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Infant abusive head trauma prevention: acceptability of the Period of PURPLE Crying® program in far north Queensland, Australia

Submitted: 27 March 2013
Revised: 1 July 2013
Accepted: 30 July 2013
Published: 3 March 2014

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Author(s) : Stephens A, Kaltner M, Liley W.

Anne StephensWilliam Liley

Citation: Stephens A, Kaltner M, Liley W.  Infant abusive head trauma prevention: acceptability of the Period of PURPLE Crying® program in far north Queensland, Australia. Rural and Remote Health 14: 2603. (Online) 2014. Available: http://www.rrh.org.au

ABSTRACT

Introduction:  A study examined the appropriateness and likelihood of usage of the north American Period of PURPLE Crying® intervention program in far north Queensland, to educate families about the risk of infant abusive head trauma (AHT)/shaken baby syndrome.
Methods:  A mixed-method cross-sectional study with a questionnaire and semi-structured interview was conducted with 33 health professionals in far north Queensland (FNQ) to gauge their opinions of the Period of PURPLE Crying program’s educational materials.
Results:  Seventy per cent of participants were aware of infant AHT; 87.8% agreed the program would be appropriate for far north Queensland populations; 90% agreed that new parents/carers could learn new strategies to deal with inconsolable crying, and that men would be particularly advantaged.
Conclusions:  In their present form, the educational materials of the Period of PURPLE Crying are appropriate for use. As such, the researchers intend to undertake a pilot implementation in FNQ.

Key words: infant abusive head trauma, parenting skills, rural primary care and injury prevention, shaken baby syndrome.

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