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dc.contributor.authorDubowitz, H.
dc.contributor.authorBlack, M.M.
dc.contributor.authorHarrington, D.
dc.date.accessioned2020-02-07T21:39:46Z
dc.date.available2020-02-07T21:39:46Z
dc.date.issued1992
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.scopus.com/inward/record.uri?eid=2-s2.0-0026741568&doi=10.1001%2farchpedi.1992.02160180046015&partnerID=40&md5=3fc70d7e700c560aac33609cd40a6219
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10713/11947
dc.description.abstractObjective. To examine how the history, psychological evaluation, medical examination, and child�s response to the examination contributed to a diagnosis of child sexual abuse by an interdisciplinary team. Design. Patient series. Setting. Subspecialty clinic for evaluating prepubertal children alleged to have been sexually abused. Participants. One hundred thirty-two children alleged to have been sexually abused and their parents or guardian, evaluated consecutively in a subspecialty clinic between September 1989 and June 1990. Measurements/Main Results. A social worker interviewed the parents, a psychologist interviewed the child, and a pediatrician obtained a medical history and examined the child. Parents completed a Child Behavior Check list and the child�s response to the physical examination was noted. Both a disclosure by the child and abnormal physical findings were significantly and independently associated with the team�s diagnosis of sexual abuse, whereas the presence of sexualized behavior, somatic problems, and the child�s response to the examination did not make an additional contribution to the diagnosis. Conclusions. The findings support the need for a skilled psychological interview and a medical examination of a child alleged to have been sexually abused to make the diagnosis of sexual abuse. An interdisciplinary team appears to be a valuable approach for evaluating these children and their families. Copyright 1992, American Medical Association. All rights reserved.en_US
dc.description.urihttps://doi.org/10.1001/archpedi.1992.02160180046015en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherAmerican Medical Associationen_US
dc.relation.ispartofAmerican Journal of Diseases of Children
dc.titleThe Diagnosis of Child Sexual Abuseen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1001/archpedi.1992.02160180046015
dc.identifier.pmid1595624
dc.identifier.ispublishedYes
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