The following links provide example questions to use to assess the effectiveness of efforts in increasing SIDS knowledge. Please note that you may need to adapt questions to make them relevant to your local health jurisdiction and the target audience, especially ensuring an appropriate reading level for the questions. The final link below includes a training curriculum for nurses on SIDS risk reduction. Some questions assess knowledge about SIDS and risk reduction strategies, and some questions ask about behavior and intention. You can copy and paste the questions you find most relevant to your program and education efforts.
Reducing the risk of SIDS - Post Test (pdf)
• 6 multiple-choice questions, 9 true-false questions, from Anoka County, MN. Adapt to local health jurisdiction and target audience.
SIDS Training - Post Test (pdf)
• 9 multiple-choice questions, from the Center for Child Welfare, USF and the Florida Department of Children and Families. Target group is staff/providers. Would need to adapt for clients.
The Role of the Health Care Provider in Reducing Infant Deaths (pdf)
• 8 true-false questions, 3 multiple choice question, and training evaluation questions. Set up as a pre-test and post-test. From the SIDS Alliance of Illinois, Inc. Target group is health care providers.
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome - Post Test (pdf)
• 10 multiple-choice questions, targeted to information for emergency responders. From the Florida Association of EMS Educators.
• Accessed 10/8/12
Continuing Education Program on SIDS Risk Reduction (pdf) - Curriculum for Nurses
• Includes a two session curriculum with information, talking points with parents, and an information sheet handout to give to parents and caregivers, and a 10-question post-test survey and program evaluation.
• Session 1: What you need to know about Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. Session 2: How to communicate SIDS risk reduction techniques to parents and caregivers. From the US Department of Health and Human Services and the National Institutes of Health.