ERIC Number: EJ355519
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1987
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Expert Medical Assessment in Determining Probability of Alleged Child Sexual Abuse.
Herbert, Carol P.
Child Abuse and Neglect: The International Journal, v11 n2 p213-21 1987
Retrospective medical chart audits of physical and behavioral symptoms and laboratory findings suggestive of child sexual abuse were correlated with abuse allegations to classify 63 patients regarding probability of abuse. Results indicated 65% were probable or determined cases, suggesting the need for a systematic approach to the medical interview and examination. (DB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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