Faculty Publications

Title

Evaluation of Period of PURPLE Crying, an Abusive Head Trauma Prevention Program

Document Type

Article

Keywords

Abusive head trauma, Birthing mother, Evaluation, Prevention, Shaken baby syndrome

Journal/Book/Conference Title

JOGNN - Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing

Volume

43

Issue

6

First Page

752

Last Page

761

Abstract

The Period of PURPLE Crying program is used to educate parents and caregivers about normal infant crying and the dangers of infant shaking. We evaluated nurse-led, hospital-based implementation of the program using a nonexperimental, posttest-only design. New mothers rated the program as useful, and the program was effective in teaching mothers about normal infant crying, the dangers of infant shaking, and soothing and coping techniques. The findings support the feasibility and need for broad dissemination of the program.

Original Publication Date

1-1-2014

DOI of published version

10.1111/1552-6909.12495

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