Developing Educational Material To Promote Awareness Of Nicotine Use As A Significant Risk Factor For Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

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Title:
Developing Educational Material To Promote Awareness Of Nicotine Use As A Significant Risk Factor For Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
Author:
Bencs, Nicole
Issue Date:
2014
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
Introduction and Rationale: Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) continues to be the leading cause of death in infants 28 days to 12 months old and the third leading cause of infant mortality (CDC, 2014; Task Force on SIDS, 2011a). SIDS has no identifiable cause although many hypotheses have existed and there are many known risk factors. Nicotine use is the second most modifiable risk factor for SIDS and to date there is no national public education campaign. Formal education is needed. Written education materials, such as brochures, are an effective way to increase knowledge and awareness of a health topic. Purpose and Objective: The purpose of this DNP Project was to create an educational brochure about SIDS and nicotine as a significant modifiable risk factor. The brochure is directed towards pregnant women and women with infants less than 12 months of age. The objective was to educate and inform mothers about SIDS, nicotine and its relation to SIDS, and the importance of abstaining from nicotine during and after pregnancy. Methods: The brochure was created using the Health Belief Model (HBM) as a framework. The HBM was used to explain health behavior modifications and was used as a foundation for education interventions. The model has successfully been applied to explain other preventative health behaviors and provide health education in various contexts. Results: The brochure was evaluated by two subject matter experts who have published peer reviewed articles using the HBM. Both subject matter experts found the HBM applied to the brochure appropriately. In their opinion, the content of the brochure should have positive impact for health modification in women who use nicotine and are pregnant or have a child less than 12 months of age. Conclusions: This DNP Project demonstrated SIDS as a current significant health problem and identified maternal nicotine use as the second most modifiable risk factor. Due to lack of current public education, a brochure was created using the HBM as a framework. Subject matter experts stated the brochure was created based on the HBM and will likely a have positive health influence on the intended population.
Type:
text; Electronic Dissertation
Keywords:
infant; infant sleep; nicotine; SIDS; tobacco; Health Belief Model; Nursing
Degree Name:
D.N.P.
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Nursing
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Phipps, Lorri; Peek, Gloanna
Committee Chair:
Phipps, Lorri; Archbold, Kristen

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.titleDeveloping Educational Material To Promote Awareness Of Nicotine Use As A Significant Risk Factor For Sudden Infant Death Syndromeen_US
dc.creatorBencs, Nicoleen_US
dc.contributor.authorBencs, Nicoleen_US
dc.date.issued2014-
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractIntroduction and Rationale: Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) continues to be the leading cause of death in infants 28 days to 12 months old and the third leading cause of infant mortality (CDC, 2014; Task Force on SIDS, 2011a). SIDS has no identifiable cause although many hypotheses have existed and there are many known risk factors. Nicotine use is the second most modifiable risk factor for SIDS and to date there is no national public education campaign. Formal education is needed. Written education materials, such as brochures, are an effective way to increase knowledge and awareness of a health topic. Purpose and Objective: The purpose of this DNP Project was to create an educational brochure about SIDS and nicotine as a significant modifiable risk factor. The brochure is directed towards pregnant women and women with infants less than 12 months of age. The objective was to educate and inform mothers about SIDS, nicotine and its relation to SIDS, and the importance of abstaining from nicotine during and after pregnancy. Methods: The brochure was created using the Health Belief Model (HBM) as a framework. The HBM was used to explain health behavior modifications and was used as a foundation for education interventions. The model has successfully been applied to explain other preventative health behaviors and provide health education in various contexts. Results: The brochure was evaluated by two subject matter experts who have published peer reviewed articles using the HBM. Both subject matter experts found the HBM applied to the brochure appropriately. In their opinion, the content of the brochure should have positive impact for health modification in women who use nicotine and are pregnant or have a child less than 12 months of age. Conclusions: This DNP Project demonstrated SIDS as a current significant health problem and identified maternal nicotine use as the second most modifiable risk factor. Due to lack of current public education, a brochure was created using the HBM as a framework. Subject matter experts stated the brochure was created based on the HBM and will likely a have positive health influence on the intended population.en_US
dc.typetexten
dc.typeElectronic Dissertationen
dc.subjectinfanten_US
dc.subjectinfant sleepen_US
dc.subjectnicotineen_US
dc.subjectSIDSen_US
dc.subjecttobaccoen_US
dc.subjectHealth Belief Modelen_US
dc.subjectNursingen_US
thesis.degree.nameD.N.P.en_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineNursingen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorPhipps, Lorrien_US
dc.contributor.advisorPeek, Gloannaen_US
dc.contributor.chairPhipps, Lorrien_US
dc.contributor.chairArchbold, Kristenen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberPhipps, Lorrien_US
dc.contributor.committeememberMoore, Kien_US
dc.contributor.committeememberGoldsmith, Melissaen_US
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