A questionnaire was given to 37 mothers of infants under 12 months admitted to a hospital paediatric ward in August 1992 to assess their awareness of current risk-reducing recommendations for the sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) and the role of health professionals in providing this information.
Three mothers had not heard of SIDS; all were Bangladeshi.
Twenty-seven mentioned lateral or supine lying, 18 overheating and 15 smoking.
Only one mother actually volunteered that, as a risk-reducing measure, medical advice should be promptly sought if the baby became unwell.
About one half of the mothers could name three of the four « official » risk-reducing recommendations.
Mots-clés Pascal : Mort subite, Nourrisson, Homme, Prévention, Facteur risque, Information, Programme Information Questionnaire
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Sudden death, Infant, Human, Prevention, Risk factor, Information, Programme Information Questionnaire
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0260044
Code Inist : 002B27B11. Création : 199406.