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Original Research Article

Year: 2017 | Month: December | Volume: 7 | Issue: 12 | Pages: 146-150

Knowledge Regarding Safe Infant Sleeping Arrangements, among Mothers

Anu Sunny1, Liya Scariya1, Sneha Johnson1, Sonu A R2, Assuma Beevi T.M 3

13rd year B.Sc. Nursing, 2Senior Lecturer, 3Principal,
MIMS College of Nursing, Puthukode, India

Corresponding Author: Ms Sonu A R


Introduction: Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) and other sleep-related infant deaths, such as accidental suffocation and strangulation in bed and ill-defined deaths, are collectively known as sudden and unexpected infant death (SUID). It is seen that caregivers and   a noncompliance to the recommendations to the safe sleeping arrangements as the infant grows, which has increased the incidence of SIDS.
Methodology: The research approach used was non-experimental approach and research design was descriptive survey design. A sample size of 40motherswhose child was between the age 0-1 year were selected. Data collection was for a period of 2 weeks using a structured questionnaire. A pilot study was done to establish practicability, validity and reliability of tool and design. The data obtained were analysed using appropriate statistical procedures like Chi- square test
Results: The findings of the study proved that 80% mothers had average, 17.5% had poor and 2.5% had good knowledge regarding safe infant sleeping arrangements. There was no significant association between knowledge and demographic variables such as age, education, number of children and area of residence.

Key words: knowledge; safe infant sleeping arrangement

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