ERIC Number: EJ452955
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1992
Medical Evaluation Referral Patterns for Sexual Abuse Victims.
Hibbard, Roberta A.; Zollinger, Terrell W.
Child Abuse and Neglect: The International Journal, v16 n4 p533-40 Jul-Aug 1992
A survey of 497 professionals attending educational programs on child sexual abuse found that 69 percent of the nonphysicians did not refer all alleged child abuse victims for medical evaluations (as recommended). The type of abuse and presence of physical and psychological symptoms were considered in making referral decisions. (Author/DB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A