Factors Influencing the Racial Disparity in Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)
The overall purpose of this investigation is to better understand factors contributing to the high incidence of prone sleep positioning in African-American infants. In addition, the investigators are interested in investigating other races and ethinicities to understand their beliefs and perceptions and determine differences socioeconomically and socioculturally within and between groups. The investigators will address the following specific aims:
(-) To compare knowledge, attitudes, and practices regarding infant sleep position in parents of higher and lower SES.
(-) To identify risk factors for non-use of recommended supine sleep position in families with higher and lower SES (-) to develop a phenomenologic understanding of the decisions made by parents of higher SES and lower SES who do nt use recommended supine sleep position, using qualitative techniques.
|Study Design:||Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Prevention
|Official Title:||Factors Influencing the Racial Disparity in Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)|
- Factors Influencing the Racial Disparity in SIDS [ Time Frame: December 2004 - June 2011 ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]Sleep Position (Supine vs. Nonsupine) Bedsharing (Yes vs. No) Use of Softbedding (Yes vs. No)
|Study Start Date:||December 2004|
|Study Completion Date:||September 2015|
|Primary Completion Date:||September 2015 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Parents who qualify for the study will be asked to participate in the survey portion of the study. informed consent will be obtained. After completing the survey each parent will be asked if they would be willing to participate in and additional interview (focus group or semi-structured in-debth interview) at a later date.
Other: Lifestyle Counseling
We will utilize a combination of quantitative and qualitative techniques to ascertain factors, attitudes, and beliefs of African American parents of infants less than 6 months old.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01361893
|United States, District of Columbia|
|Children's National Medical Center|
|Washington, District of Columbia, United States, 20010|
|Principal Investigator:||Rachel Y Moon, MD||Children's Research Institute|