ERIC Number: EJ581637
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1999
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A New Measure for Distress during Child Sexual Abuse Examinations: The Genital Examination Distress Scale.
Gully, Kevin J.; Britton, Helen; Hansen, Karen; Goodwill, Kristopher; Nope, Joni L.
Child Abuse & Neglect: The International Journal, v23 n1 p61-70 Jan 1999
A study (n=242) investigated the effectiveness of a simple seven-item scale designed to quantify indices of emotional distress during the rectal-genital phase of a child sexual-abuse examination. The Genital Examination Distress Scale found increased distress was associated with positive physical findings. (CR)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Research
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