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Minerva Pediatrica 2013 December;65(6):645-50


language: Italian

“A minute for life”: resuscitation techniques in infants with risk for sudden infant death syndrome. Development of an instructional video for parents

Cremante A., Nosetti L., Tovaglieri N., Niespolo A. C., Spica Russotto V., Mongiardi V., Nespoli L.

Centro SIDS, Clinica Pediatrica Università degli Studi dell’Insubria Ospedale di Circolo, Fondazione Macchi Varese, Italia


Aim: The present study describes a project carried out in the Center for SIDS/ALTE of the Pediatric Clinic of Varese, targeted to deliver and provide parents with a movies on PBLS titled “A Minute for Life”. The impact on the parent was evaluated by applying a questionnaire.
Methods: The movie “A Minute for Life” was given to 308 parents (122 fathers, mean age 35.2 and 186 mothers, mean age 28.4). All parents completed a questionnaire based on 4 parameters: 1. clarity of the content presented; 2. anxiety felt while watching the movie clip 3. reassurance related to their ability to review other times the movie; 4. the perception of its usefulness.
Results: Regarding the clarity of content, the results provide evidence that 231 parents (75% of the sample) rated him “very clear”, while 77 subjects (25%) considered it “quite clear”. On the possibility of being able to have at home, 277 parents (90% of subjects) believed it would be very reassuring to see it back Home. According to 231 parents (75% of the sample) the vision of the movie does not convey anxiety, while 77 of them (25% of subjects) felt slightly concerned in relation to vision. With regard to the overall assessment of the movie, all parents (308, 100% of the sample) agreed about its extreme usefulness.
Conclusion: Our study opens the way for further prospective studies regarding the appropriateness and usefulness of the movie. It’s also important to consider the release of the movie to all new parents and the possibility of giving first aid courses open to all those who want to be able to act with promptness and expertise if and when necessary.

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