African American infants from low-income families remain at high risk for sleep-related deaths despite the reduction in infant sleep deaths in the general population.1 As part of a larger research study,2 46 African American mothers were asked about their infants’ sleep practices during 3 separate encounters on the same day: a survey administered by a research assistant (RA), a well-baby visit with the pediatrician, and a safe sleep discussion with a health educator (HE). Based on the mothers’ responses during each encounter, this study assesses the disclosure rates for unsafe sleep practices.
Mahoney P, Solomon BS, McDonald EM, Shields WC, Gielen AC. Disclosure of Infant Unsafe Sleep Practices by African American Mothers in Primary Care Settings. JAMA Pediatr. Published online July 01, 2019. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2019.1687
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