ERIC Number: EJ567406
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1998
Triage and Referrals for Child Sexual Abuse Medical Examinations: Which Children Are Likely To Have Positive Medical Findings?
Kerns, David L.
Child Abuse & Neglect: The International Journal, v22 n6 p515-18 Jun 1998
This study identified characteristics of girls likely to have positive medical findings for child sexual-abuse. Females who were suspected to be child sexual abuse victims (n=1,456) were medically evaluated. Associations were found between positive findings of trauma and age and a history of sexual contact. A prediction model for suspected victims under the age of six was developed. (DB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Special Issue: Establishing a Medical Research Agenda for Childhood Sexual Abuse: Proceedings of an Invitational Conference, May 16 & 17, 1997. For related articles see EC 619 255-257.