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Table 1 Items in the perception scale of barriers to contraceptive use and descriptive statistics

From: Perceptıon scale of barrıers to contraceptıve use: a methodologıcal study

Perception Scale of Barriers to Contraceptive Use: Any contraceptive method: N M SD Peak value
Emotional Domain 320 26.75 8.25 22
 1. It is not suitable for me. 320 2.62 1.30 2
 2. It may be painful. 320 2.60 1.09 2
 3. It is time-consuming. 320 2.35 1.03 2
 4. It prevents my daily activities. 320 2.12 1.91 2
 5. It disturbs my sex life. 320 2.31 1.03 2
 6. There are a lot of risks. 320 2.53 1.07 2
 7. Is is too expensive. 320 2.29 0.98 2
 8. I’m concerned about having a bad reaction. 320 2.55 1.11 2
 9. It is scary for me. 320 2.40 1.10 2
 10. It is a serious matter for me. 320 2.50 1.10 2
 11. Prolonged use affects me negatively. 320 2.43 1.11 2
Social Domain 320 23.81 7.62 22
 12. It affects my working life negatively. 320 2.14 0.96 2
 13. It affects my husband negatively. 320 2.22 0.99 2
 14. It affects attitudes of people towards me negatively. 320 1.92 0.81 2
 15. It is sad for me. 320 2.03 0.84 2
 16. It is sad for my husband. 320 2.11 0.94 2
 17. It is time-consuming to learn about it. 320 2.18 0.91 2
 18. It is time-consuming to get used to it. 320 2.30 0.95 2
 19. It is time-consuming to get information. 320 2.20 0.94 2
 20. It is time-consuming to go to examinations. 320 2.29 1.03 2
 21. It is difficult. 320 2.31 1.03 2
 22. I have to take a long break from work for it. 320 2.07 0.90 2
Cognitive Domain 320 19.86 6.60 18
 23. I find it odd/strange. 320 2.23 1.01 2
 24. I find it embarrassing. 320 2.08 0.90 2
 25. It does not fit in with our culture. 320 2.02 0.88 2
 26. It does not fit in with my beliefs. 320 2.01 0.87 2
 27. It is difficult to obtain access to it. 320 2.09 0.89 2
 28. It is embarrassing to obtain it. 320 2.04 0.89 2
 29. It is not hygienic. 320 2.18 0.99 2
 30. My husband does not want it. 320 2.23 1.08 2
 31. I cannot talk to a male health professional about it. 320 2.94 1.43 2
Total 320 70.44 20.00 62