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Poster Title: Baby's Best Sleep: Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting Evaluation
Submitted on 08 Feb 2018
Author(s): Marshara Fross, Amanda McMahon, Vasthi Ciceron, Elba Campos, Dogeli Rojas, Tochukwu Obioha, Chedeline Apollon, Jennifer Marshall
Affiliations: University of South Florida, Lawton and Rhea Chiles Center for Healthy Mothers and Babies, Florida MIECHV Initiative
This poster was presented at USF Health Research Day 2018
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Abstract: Florida’s rate of sudden unexpected infant death (SUID) is three times higher than the national rate (0.67/1,000 vs. 0.21/1,000). Florida Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) program serves families with characteristics that place them at a higher risk for SUID in 29 counties. This evaluation assesses MIECHV participants’ practices, beliefs, furnishings, education received, and other influences on infant sleep environments. The research team conducted interviews with 48 parents and caregivers who were involved in the sleeping regimen. The interviews were conducted via telephone in the participants’ preferred language (English, Spanish and Haitian Creole). All discussions were digitally recorded, transcribed, and reviewed for accuracy; then coding and thematic analysis was conducted. The respondents understood and could recite, when asked, the infant sleep AAP recommendations or the ABC’s of safe sleep, regardless of adherence. Only a few (n=2) program participants were unaware of the guidelines and only a small amount required additional prompting. Participants also convey those guidelines to other caregivers with mixed success. Some participants (n=17) reported co-sleeping and a variety of furnishings are used in different sleep settings. Participants are open to receiving free infant sleep furnishings, but their intentions to use them are less certain. Summary: Florida’s rate of sudden unexpected infant death (SUID) is three times higher than the national rate (0.67/1,000 vs. 0.21/1,000). The Florida Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) program serves families who may be at a higher risk for SUID. This evaluation assesses MIECHV participants’ practices, beliefs, furnishings, education received, and other influences on infant sleep environments.References: Florida Health Charts. (2017, Nov. 7th). SUIDS Deaths. Florida Health Charts. http://www.flhealthcharts.com/charts/DataViewer/InfantDeathViewer/InfantDeathViewer.aspx?indNumber=0711Report abuse »
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