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Connaissances des pères concernant le syndrome du bébé secoué

Abstract : Objectives: Give a synopsis of fathers’ knowledge of shaken baby syndrome. Material and methods: This was a descriptive cross-sectional observational study. Data collection was conducted by directive interview at the Grenoble Couple-Children's Hospital between March 27, 2018 and May 23, 2018. Every father present in the Mother-Child unit service was included following their child’s birth. Fathers who didn’t want to participate in the study, fathers whose child had died or was hospitalized in neonatalogy were excluded. Results: the analyzed population included 142 fathers. 72% of fathers knew the cause of the syndrome, 52% were aware of the consequences and 76% were aware of the normality of crying. Half of fathers were aware of the normality of impulses of violence induced by this crying. The majority of fathers didn’t know what to do in case of exasperation. Their main source of information was TV. Only 9 fathers remembered being informed by health professionals, and the subject was rarely addressed during exit advice. Conclusion: Fathers should be better informed about shaken baby syndrome, especially regarding preventive measures. Health professionals, and mainly midwives, should have up to date information, to inform parents without difficulty. The means of information should be multiplied, by integrating education with different media, with oral information. The moments of information should also be multiplied, by adding prenatal information to postnatal information.
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Meije Carayol. Connaissances des pères concernant le syndrome du bébé secoué. Gynécologie et obstétrique. 2019. ⟨dumas-02284334⟩



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