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Ahlers-Schmidt, C. R., Schunn, C., Dempsy, M., & Blackon, S. (2014-A). Evaluation of community baby showers to promote safe sleep. Kansas Journal of Medicine, 7, 1–5. Access Abstract

NPM: 7-1: Child Safety/Injury (0-9 years) 5: Safe Sleep
Intervention Components (click on component to see a list of all articles that use that intervention): PARENT/FAMILY, Notification/Information Materials (Online Resources, Information Guide), Training (Parent/Family), CAREGIVER, Education/Training (caregiver), Educational Material (caregiver), Provision of Safe Sleep Item
Intervention Description: The purpose was to describe participants’ knowledge and intentions regarding safe sleep following a Community Baby Shower.
Conclusion: Our Baby Showers were attended by the target audience, who exhibited high levels of safe sleep knowledge, and stated intentions to utilize most safe sleep recommendations following the Shower. However, some participants were resistant to following at least some of the recommendations. Additional venues and other educational strategies may be needed to maximize the uptake of these recommendations.
Study Design: Survey following Baby Shower
Setting: Community Baby Showers
Target Audience: 60% AA women
Data Source: Survey
Sample Size: 364 participants
Age Range: Infant

Ahlers-Schmidt, C. R., Schunn, C., Nguyen, M., Nimeskern Miller, J., Rabea Ilahe, R., & Kuhlmann, S. (2015). Does providing infant caregivers with a wearable blanket increase safe sleep practices? A randomized controlled trial. Clinical Pediatrics. doi:10.1177/0009922815572077. Access Abstract

NPM: 7-1: Child Safety/Injury (0-9 years) 5: Safe Sleep
Intervention Components (click on component to see a list of all articles that use that intervention): PARENT/FAMILY, Presentation/Meeting/Information Session/Event, CAREGIVER, Provision of Safe Sleep Item
Intervention Description: The purpose of this study was to test the effectiveness of a wearable blanket versus a control item to increase safe sleep practices among parents at a pediatric resident clinic.
Study Design: RCT
Setting: Pediatric continuity clinic that serves mostly state-insured patients.
Target Audience: Parents of infants
Data Source: Survey at baseline and 2-month clinic visit
Sample Size: 152 participants
Age Range: Infant

Canter, J., Rao, V., Patrick, P. A., Alpan, G., & Altman, R. L. (2015). The impact of a hospital-based educational video on maternal perceptions and planned practices of infant safe sleep. Journal for Specialists in Pediatric Nursing. doi:10.1111/jspn. 12114. Access Abstract

NPM: 7-1: Child Safety/Injury (0-9 years) 5: Safe Sleep
Intervention Components (click on component to see a list of all articles that use that intervention): PARENT/FAMILY, Presentation/Meeting/Information Session/Event, Notification/Information Materials (Online Resources, Information Guide)
Intervention Description: To evaluate whether an educational video would impact infant sleep practices among new mothers.
Conclusion: Given the potentially fatal consequence of unsafe sleep, a brief video provided by nursing staff can be a prudent component of new parent education.
Study Design: Before-and-after study design (with historical and concurrent controls and a 2-month prospective intervention)
Setting: Maternity ward
Target Audience: Parents of newborns
Data Source: Self-administered survey
Sample Size: Intervention n=43 Control n=49
Age Range: Infant

Goodstein, M. H., Bell, T., & Krugman, S. D. (2015). Improving infant sleep safety through a comprehensive hospital-based program. Clinical Pediatrics, 54(3), 212–221. Access Abstract

