pediatricians, family practitioners, nurse practitioners, and midwives) who have practices that include adolescents were interviewed. Main Outcome Measures: Interviews were audio-recorded and transcribed. Two independent reviewers read the transcripts for themes. Transcripts were then coded and frequency counts were done. Conclusions: OCP sample packs are an important tool for education and compliance. The pharmaceutical OCP sample supply may influence the health care provider's OCP choice for a teen.
DOI
10.1016/S1083-3188(00)00046-2
Citation Information
Therese M. Zink and Susan L. Rosenthal. "The Use of Oral Contraceptive Pharmaceutical Sample Packs by Adolescent Health Care Providers" Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology Vol. 13 Iss. 3 (2000) p. 129 - 133 ISSN: 1083-3188
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/therese_zink/66/