Background: Norfolk has the second highest teen pregnancy rate and third highest infant mortality rate in Southeastern Virginia. SIDS is the third leading cause of infant death in Virginia. Providing a group education intervention modeled after centering pregnancy gives teen mothers the opportunity to learn and receive support in a safe space in hopes of making a positive impact on their attitudes and knowledge regarding SIDS.
Hypothesis: Do the attitudes and knowledge of pregnant teens and recent teen mothers change positively after a group education intervention on sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).
Method: Quasi-experimental non-randomized group trial. This includes pregnant females ages fifteen to nineteen in Norfolk, Virginia at a city general hospital. The data will be collected from a pretest before and posttest after a group education intervention on SIDS.
Data Collection: Hypothesis testing will be conducted using a t-test to determine group differences in attitudes and knowledge after the intervention. Participants will also be completing a PRAMS demographics survey.
Goal: To see if the SIDS education intervention has an impact on the knowledge of teen mothers in efforts to reduce the current SIDS rate contributing to Norfolk's high infant mortality rate.
Beilsmith, Delani; Garzon, Emily; Jones, Maurice; Jurist, Erika; Knapp, Catherine; Page, Nicole; Smith, Ashley; and Wagner, Courtney
"Examining the Attitudes and Knowledge of Pregnant Teens on the Topic of SIDS,"
OUR Journal: ODU Undergraduate Research Journal: Vol. 4
, Article 3.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.odu.edu/ourj/vol4/iss1/3