Analysis of education in contraception for nurses in the
Red Cross Medical College of Riga, Riga,
Introduction Increasing role in the medical education nowadays belongs
to the education in contraception. Focused knowledge in contraception is
connected with the effectivity of health education. Contraception problems are
important in families, they are observed at school and discussed in society
meetings. Aim of the study was to analyze the level of knowledge in the process
of education in contraception included in the nurses education program.
Methods Special questionnaire was elaborated in an aim to figure out the level of
knowledge in contraception. A total of 124 female students (in age 19-48 years) of the Riga
Red Cross Medical College were included in the study. 42 students (33.8%) were
from the first year, 39 (31.5%) from second and 43 (34.6%) from the third year.
Main education in contraception is introduced in the second year program.
Standard statistical methods were used for data analysis.
Results Twenty-three percent from all
respondents had targeted interests in the contraception; 86% of questionnairs
showed that information in contraception is useful both in personal and
professional needs; 97% of respondents marked low level of knowledge from
secondary school, and remarcable inprovement in teaching by medical
professionals at medical school; 98% showed that many new questions apeared when
personal usage of contraceptive methods is present; 99% mentioned high grade of
the teaching methods; 89% of respondents mentioned that obtained information in
contraceptology is still “fresh” one year after the teaching course.
Conclusions Medical professionals showed better teaching results in
comparison with school teachers. Analysed teaching methods in contraception
are effective and based on the practical questions. Level of knowledge in
contraception for the medical school students is not sufficient due to the lack
of systematic planning in education.