Exploring Prevalence of Child Abuse: Use of ICAST-Retrospective Instrument with the First Year Medical Students in a University

Koc, Esra M. and Dagli, Figen S. and Aksakal, Fatma N. and Aksoy, Hilal and Kahveci, Rabia and Baser, Duygu A. and Meads, Catherine and Ozkara, Adem (2018) Exploring Prevalence of Child Abuse: Use of ICAST-Retrospective Instrument with the First Year Medical Students in a University. Konuralp Medical Journal, 10 (1). pp. 7-12. ISSN 1309-3878

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.18521/ktd.382958

Abstract

Introduction: This study determined the prevalence of child abuse in first year medical students in a Turkish university using the ICAST-R, as well as the relationships between sociodemographic data and abuse. Materials&Methods: First-year medical students in a Turkish university were surveyed between 15th-30th June 2012, using ISPCAN Child Abuse Screening Tool-Retrospective Version (ICAST-R) and a questionnaire to collect sociodemographic data. Data analysis was performed with SPSS 15.0. Results: The study included 192 students, 56.8% female and 43.2% male. Physical, emotional and sexual abuse were found in 14.6%; 32.3%; and 8.9% of participants, respectively. No significant relation between gender and emotional abuse was found (p= 0.775), whereas both physical and sexual abuse were more common in males (p= 0.04; p= 0.018 respectively). There was a statistically significant relation between emotional abuse and parental separation (p= 0,014). Conclusion: Abuse is not rare among the medical student participants, and several preventable factors could worsen it. The findings have implications on how medical students are taught about these issues.

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Child, Abuse, Prevalence, Medical Students, Turkey, ICAST
Faculty: ARCHIVED Faculty of Health, Social Care & Education (until September 2018)
Depositing User: Lisa Blanshard
Date Deposited: 29 Jul 2019 13:17
Last Modified: 14 Nov 2019 16:10
URI: http://arro.anglia.ac.uk/id/eprint/704600

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