TITLE

Turkish mothers' who have preterm infants knowledge about risk factors of sudden infant death syndrome

AUTHOR(S)
Efe, Emine; Ak, Gülşen
PUB. DATE
August 2012
SOURCE
HealthMed;2012, Vol. 6 Issue 4, p1137
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Objective: The aim of this study was to determine the Turkish mothers' who have a preterm infant knowledge about risk factors for sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). Methods: This study was conducted by mothers who have a preterm infant. This study was composed of volunteers (n=60) who were present at neonatal care unit, University Hospital at the time of research. Data were collected with a questionnaire. Data were analyzed by percentages. Results: The majority of the mothers had a lack of knowledge about risk factors for SIDS. The majority of the mothers would use a pillow with their sleeping infants, and would place preterm infants in the side position at daytime, nightime and when left alone in rooms. The majority of the fathers did smoke in their homes. Conclusion: The findings can be used to develop educational programs directed at increasing knowledge about risk factors of SIDS an effort to decrease its incidence.
ACCESSION #
77561738

 

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