To examine adolescents’ decision-making capacity for pharmacsist-prescribed hormonal contraception.
A subset of 60 females, ages 14-21 were recruited to complete the MacArthur Competence Assessment Tool-Treatment (MacCAT-T). Overall scores were compared by age and demographic factors and variation examined.
Participants scored high on the MacCAT-T with little variation in the scores (18.8 [+/- 1.9]/20 total points). Factors such as chronic illness, health literacy, and family affluence were not associated with of overall scores.
Adolescents and young adults have the capacity to make decisions regarding contraception in the pharmacy access settings.
Abbreviations:REALM (Rapid Assessment of Adult Literacy in Medicine), FAS (Family Affluence Scale), CSHCN (Children with Special Healthcare Needs), MacCAT-T (MacArthur Competency Assessment Tool-Treatment)
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