A new tool to measure agency in contraceptive care
Our new study, published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine, demonstrates a new psychometrically robust scale measure of patient contraceptive agency during a clinic visit. We surveyed 338 patients across nine clinics in California from 2019-2020 on how they would rate their agreement with statements like "My provider helped me choose a birth control method that could work for me" and "My provider wanted to make my birth control decisions for me." This tool can be used to evaluate patient agency in both clinical care and research to ensure autonomy is preserved.
Read more about the study findings on the UCSF Bixby Center website.