Posizione prona, rischio di SIDS, e consigli del pediatra
CARMELA ROSSO, MARIA RUSSO, MARIA GIOVANNA CAMMAROTA E MARIANGIOLA BASERGA
Cattedra di Pediatria, Facoltà di Medicina e Chirurgia, Catanzaro
INFANT POSITIONING, SIDS AND PAEDIATRICIANS ADVICE
Key words: SIDS, Sleep, Guidelines
In 1992 the American Academy of Paediatrics
Task Force on Infant Positioning and
SIDS recommended that healthy term infants
must be put to sleep on their back or side to
decrease the risk of Sudden Infant Death
Syndrome (SIDS). The Authors investigated
knowledge and practice on this issue of
paediatricians working in Calabria (Italy).
100 paediatricians answeder to an anonymous
questionnaire. 69% of them agreed
with the APP recommendations but only 9%
consistently advised parents to keep their
babies on their back; 12% of paediatricians
still recommended the prone position.
The findings demonstrate that in Calabria
the paediatricians advice to parents did not
change significantly in spite of their agreement
with AAP recommendations.