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Development and evaluation of a shaken baby syndrome prevention program.
Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate parents' and nurses' opinions regarding the adequacy of an educational program on shaken baby syndrome: the Perinatal Shaken Baby Syndrome Prevention Program (PSBSPP). DESIGN: Qualitative and quantitative assessments in the form of interviews and questionnaires administered in French. SETTING: Two birthing institutions in Montréal, QC, Canada: a university hospital and a regional center. PARTICIPANTS: Two hundred and sixty-three parents (73.8% mothers, 26.2% fathers) received the intervention after the birth of their child, and 69 nurses administered it. METHODS: Parents' and nurses' assessments of the adequacy and relevance of the program and nurses' assessments of the training they received to administer the program were evaluated. RESULTS: Both parents and nurses supported this initiative. Most parents appreciated the usefulness of the information. Nurses believed the program was adequate, and their training to deliver the program was satisfactory. All participants reported that the program was highly relevant, especially for new parents. CONCLUSION: The Perinatal Shaken Baby Syndrome Prevention Program achieves the goals of (a) increasing parents' knowledge about infant crying, anger, and shaken baby syndrome and (b) helping parents identify coping strategies. The relevance of introducing the PSBSPP in all birthing institutions is supported. Future studies should focus on vulnerable and culturally diverse populations, and longitudinal follow-up could help determine if the PSBSPP reduces the incidence of shaken baby syndrome.
Adaptation, Psychological, Adult, Attitude of Health Personnel, Attitude to Health, Female, Health Education/organization & administration, Humans, Infant, Male, Models, Educational, Models, Psychological, Multivariate Analysis, Nurse's Role/psychology, Nursing Evaluation Research, Nursing Methodology Research, Nursing Staff, Hospital/education, Nursing Staff, Hospital/psychology, Parents/education, Parents/psychology, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Qualitative Research, Quebec, Questionnaires, Shaken Baby Syndrome/etiology, Shaken Baby Syndrome/prevention & control, Young Adult
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