The Oakland County, Michigan Contraceptive Self-Care
The Oakland County Michigan Contraceptive Self-Care Study, 1987-1989 assessed the effectiveness of nursing intervention in contraceptive care at the Oakland County Health Division (OCHD) in Michigan. Using a quasi-experimental design, groups receiving various nursing intervention techniques were compared with a control group to analyze the prevalence and determinants of contraceptive use after a first visit to a family planning clinic. Patients were interviewed, their needs evaluated by a study nurse and various interventions planned and carried out. Data were obtained by telephone from 1,819 first-time patients at three Oakland County Michigan clinics. This data set includes 639 variables from 360 condom-using patients.