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dc.contributor.authorSivertsen, Nina
dc.contributor.authorGrant, Julian
dc.contributor.authorDeverix, Janiene
dc.contributor.authorSteeb, Alice
dc.description.abstractAims: To collaboratively explore the cultural acceptance of the Pepi-Pod® program as an alter nate safe sleep space and to explore the process of implementing the Pepi-Pod® program in a mainstream health service for Aboriginal families living in urban South Australia. Background: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander infants continue to die from sudden infant death syn drome (SIDS) and sudden unexpected death in infancy (SUDI) at rates three to four times greater than other infants born in Australia despite Council of Australian Governments com mitment to halve the gap in the Indigenous infant mortality rate by 2018. The Pepi-Pod® pro gram is evidenced in New Zealand and Queensland to provide a culturally appropriate safe sleep alternative that contributes to the reduction of SIDS and SUDI. We have no evidence of accept ability or feasibility when offered through mainstream services in metropolitan South Australia. Methods: With a focus on decolonizing the research process through a two-way process for mutual learning between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal team members and community, a novel qualitative design was employed including photo elicited yarning sessions (n = 7), focus groups (n = 2), and field notes (n = 15). Results: Four themes emerged: ‘you don’t have to worry’; ‘a way of sharing knowledge’; ‘it looks like a bread box?’ and ‘need for consistent safe sleep mes sages’. The findings suggest that participants believe the Pepi-Pod® program may enrich Aboriginal families’ lives evoking feelings of comfort and safety; however, the design could be improved to make them more culturally appropriate. There was confusion around safe sleep processes and education with a call for streamlining safe sleep messaging.en_US
dc.identifier.citationSivertsen N, Grant J, Deverix J, Steeb. ‘It looks like a breadbox’: a pilot study investigating implementation of the Pepi-Pod® program with Aboriginal families in metropolitan South Australia. Primary Health Care Research and Development. 2021en_US
dc.identifier.cristinIDFRIDAID 2254950
dc.publisherCambridge University Pressen_US
dc.relation.journalPrimary Health Care Research and Development
dc.rights.holderCopyright 2021 The Author(s)en_US
dc.rightsAttribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)en_US
dc.title‘It looks like a breadbox’: a pilot study investigating implementation of the Pepi-Pod® program with Aboriginal families in metropolitan South Australiaen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.typePeer revieweden_US

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