Examining the Bed Sharing Practices of Mothers with Newborn Infants: A Community Health System/University Partnership

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/163290
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Examining the Bed Sharing Practices of Mothers with Newborn Infants: A Community Health System/University Partnership
Author(s):
Borucki, Lynne C.
Author Details:
Lynne C. Borucki, PhD, RN, Widener University, Medford, New Jersey, USA, email: lcborucki@mail.widener.edu
Abstract:
Purpose: Bed sharing with an infant in an unsafe manner may put that infant at increased risk for injury and possible death. A collaborative partnership between a community health system and a metropolitan university initiated an examination of infant sleep practices in the community after a recent county child death review reported significant numbers of infant deaths possibly due to bed sharing. This innovative multidisciplinary community partnership was designed to meet the community outreach and civic engagement goals of both agencies. The purpose of the collaboration was to address the identified health risks of the community. By examining current infant sleep practices, the collaborative partnership will be able to identify the prevalence of bed sharing in the served community and the factors that contribute to this practice. Maternal motivations for infant sleep practices, maternal attitudes towards infant sleep practices and environmental factors contributing to infant sleep practices will also be examined. Theoretical Framework: none Methods (Design, Sample, Setting, Measures, Analysis): Participants in this study will include women who have given birth to healthy infants at the hospital of the community health system who are discharged home with their infants within five days of the birth. The participant will be asked to read and complete the written questionnaire during their postpartum stay and will then be contacted by phone at one month and three months after discharge to be interviewed using a follow-up questionnaire. Data results will be analyzed and reported using descriptive statistics. Qualitative results will be coded line-by-line and analyzed for categories or themes. Results: Data collection is ongoing. Conclusions and Implications: The collaborative partnership plans to use this information to develop educational interventions and seek material resources that could potentially decrease the risks of bed sharing. The partnership offers the opportunity for multidisciplinary collaboration in research, education, and providing needed resources for the community.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2007
Conference Name:
19th Annual Scientific Sessions
Conference Host:
Eastern Nursing Research Society
Conference Location:
Providence, Rhode Island, USA
Description:
Conference theme: Building Communities of Scholarship and Research, held April 12-14, 2007 at The Westin Providence.
Note:
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DC FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleExamining the Bed Sharing Practices of Mothers with Newborn Infants: A Community Health System/University Partnershipen_GB
dc.contributor.authorBorucki, Lynne C.en_US
dc.author.detailsLynne C. Borucki, PhD, RN, Widener University, Medford, New Jersey, USA, email: lcborucki@mail.widener.eduen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/163290-
dc.description.abstractPurpose: Bed sharing with an infant in an unsafe manner may put that infant at increased risk for injury and possible death. A collaborative partnership between a community health system and a metropolitan university initiated an examination of infant sleep practices in the community after a recent county child death review reported significant numbers of infant deaths possibly due to bed sharing. This innovative multidisciplinary community partnership was designed to meet the community outreach and civic engagement goals of both agencies. The purpose of the collaboration was to address the identified health risks of the community. By examining current infant sleep practices, the collaborative partnership will be able to identify the prevalence of bed sharing in the served community and the factors that contribute to this practice. Maternal motivations for infant sleep practices, maternal attitudes towards infant sleep practices and environmental factors contributing to infant sleep practices will also be examined. Theoretical Framework: none Methods (Design, Sample, Setting, Measures, Analysis): Participants in this study will include women who have given birth to healthy infants at the hospital of the community health system who are discharged home with their infants within five days of the birth. The participant will be asked to read and complete the written questionnaire during their postpartum stay and will then be contacted by phone at one month and three months after discharge to be interviewed using a follow-up questionnaire. Data results will be analyzed and reported using descriptive statistics. Qualitative results will be coded line-by-line and analyzed for categories or themes. Results: Data collection is ongoing. Conclusions and Implications: The collaborative partnership plans to use this information to develop educational interventions and seek material resources that could potentially decrease the risks of bed sharing. The partnership offers the opportunity for multidisciplinary collaboration in research, education, and providing needed resources for the community.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T11:04:49Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T11:04:49Z-
dc.conference.date2007en_US
dc.conference.name19th Annual Scientific Sessionsen_US
dc.conference.hostEastern Nursing Research Societyen_US
dc.conference.locationProvidence, Rhode Island, USAen_US
dc.descriptionConference theme: Building Communities of Scholarship and Research, held April 12-14, 2007 at The Westin Providence.en_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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