Document Type

Article

Language

eng

Format of Original

6 p.

Publication Date

10-1996

Publisher

Wiley

Source Publication

Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners

Source ISSN

1041-2972

Original Item ID

doi: 10.1111/j.1745-7599.1996.tb00604.x

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to compare the CUE Ovulation Predictor with the ovulation method in determining the fertile period. Eleven regularly ovulating women measured their salivary and vaginal electrical resistance (ER) with the CUE, observed their cervical-vaginal mucus, and measured their urine for a luteinizing hormone (LH) surge on a daily basis. Data from 21 menstrual cycles showed no statistical difference (T= 0.33, p= 0.63) between the CUE fertile period, which ranged from 5 to 10 days (mean = 6.7 days, SD = 1.6), and the fertile period of the ovulation method, which ranged from 4 to 9 days (mean = 6.5 days, SD = 2.0). The CUE has potential as an adjunctive device in the learning and use of natural family planning methods.

Comments

Accepted version. Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, Vol. 8, No. 10 (October 1996): 461-466. DOI. © Wiley-Blackwell 1996. Used with permission.

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