oa Africa Journal of Nursing and Midwifery - Using triangulation of research methods to investigate family planning practice in Swaziland

Volume 6, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1682-5055



Triangulation of research methods was used to investigate family planning practices among Swazi women, men and adolescents. Seventeen focus group interviews were conducted. The findings of focus group interviews were used to develop a structured interview schedule for conducting quantitative research. Both the qualitative and quantitative research results revealed that value of children, lack of support from partners, low social status of women and poor management of family planning services contributed to the poor utilisation of family planning services.

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