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Sudden infant death syndrome risk questionnaire: a mirror of parental awareness rather than a prospective diagnostic tool.
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PMID:  15046284     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
AIM: In 1989, a scoring system that aimed to identify infants at risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) by a structured questionnaire [SIDS risk questionnaire (SRQ)] consisting of 25 items was introduced in Styria (Austria). It was the aim of the study to compare SIDS rates in the population that had access to the SRQ with the population that had no access. Furthermore, for the population receiving the SRQ, the responding (compliant) and non-responding (non-compliant) groups were compared concerning the incidence of SIDS. METHODS: Within the study period, 53 865 births and 57 SIDS cases were recorded (incidence 1.06/1000) and analysed retrospectively. RESULTS: The incidence of SIDS was significantly higher in the non-responding population (2.36/ 1000) than in the responding group (0.81/1000, p < 0.001). However, the incidence of SIDS was not significantly different in the population that had access to the risk questionnaire (1.29/1000) and the group without access (0.86/1000, p = 0.145). CONCLUSION: The value of any questionnaire used for SIDS prevention may be limited by the existence of a non-compliant population which represents a risk group and should be targeted by other preventive measures.
H Zotter; R Kerbl; G Schwantzer; R Kurz; C Einspieler
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Validation Studies    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta paediatrica (Oslo, Norway : 1992)     Volume:  93     ISSN:  0803-5253     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Paediatr.     Publication Date:  2004 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-03-29     Completed Date:  2004-06-14     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9205968     Medline TA:  Acta Paediatr     Country:  Norway    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  255-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Paediatrics, University of Graz, Auenbruggerplatz 30, A-8036 Graz, Austria.
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MeSH Terms
Infant, Newborn
Patient Compliance / statistics & numerical data
Prospective Studies
Reproducibility of Results
Retrospective Studies
Risk Factors
Sudden Infant Death / diagnosis*,  epidemiology

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