NPM: 7-1: Child Safety/Injury (0-9 years) 5: Safe Sleep
Intervention Components (click on component to see a list of all articles that use that intervention): HOSPITAL, PARENT/FAMILY, Notification/Information Materials (Online Resources, Information Guide), Training (Parent/Family), CAREGIVER, Education/Training (caregiver), Educational Material (caregiver), Sleep Environment Modification, PROVIDER/PRACTICE, Provider Training/Education, Educational Material (Provider), Nurse/Nurse Practitioner, Guideline Change and Implementation
Intervention Description: We evaluated a comprehensive hospital-based infant safe sleep education program on parental education and safe sleep behaviors in the home using a cross-sectional survey of new parents at hospital discharge (HD) and 4-month follow-up (F/U).
Conclusion: Reinforcing the infant sleep safety message through intensive hospital-based education improves parental compliance with sudden infant death syndrome risk reduction guidelines.
Study Design: Quasi-experimental nonequivalent control group design
Setting: Hospital, postpartum maternity units
Target Audience: Nurses + New parents
Data Source: Cross-sectional survey of parents at time of hospital discharge and at 4-month well-child visit
Sample Size: 1,092 in hospital sample 490 at 4-month follow-up
Age Range: Infant

Mason, B., Ahlers-Schmidt, C. R., & Schunn, C. (2013). Improving safe sleep environments for well newborns in the hospital setting. Clinical Pediatrics, 52(10), 969–975. Access Abstract

NPM: 7-1: Child Safety/Injury (0-9 years) 5: Safe Sleep
Intervention Components (click on component to see a list of all articles that use that intervention): PARENT/FAMILY, Notification/Information Materials (Online Resources, Information Guide), PROVIDER/PRACTICE, Nurse/Nurse Practitioner, Provider Training/Education, Educational Material (Provider)
Intervention Description: The purpose of this study was to improve sleep position and environment in the hospital.
Conclusion: Using a multifaceted approach significantly improved infant safe sleep practice in the hospital setting.
Study Design: Pre-post intervention
Setting: Wesley Medical Center postpartum units
Target Audience: Nursing staff and mothers of infants
Data Source: Observation of sleep environment in hospital; follow-up parent survey
Sample Size: Baseline in hospital n=144 Post-intervention in hospital n=249 Parent survey n=101
Age Range: Infant

Oden RP, Joyner BL, Ajao TI, Moon RY. Factors influencing African American mothers' decisions about sleep position: a qualitative study. J Natl Med Assoc. 2010;102(10):870. Access Abstract

NPM: 5: Safe Sleep
Intervention Components (click on component to see a list of all articles that use that intervention): Group Education, Sleep Environment Modification, Training (Parent/Family)
Intervention Description: Eighty-three mothers participated in focus groups or individual interviews. Questions probed reasons for infant sleep position decisions and influences on decision making.
Primary Outcomes: N/A
Conclusion: African American mothers are generally aware of the Back to Sleep recommendation. However, many may not believe that the supine position is the safest position. Other mothers may use the prone position because of infant comfort or parent's need for longer sleep. Trust in the pediatrician may not be sufficient reason for parents to use the supine position.
Study Design: N/A
Significant Findings: N/A
Setting: Washington, DC, and Maryland
Data Source: Mother interview
Sample Size: 83 mothers
Age Range: parents with infants 0 to 6 months of age

Hauck, F. R., Tanabe, K. O., McMurry, T., & Moon, R. Y. (2015). Evaluation of bedtime basics for babies: a national crib distribution program to reduce the risk of sleep-related sudden infant deaths. Journal of community health, 40(3), 457-463. Access Abstract

NPM: 5: Safe Sleep
Intervention Components (click on component to see a list of all articles that use that intervention): CAREGIVER, Provision of Safe Sleep Item, Education/Training (caregiver), Educational Material (caregiver), PARENT/FAMILY, Training (Parent/Family), NATIONAL, Campaign, Mass Media
Intervention Description: The objective of this study was to describe parental knowledge and practices regarding infant sleep position, bedsharing, pacifier use, and feeding practices before and after receipt of a free crib and safe sleep education.
Conclusion: Crib distribution and safe sleep education positively influence knowledge and practices about safe sleep.

   

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U02MC31613, MCH Advanced Education Policy, $3.5 M. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.