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ERIC Number: EJ841193
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 41
ISSN: ISSN-1053-8712
The Frequency of Sexual Abuse and Depression in a Sample of Street Children of One of Deprived Districts of Tehran
Ahmadkhaniha, Hamid Reza; Shariat, Seyed Vahid; Torkaman-Nejad, Sharif; Moghadam, Mohammad Mehdi Hoseini
Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, v16 n4 p23-35 2007
The purpose of this study was to determine the frequency of sexual abuse and depression among street children who live in a deprived district of Tehran. The researchers used the K-SADS questionnaire and a clinical interview were used to evaluate depression and sexual abuse in 87 street children in Tehran. Eighteen (20.9%) of the children had been sexually abused. Depressed children were 3.2 times more likely to be sexually abused than non-depressed children. Furthermore, 26 girls (86.7%) and 27 boys (48.2%) suffered from depression. The frequency of depression demonstrated a significant association with the father's or breadwinner's history of imprisonment or unemployment. Interventional programs providing education and support should be implemented for street children. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Iran